By E.J. Montini
The Arizona Republic
Gov. Jan Brewer called the state legislature into special session today to ask for the authority to sue the federal government over the recently passed health care reform bill.
State Attorney General Terry Goddard has refused to file suit, not only because he believes there are no constitutional grounds to win, but because a number of states ALREADY have challenged the law.
Whatever the outcome of those cases it will apply to ALL states. Including Arizona.
In other words, we don’t need to spend money we don't have on a special session or to hire an attorney to file a suit and so on.
That is, unless filing a lawsuit has nothing to do with challenging the federal government and everything to do with a governor who wants to win a future election.
Folks are sometimes are confused by the actions of politicians, not knowing when elected officials are acting to keep their jobs and when they are acting in the public interest.
Here’s a simple cheat-cheat for future reference.
Acting to keep their jobs: Always.
Acting in the public interest: Never.
Are their exceptions to this rule?