In her annual State of the State Address on Monday, Napolitano said: “Too often lately, we see this money go for TV commercials that amount to little more than publicity for an elected official. That’s the wrong way to use it. Pass a bill that uses the money for core functions of law enforcement.”
So imagine my surprise when I obtained a copy of a 52 page, color glossy book touting the accomplishments of Ms. LaWall and her office. The book is so slick and thick that it looks like the advertising folder for a new BMW.
To be sure, Thomas spent more money on his pamphlet and it was more widely distributed, but at least it was about crime prevention. It wasn't just about Thomas.
Here's a copy of the full LaWall brochure. Browse through it and see if it can be characterized as anything other than a campaign piece.
So far, the Citizen is the only newspaper I can find that has covered the story. We'll see if the media and the Governor express equivalent outrage, but considering that Thomas is a Maricopa County Republican and LaWall is a Pima County Democrat, I'm not holding my breath
Not that they are biased or anything.