Claims to fame: Republican; Log Cabinette; one-term (1998-2002) Arizona state legislator; ex-candidate, 2010; Mormon; “super extreme” drunk driver; lowdown, dirty trickster; (and, sounds to us like a) shameless liar
Moral apex: He’s a gay Republican. That’s such a sack of hypocrisy, we could end the discussion right there, but it gets even…
Worse: He was arrested June 26, 2009, for flying low at 83mph while drunk, spent ten days in jail, and, as of this writing, is on probation. The Arizona Republic, which broke the story, notes that “May was charged with a ‘super extreme’ DUI, reserved for people driving with a blood-alcohol level above 0.20 percent. A reading of 0.08 percent is considered legally drunk.”
And worse: This was his second DUI; May told the arresting officer he’d been nabbed drunk behind the wheel when he was 21.
And much, much worse: Tried to peel off Democratic votes by picking up eleven homeless people, “including a one-armed pregnant woman named Roxie,” and a 20-year-old street busker who “describes himself as the illegitimate son of a stripper” — and registering them as legitimate Green Party candidates.
One, a real winner by the name of Benjamin Pearcy, withdrew his candidacy from a jail cell — and then wanted to withdraw his withdrawal.
The officer who arrested Pearcy on a variety of misdemeanors (including suspicion of disorderly conduct, threatening and intimidating with injury or property damage, and an outstanding warrant), “reported that Pearcy went on tangents about politics and America and Pearcy threatened the officer over the treatment of his girlfriend, who had resisted arrest,” recounted the Arizona Capitol Times.
Referring to his girlfriend, who was also arrested (for “refusing to provide a truthful name and failure to obey a police officer”), Pearcy reportedly told the officer: “I’m going to charge you with a hate crime for the way you treated Cecilia because she was born in Texas and looks Mexican.”
And even worse: Steve May won’t be a man and own up to trying to subvert the democratic process by recruiting the sham candidates. “The claims [of voter fraud] by the Arizona Democratic Party are not true,” he posted to Facebook,” and they know it. They want to do anything to avoid talking about the issues (Jobs? Budget? Spending? Education? Immigration???) Nope, just made up pipe dreams where they see conspiracy instead of democracy.”
Dry Heat Democrat, who writes that “May is lying to preserve manufactured political advantage,” has a screencap of that post, as well as a lot of damning evidence Stevie’s going to find it very difficult to squirm out from under.
Not worse, but just plain stupid: On Facebook, you can “like” a lot of things. On August 26, 2010, Stevie appears to have “liked” a Web site called “Smoking Hot Bartenders” / “Hot Horny Bartender” (www.hothornybartender.info). Dry Heat Democrat has the screencap, stamped with the bright-red notation: “Conservative FAIL.”
Ultimate depth of stupidity: May was discharged from the U.S. Army Reserve under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” — and yet still supports the party that would love to completely re-criminalize his sexual orientation.
The good news: He withdrew from the 2010 race.
You can talk about all the mistakes of my past and all the dumb things I’ve done, but this election is too important to worry about the mistakes of my past.
— Steve May
insisting his DUIs are irrelevant to his campaign
September 11, 2010
I spoke about the need for honest leadership, and I have determined the necessary personal alignment does not exist to continue the campaign. With great respect and gratitude for all who have supported me, I am announcing today that I am terminating the campaign and am no longer a candidate in District 17.
— Changing his tune two days later
September 13, 2010
“Honest Leadership…for a Change”
— Steve May campaign slogan
I believe someone’s character is probably the most significant aspect about someone. It’s what you rely on to form decisions on issues that are important to voters.
Steve May … is engaging in criminal behavior with a super extreme DUI, deciding to drive like that and putting people’s lives in danger. I think the voters know his actions speak louder than his words.
— Rep. Ed Ableser, D-Tempe
to the Arizona Republic
It is incredibly disappointing that May would lower himself to perform such degrading acts that mock the homeless and undermine democracy. This man of valor has now become a vulture and has transformed from role model to rogue model. Did May really serve his country only to return home and sabotage elections?
May once chided the U.S. government for forcing him to lie in order to serve his country. Ironically, he now claims, with a straight face, that his candidates aren’t imposters. …
In last week’s column, I wrote that Republicans “trick the American people into voting against their own interests.” May’s tawdry campaign to recruit street people vividly proves my point.
— Wayne Besen
September 7, 2010
The whole dirty politics scenario is nauseating, but to see a gay politician (one of ‘ours’) being such a conniving sleazebag with such questionable ethics, is REALLY unfortunate. It’s bad enough he is a Republican, but to be such a machiavellian dirtbag…
Local politics may seem like a game to this jerk, but it’s about OUR daily lives where we live, and I hope residents around the rock he crawls out from under, give him hell.
— Comment, Towleroad
September 7, 2010
Suggested Bible reading for Mr. May:
For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
— Psalm 36:2-3
Suggested Bible reading for gay Republicans:
Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.
And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.
Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.
— Jeremiah 9:4-6
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