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The revolving door

By Michael J. Smith on Monday September 11, 2006 10:48 PM

J Alva Scruggs passed along this item:
Napolitano names Democratic consultant to universities board

Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano has appointed a Democratic ally and former Clinton administration official to the state Board of Regents.

Napolitano selected Fred DuVal to fill an upcoming vacancy on the state panel, which oversees Arizona's three public universities.

DuVal served as an aide to former president Clinton and former Arizona governor Bruce Babbitt. He runs a Democratic consulting firm and is very active in state and national Democratic circles....

Last year, she tapped former Democratic U.S. senator Dennis DeConcini to serve on the Board of Regents. DeConcini served in the U.S. Senate from 1977 to 1995 before retiring after getting caught up in the Charles Keating savings and loan scandal. DeConcini is one of the state's top Democrats, has served as a lobbyist and was also one of the first Democrats to encourage Napolitano to enter public service.

The governor also picked Phoenix attorney Ernest Calderón for a regents post in 2003. Calderón is a high-profile attorney but is also a political supporter of the governor.

Napolitano last year picked Scott Bales to serve on the Arizona Supreme Court, giving Democrats a 3-2 edge on court. Bales worked with Napolitano when she served as state attorney general and worked on her 2002 campaign for governor.

Bales was also an attorney at the Lewis & Roca law firm. Napolitano worked there before entering the political realm....

Federal campaign finance records show DuVal has given contributions to the Arizona Democratic Party, Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Kerry, Arizona U.S. Senate challenger Jim Pederson and former vice president Al Gore.

This Napolitano -- she's a one-woman employment agency for broken-down old Democrats. Maybe she can find a place for all of 'em, somewhere in Arizona. Be nice to have 'em in one place.

Comments (1)

js paine:

the great paul harvey wanted arizona
for the zionists

well ...

the real israel

and there's
the spiritual israel

at least
according to my top of the chart
good book cult
the jehovah witnesses

so tombstone territory for dlc dems
sounds like a wish granted

yup harvey gets his wish

and like most wish completions
it ain't what was expected by the wisher

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