Old pols never die and many times they never fade away, either.
Take former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard for example. The three time gubernatorial loser told 3TV this week that he might want his old job back.
“I’ve been seriously thinking about it because I don’t like seeing what’s happening to the office,” Goddard said over the telephone. “Morale has fallen and a lot of people are leaving.”
He never mentioned him by name, but clearly Goddard was taking a swipe at the current AG, Tom Horne.
If you haven’t been paying attention, Horne has been rocked by a number of scandals that include accusations of breaking campaign finance laws as well as allegations that he cheated on his wife.
The state’s top law enforcer was busy this week fighting off a traffic violation where he’s accused of a hit-and-run.
Goddard says he’s been talking to politicos about an AG-comeback in 2014. He held the post from 2003 until he was forced out by term limits in 2011.
Goddard has a long history in Arizona politics. In 1984 he was elected mayor of Phoenix. Six years later he made his first unsuccessful run at the governor’s office.
He was defeated a second time in 1994 and Gov. Jan Brewer soundly beat Goddard in 2010.
There had been persistent rumors that he was eyeing a fourth run for the governor’s office. But he flatly denied it, saying, “If you haven’t heard the voice of the people three times, then you’re pretty hard of hearing.”