The Arizona Republic, the state’s largest newspaper, published a full-page editorial on its front page Sunday that blasted local, state and federal leaders for failing on immigration. The Republican and Democratic politicians singled out included Gov. Jan Brewer (for “looking out for her political future, not Arizona’s best interests”); Homeland Security Secretary and former Gov. Janet Napolitano (for forgetting “all the arguments she once used to demand that the Bush administration address immigration reform”); Sen. John McCain (for coming down with “a convenient loss of memory and principle”); and J.D. Hayworth, who is challenging McCain in the GOP primary (for whom “fear and anger are his sidekicks” and “self-promotion is his noble steed”). “Arizona can no longer afford to tolerate elected officials who show so little interest in solving one of the state’s most pressing issues,” the editorial said. “We need leaders who will push to enact comprehensive reform.”
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