In a recent debate moderated by Arizona journalist Brahm Resnik, U.S. Senate candidates Richard Carmona and Jeff Flake began peppering each other with repetitive and excited accusations, a la Romney-Obama-Debate-Two-Moderated-By-Candy-Crowley. Former U.S. Surgeon General Carmona, a Democrat, blamed Rep. Jeff Flake, a Republican, for not explaining his vote on a recent bill. Flake retorted Carmona didn’t know anything about how Washington worked.
At that point, Resnik tried to silence the squabble and move to another question. But the two kept at it, so Resnik, who is a dad and understands how to settle kids down, reigned in the boys once again, joking he now understood how Candy Crowley felt.
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Bio: Journalist Terry Greene Sterling has lived in Arizona most of her life, and has reported on the political brawls and human tragedies that have long made Arizona the focus of national news. She was raised on an Arizona cattle ranch, and learned to speak Spanish at the same time she learned English. The author of Illegal, Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone, Sterling has been honored with more than 50 national and regional journalism awards. She was named Virg Hill Journalist of the Year, Arizona’s highest journalism honor, three times. She was a staff writer for Phoenix New Times for 14 years before branching out on her own. She is a contributor for The Daily Beast, and Writer-in-Residence at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post, Newsweek.com, Salon.com, Rollingstone.com, The Nieman Narrative Digest, Phoenix Magazine, The Arizona Republic, Arizona Highways, High Country News, and Preservation Magazine. She tweets @tgsterling and blogs about immigration in Arizona at terrygreenesterling.com.