Sarah Palin endorsed him, so he fooled a lot of people. As an Arizona resident, now, she should have run for that seat, herself. Now she has to wait for Uncle Crankypants to retire from the other seat. :)
Oh God, he's fossilized...gonna be another Strom Thurmond, carry him outta the Senate in a box
I'm not so sure. I knew from reading here at FR that Flake supported amnesty while he was still in the House, and definitely while he was running for the senate.
Arizona reelected the biggest amnesty pushing senator of all and then elected another to go with him after Kyl retired.