by David Mendez
Former Arizona Representative Daniel Patterson, who resigned in the wake of an ethics investigation following accusations of domestic violence which he was later acquitted of, just couldn't stay away. According to his Twitter page today, he's seen the error of his ways and has switched his party registration back to Democrat from Independent.
I take responsibility for my mistakes & I learned tough lessons. I'm also proud of my good record helping people & optimistic on my future— Daniel R. Patterson (@DanPattersonUSA) November 8, 2012
Now, that's admittedly neither relevant nor interesting — Patterson's got the kind of stigma about him that makes you sigh when his name comes up in conversation — but at least he's trying to go on a better path, right?
Then there's this, from KPHO photog Gilbert Zermeno:
It doesn't seem to be a coincidence that Patterson was down there, either. After all, he expressed hope that "justice [will] be served" in the Loughner sentencing just half an hour before he was seen by Zermano.