Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Old West Spirit Lives In Arizona

It is said that everything is bigger in Texas but in Arizona, the cojones are getting bigger. (No offense to my friends in Texas. You guys are awesome but Arizona is just kicking butt and taking names right now.)

Names like Governor Jan Brewer, Senator Russell Pearce, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio have become household names for simply doing their jobs and standing up for the rights of their citizens. This has meant flying in the face of liberal political correctness. The City of Los Angeles even voted to boycott Arizona by cancelling contracts and travel.

You can add the name Gary Pierce to that list. Pierce is the commissioner of the Arizona Corporations Commission which regulates the state's utilities. It seems that utilities in Arizona generate about 25 percent of the electricity used in the city of Los Angeles.

Commissioner Pierce sent a letter to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Here is an excerpt:

If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation. I am confident that Arizona’s utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands. If, however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona’s economy. People of goodwill can disagree over the merits of SB 1070. A statewide economic boycott of Arizona is not a message sent in goodwill.
Heh, heh, heh. Short-sightedness isn't a desirable quality, is it Mayor Villaraigosa?

H/T: HotAir

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