Yesterday — in good blogosphere form — I went off on the Goldwater Institute’s silence about the Arizona Commerce Authority’s abuse of the gift clause.
Did I make a mistake.
Today, I received a nice email from one of the big shots at the Goldwater, Clint Bolick, informing me that, in fact, just a month or so ago Goldwater got ACA head Don Cardon to retract a series of $5,000 stipends (you can read about it here) to the unsuccessful applicants of the ACA’s “innovative challenge” program.
Score one for Goldwater. And us.
But I do wonder this: If the ACA is in essence a glorified “slush fund” that contradicts the boundaries of the gift clause, will the Goldwater Institute go after its very authority?
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Bio: Mike McClellan has lived in Arizona since 1967 where he attended high school and the University of Arizona. McClellan taught high school English for 36 years, including 30 years at at Dobson High School in Mesa. He has been a contributing columnist to both the East Valley Republic editions and the East Valley Tribune.