Three Arizona lawmakers now say they regret their votes in favor of the law aimed at banning the "Bush Lied/They Died" shirts (original post here). But I'm not sure their explanations make them look much better.
"I shouldn't have voted the way I did," House Minority Leader Phil Lopes said. The Tucson Democrat blamed his vote in favor of Senate Bill 1014 on a "senior moment."Rep. Tom Prezelski, D-Tucson, said he thought problems he originally had with the measure had been fixed. He acknowledged not reading the final version.And Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, conceded that she wasn't paying attention and was totally unaware of the contents of the bill on which she voted at least twice—once after a proponent of the measure gave a short floor speech explaining the essence of the bill and why he believed it was necessary.
…gubernatorial press aide Jeanine L'Ecuyer said a divided vote would not have resulted in a veto."Her concern is for the families who lost someone," L'Ecuyer said.Asked if Napolitano, a lawyer, believes the measure is unconstitutional, L'Ecuyer's only response was, "The governor signed the bill."