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Martha McSally in AZ CD2: More Proof of the Republicans’ Deep Bench

Posted: November 3, 2012 at 7:45 am   /   by

Arizona CD2 voters have a chance to elect a leader who has been proven in challenges so tough that (thankfully) few of us can even imagine them.

Martha McSally is running to represent her constitutents in the US House of Representatives.  She is our nation’s first female fighter pilot and the first to command a fighter squadron in combat in United States history.  Her war story (a real one!) in the video below was told during the Republican primary.  It says a lot for her strength, determination, and courage.

McSally is no stranger to the challenge of politics either.  In 2001-2002, McSally earned national recognition when she went up against Republican Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to overturn military policy requiring US servicewomen to wear Muslim garb when off base in Saudi Arabia.  It was a long fight, but she won.

McSally will definitely not be a “yes-woman” for the old establishment big-government Republican party in the way so many Democrats in Congress continue to rubber-stamp the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda.  She’s a true conservative who will be an ally and leader in the fight to move Washington back toward our Founders’ vision.

There was a time in 2010-2011 when I walked around feeling a kind of fatal despair for our country.  Sure, we had elected a few good conservative candidates to Congress, and they were holding back the tide against the race/gender/class-warfare crypto-neo-Marxists who still threaten to bankrupt our country and sell our children into debt bondage.  But those few conservatives haven’t been nearly enough.  What I didn’t realize was that where there were few, there could soon be so many.  The Republican party has a deep bench of solid conservatives, and they just keep on showing up.  Clearly, Martha McSally is one of them.

Godspeed, Colonel McSally!

(McSally’s fine website contains many articles and videos about her.  The one below is from the Republican primary when she was running for the nomination in the former AZ Congressional District 8, the seat once held by Gabby Giffords.)

David Leeper

David Leeper

David Leeper is a retired engineer living in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife of 45 years. He is currently a volunteer science teacher at In his 40-year career he held positions from lab technician to technical vice president at Bell Labs, Motorola, and Intel. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, he wrote mainly for technical journals including Scientific American. He began writing for in 2011.
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Martha McSally in AZ CD2: More Proof of the Republicans' Deep Bench