“"I'm sure this lady is a decent person, good lawmaker." Au contraire, my dear Joe. This is the woman who read from the senate floor an unvetted letter from an unhinged substitute teacher who was highly critical of his Hispanic charges. In her first 15 minutes of fame this year, she then proceeded to disparage all Hispanic youth as "wanna be gangstas" and blamed La Raza for misguiding them. Brandishing a weapon, laughing about it as she reiterated the incident to Ruelas' photographer, and later distorting the story make for a very ironic twist when considering her nearly month long tirade against Hispanics based on the purported behavior of junior high kids. Her silence is deafening on this matter since Ruelas released the audio tape. Please Joe since you are so sure what evidence do you have that she is, even remotely, a decent person or a good lawmaker? I have found very little.”
“Unfortunately she thinks we're very dense. Fortunately the reporter Ruelas released the audio of her admitting "I pointed it at him." This reminds me of Wenier saying his email was hacked. Claiming that the reporter plopped himself in front of the gun, is the lamest defense I can imagine. Sadly the Arizona Senate President change the protocol to allow legislators to carry guns into the capital, because she carried one in two days after the Gabby Giffords shooting. When queried by guards, she had them call the senate president, who changed the protocol AFTER Ms. Klein carried her gun into the capital. Had he not made that egregious error in judgement, this incident would not have taken place in our state capital. Ethics chairman, another R cronie refused to investigate. Ms. Klein refuses to answer any further questions.”
LittleStream on Jul 13, 2011 at 12:12:19
“Interesting how representatives do something really dumb! Get caught, THEN decide they probably messed up and then they clam up! Thinking the whole thing will go away! Amazing! And these people all have college eds”
“It was two days after Gabby Giffords was shot that Ms. Klein tried to enter the senate building a packing. She was stopped and questioned. It was as a result of that incident that the illustrious, infamous Russell Pearce suspended common sense and changed the senate building protocol to allow senators to carry concealed weapons into "their" building.”
Gary St Lawrence on Aug 8, 2011 at 02:09:28
“Further proof that state-level politicians have every bit of the "above the law" mentality that the self-serving swine in Washington have.”
“Release of the audio recording reveal "I pointed it (the gun) at him," followed by LAUGHTER! Does she need a cup of mornin' jo with Sheriff Joe to discuss reckless endangerment and aggravated assault, or a psychiatrist to discuss her laughter following her brandishing a loaded weapon along with the amnesia in her statement following the incident in which she denied pointing the gun at Richard Ruelas, the Arizona reporter. Thank God, they released Ruelas' audio recording.
“Ironically Ms. Klein lives spittin' distance from the Ben Avery Shooting Range, which is just across the I-17 freeway from Anthem in District 6. Certainly she could make time to increase her gun handling skills prior to taking the "cute" revolver out again.
Everyone who's dad taught us to handle guns have taught us never to point a gun at a person. Even my 15 year old who is in a week long marksmanship course this week at Ben Avery, knows to remove the magazine from a gun or bullets from a chamber prior to showing a weapon to a friend. In this case, the teen could teach Ms. Klein quit a bit. But after her reading of the derogatory letter regarding Hispanic teens perspective, I wouldn't let in the same room as my teens!”
antmousie on Jul 11, 2011 at 23:58:44
“Exactly correct, but the paranoid reactionaries are already acting like it's a liberal plot. Many gun rights advocates were quick to point out that her behavior is totally irresponsible and dangerous, and said that if she had been properly trained in handling firearms, she would not act this way.”
“We in Arizona are delighted to see him go, and cannot count the days until he is out of office. He has no sense of the wonderfully diversity population in our state. Today as we drove back from Mexico, a Navajo friend, her husband and I were joking about her being the anchor baby in their family. When her mother was born in 1920, Native Americans didn't have the right to vote, and many of her family members of that generation couldn't get US passports as they had been born at home in a hogan and didn't have birth certificates. Her aunt was invited to Rome with members of her church, but she could't get a passport and had to miss out on the trip! Russell Pearce has managed to aggravate so many in Arizona that we all are relieved to see Citizens for a Better Arizona usher him out of office. This is a broad based sentiment shared across multiple age, ethnic, religious and non religious groups.”
jsanti7 on Jul 9, 2011 at 04:00:33
“It is good to hear that! I have the great privilege of a very diverse ancestry much of it goes back 30 generations of North American decedents living in one of the longest continually inhabited places in North America . I some times wonder if people appreciate the history of it all. Or the sacrifices of all those who have come before from all places in the world. I often despair about the loss of knowledge of those who with great determination and patience built this country and with cooperation built a powerful country with great potential. it is always good to see some of that spirit of the pioneers that came before us surface to challenge the ideas contrary to what made this country strong...... lol plus I dislike the 3 or 4 times a year.. I am asked if i speak English ...or if we accept American money.”