Overall, last Tuesday, election night, was a horrible mess ÷ at least from the point of view of those of us on the left. Although the night was peppered with a few nice victories, the resounding message was a nation-wide show of
support for President Bush, and a blatant nod to ultraconservative ideology here in Arizona.
I cheered as Janet Napolitano's lead held through the night and when Terry Goddard soundly defeated Andrew Thomas for Attorney General. Raul Grijalva's victory in the Congressional race was also uplifting, not to mention Adelita Grijalva's election to the TUSD Board, which signaled the start of a "Grijalva dynasty" in Tucson politics. But it wasn't until the results from around the country came in that I realized just how important Raul Grijalva's victory would be.