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Sexton: The real political earthquake in Scottsdale no one is talking about

Posted 9/13/22

The emperor has no clothes. The self-aggrandizing piece penned by Jason Rose in the Independent newspaper about politics …

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Sexton: The real political earthquake in Scottsdale no one is talking about

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Editor’s Note: Jonathan Sexton is an pseudonym submitted by the author.

The emperor has no clothes. The self-aggrandizing piece penned by Jason Rose in the Independent newspaper about politics in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley shows a desperate political consultant wanting to be relevant again.

His words prove their own impotence when he traveled back almost three decades to find a political accomplishment he could tout.

Rose compared the changes in local politics to an earthquake, which are unpredictable, sudden and brief. What Rose describes in the article is a political shift that is anything but, showing his choice of words misses the mark.

Why would anyone put faith in a prediction from a self-proclaimed political insider that hasn’t had a seat at the table in decades?

He’s criticized the press for printing articles using a nom de plume, but seems like a page directly from his playbook.

In the last election cycle, Rose pushed the opponent of the current Scottsdale mayor.

This election cycle, Rose promoted the loser in the race for mayor of Paradise Valley. His track record is clear. Rose desperately wants to be invited back to the table but neither mayor will bow to him. There was an earthquake and Jason Rose fell into the cracks of irrelevancy.

In fairness, Rose has had some recent success in producing a musical and planning some parties. Mr. Rose, take your cue from how local politics has shifted and learn to play to your audience, which does not include voters, elected leaders, or reputable businesses.