Comment: Organized crime has always had a big hand in Arizona.

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Organized crime has always had a big hand in Arizona.

An ARIZONA REPUBLIC reporter was killed by a car bomb in the 1970s. The crime lord suspected of ordering the hit had escaped federal prosecution for controlling the liquor trade in the 1940s by letting his chief underling take the fall for him, in an agreement brokered by a mob lawyer named William Renquist (Yes, THAT William Renquist). After the chief underling served four years in jail, the crime lord rewarded him with the exclusive Budweiser distributorship in Arizona. When the underling died, his only daughter, Cindy, inherited the fortune. She is now known as Cindy McCain (Yes, THAT Cindy McCain). McCain has lived a charmed life because he married well and because his daddy, Admiral McCain, covered up Israel's attack on the U.S.S. Liberty.

One of these days, I hope to see John McCain hang.