"Tell me something I don't know," you're saying. Well, you might know that Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is a loser (in both the literal and figurative senses), and we might have known, but she apparently didn't know because she was still fighting in court to take her "rightful" seat in the Arizona governor's mansion. Until yesterday, that is, when the last, desperate case filed by Lake was rejected by Judge Peter A. Thompson. In his ruling, he declared in no uncertain terms that Lake has no legal or other legs to stand on, the matter is now closed, and Gov. Katie Hobbs (D-AZ) is the duly elected chief executive of the state of Arizona. The only question still pending, per the judge, is how much Lake will have to pay to Hobbs and others thanks to these frivolous filings.
Truth be told, we presume that Lake is clever enough to know that she lost the election, and that these lawsuits weren't going to change that fact. If so, then her real goal was to keep her name in the headlines and to virtue-signal to Donald Trump and his base. In turn, that suggests that she's either going to push hard to be Trump's VP candidate, or that she's going to run for the Senate seat that's up next year, or possibly both. So, regrettably, this is probably not the last you'll hear of Kari Lake. (Z)