It’s best to keep a firm grasp on your sense of humor during the political primary season. After all, when it’s time for the general election you want to get all your folks back in the same tent. In the words of an old song: “Tell your parents not to muddy the waters around us…they may have to drink them some day.” Probably applies to battles within a political party, too.
I did have to chuckle about Patty Weiss’s name recognition. That only counts if it’s the name on the ballot, and to be the name on the ballot it has to be her legal name.
Not to worry, Patty went to Superior Court and petitioned for a name change. Hence, Patricia Bryers Gelenberg is now legally Patricia Gelenberg Weiss.
Incidentally, the Arizona Daily Star story reporting her candidacy also reported that Jeff Latas was “among the first” to declare for the seat. Oh? I thought he was the first. Well, I’m sure the Latas fans will set us straight.