Our View: Bradford’s Bluster

March 13, 2012

As defiant and tone-deaf as ever, scandal plagued State Representative Laura Bradford channeled former President George W. Bush when she told a Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reporter to “bring it on” in response to a question about yet another contender stepping forward to challenge her at this month’s District 54 assembly in Grand Junction.

Jared Wright, a police officer employed by the City of Fruita, is announcing his candidacy today in Grand Junction and Delta. With an impressive resume including stints at the State Capitol and a local congressional office, we’re guessing his brand of leadership and dedication to the Republican Party might be more attractive to the 45 delegates deciding the race than Bradford’s bad judgment and subsequent petulant behavior that included threats to flee the GOP if she didn’t get what she wanted.

While we’re not prepared to endorse in this race, we believe the contrast between a young police officer and Representative Bradford will frame a pretty clear choice for delegates in Delta and Mesa Counties.

If history is any guide, we suspect Rep. Bradford will come to regret her “bring it on” comment just as much as the former President did.

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