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Capitol Quotes: Oct. 19, 2010

“When that bill comes up, if she votes against it, what are they going to be calling her on Fox News to talk about?” — Sen. Ron Gould, on why he believes Gov. Jan Brewer will sign Sen. Russell Pearce’s birthright-citizenship legislation.

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Up Close with Fife Symington (access required)

Fife Symington has a lot of personas — businessman, governor, master chef and UFO enthusiast, to name just a few. More than a decade after leaving office, the former governor, who presided over the halcyon days of Arizona’s growth explosion ...

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Who saved whom?

Former Gov. Fife Symington's newfound interest in being governor has begged a number of questions about how his pardon from Bill Clinton came about in January 2001. It had been three-and-a-half years earlier that Symington had been convicted by a jury of using false statements to obtain loans, prompting his resignation

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Symington’s revelation begs further study (access required)

Those of us in the Capitol Times newsroom just spent nearly an hour discussing Fife Symington's revelation to the Yellow Sheet that he is leaning toward a run for governor in 2010, and we can't come to a consensus about whether he's serious. Some of us believe he sincerely wants to run, and that he eventually will. Others, though, aren't so sure.

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