Saturday, March 19, 2011


Field Day for Democrats
 It's got to be something really potent to do something this stupid...
The Arizona GOP has driven the bus over the cliff with all members of the Arizona Republican Party on board. I heard what I hoped was a rumor ..NOT A RUMOR...TRUE.. I JUST SPOKE TO DEFEATED CANDIDATE FOR State Treasurer Thayer Verschoor who is now the communication director for the Arizona GOP. Thayer confirmed that he hired Joy Communications whom he also works for and he said the President is Tony Motola "Democrat" to update the AZGOP website, handle press operations, and reengage our social media operations. He also stated Joy Communications was owned by another defeated Candidate John Kaites.

From my perspective it seems the leadership of the Arizona GOP has been drinking tainted water or smoking funny cigarettes. This is the most outlandish lack of intelligent leadership the Republicans could elect. Not only is it outrageous that the AZ GOP would hire a firm with a democrat as President as it is that the Communications Director works for the same it's finest. I know there are Republican firms that could do the same job and would welcome the opportunity. This adage can apply; Letting the wolf, in the hen house..
Motola Group Tony Motola
"From 2006-2008 Tony Motola served in various positions for Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon including Senior Assistant to the Mayor and Campaign Director for the Mayor’s Re-Election Campaign."
Principal at Motola Group
Phoenix, Arizona Area
Government Relations
Principal at Motola Group
Senior Assistant to the Mayor at City of Phoenix, Executive Director at United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association Local 493
Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University
Tony Motola is principal of Motola Group, LLC in Phoenix, Arizona. The firm provides clients the opportunity to achieve long term political and c...
From: Brett Mecum

Subject: AZGOP Communication and Website Update
To: "Tom Morrissey"
Date: Monday, March 14, 2011, 6:03 PM
Dear Executive Committee Members:
It has been brought to our attention by many of you that parts of the AZGOP website need to be updated, fine-tuned, or replaced all together. We are acutely aware of the situation and are striving to bring the AZGOP website up to speed. Because of the partnership we have with the Republican National Committee and the third party vendor that they use, at times, getting certain changes and updates done have been challenging. Additionally, we feel that it is indeed time to give the AZGOP website a facelift. The departure of Matt Roberts to the Secretary of State’s office left a void in the communications operations of this office. I am pleased to announce that starting today, Joy Communications has come on board and will be working to update the AZGOP website, handle press operations, and reengage our social media operations. Additionally, in the coming weeks, we’ll be moving away from the current website platform and will be working to build a new from the ground up.

If you have any questions, thoughts, or suggestions on website development, social media, or how we can best communicate our message, please don’t hesitate to contact Thayer Verschoor. He can be reached at 602-957-7770 or by e-mail at

Thank you for your time, service to the Party, and continued patience in this matter.

Tom Morrissey