Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Proud Moment In Arizona History / One Cup of Java Challenge

Wednesday's One Cup of Java Challenge (heard weekdays at 8:20am on Your Morning Brew): It was on this date in 1988, 19 years ago, that the Arizona State Senate convicted Governor Evan Mecham of obstruction of justice and of misusing government funds, leading to his impeachment and removal from office. Your One Cup question this morning - within a year either way, how long did Evan Mecham serve in prison for his crimes?

One Cup answer: Not a day - he was acquitted on all criminal charges in June, 1988.

Bonus Blog Trivia: Mecham later ran against John McCain in 1992 as an independent, getting about 10% of the vote in the Senate race.

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