Jerk of the Week Award

So, who is the biggest jerk in politics this week? No, it isn't a loudmouth presidential candidate. It is David Gowan, Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives.

David Gowan (Photo-Howard Fischer,
 Capitol Media Services)
Journalists have been printing dirt about the Speaker off and on almost since his election in 2009, but this week Gowan had enough of the pesky media after reporters discovered his shameless misuse of public money -  and after the state made cuts to public services, of all things. What does a jerk politician do? What else but try to find creative ways to ban reporters from public meetings without violating the First Amendment.

Thanks, Phoenix Society of Professional Journalists and Arizona Capitol Times, for the surprising story about a bad politician making bad decisions at a bad time. Go get ‘em!

Read about it HERE.

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