One Arizona candidate 'bi'-ing votes
How about if we wrap up the week's news by putting aside the triumphs of the human spirit: the remarkable landing of our rover on Mars, the inspiring strength of the Sikh community in Wisconsin, the moving stories highlighting some of the Olympic athletes in London.
Let us turn the page on those in order to microscopically examine the dignity that has come to the congressional campaign in Arizona's newly-redrawn sixth district.
The geographic change has put two Republican incumbents in the position of battling one another in the primary: Rep. David Schweikert versus Rep. Ben Quayle.
The only interest I have in this race is, if one of them is sent back to Washington, that he represents Arizona well. That nonpartisan position having been stated, I must agree with retiring Sen. John Kyl, who calls a current Schweikert ad "an example of the worst in American politics."
It's a mailer that says on one side, "Ben Quayle. He goes both ways." On the flip side it continues "on important conservative issues." The Schweikert camp seemed shocked when some of us interpreted that to suggest they were saying Quayle is bisexual.
Schweikert advisers, don't insult the voters.
If you didn't believe that "goes both ways" might be read as a sexual reference, then you're too stupid to run a campaign.
I'm Pat McMahon.
Pat McMahon, Host