U.S. Senator John McCain.
Photos and story - Bette and Ed Sharpe
Glendale Daily Planet June 18, 2010
Mayors from the surrounding
cities and several elected officials attended the Westmarc luncheon on
Friday, June 18 at the Wigwam Resort and Spa to listen to and ask
questions of Senator John McCain. He
talked the nation's 13 trillion dollar debt that would be 16 trillion by
the end of the decade. But
he did admit that when the Republicans were in charge, they also let
debt get out of control. He
said, we "have to stop the spending"..."just have to
SB 1070, is needed to secure
the border. Using military
surveillance technology, especially in the more remote sections of the
border will help keep Arizonans safe.
But, those who call for boycotting the state are, “disgraceful,”
and should be “thrown out of office” for purposely hurting the
economy of a city the employs 30,000 Latino workers.
McCain said also that "violence in Mexico is under
should not be known as a kidnapping capital.
According to McCain, "the border patrol can do the job if
they get the help they need".
Senator McCain thanked all
those who have served in the military and all those who support them.
One member of the audience asked whom he admired, and Senator
McCain answered, General David Patraeus.
Carolyn Dryer from the
floor voiced the topic of F-35 fighter jets at Luke Air Force
Base, the environment at Luke Air Force Base and the Barry M. Goldwater
The F-35, also called the Joint
Strike Fighter, has long been considered the next purpose of Luke, a base in
Glendale where F-16 pilots are trained. McCain was extremely optimistic
that the F-35 would be headed our way. This evoked great positive
emotion in the conference room!
Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs
and Peoria Mayor Bob Barrett were thrilled at McCain's prediction.
for Glendale... Senator McCain
thanked Mayor Elaine Scruggs for keeping the Coyotes in Glendale.
Above Photo - United States Senator
John McCain and
Jack Lundsford, CEO- WESTMARC
AZ Representative Debbie Lesko and Jack
Lundsford from WESTMARC
United States Senator John
and Glendale Arizona Mayor Elaine Scruggs
Ed Sharpe Publisher Glendale Daily
With United States Senator John McCain