I live in Phoenix, AZ this year near ASU so filter my cynicism.
My Governor Jan Brewer and Dick Chaney have both invested heavily in private prisons, a red state bonanza. These governors have business to discuss at the Hilton after the "meeting".
My friend... Illegal Mexican student arrested again for being an alien. He is held 14 months in Brewers private prison awaiting a short bus ride back to the border. There are two flights a day to Mexico City just for prisoners as well. His cell is tiny. We pay the Governor enough to put him up at Motel 6 and meals from Boston Mamas while he doesn't get a pillow and eats soup kitchen slop. A GOP pedophile on his cell block ate steak and eggs with the guards.
GOP governors are making fortunes with private prisons and who knows what else. They have things to discuss.
The bus finally took him to Juarez Mexico and he beat the bus back to Phoenix with a few ounces of pot and two cases of Marlboro's at $2 a pack.
Did I mention the governor misplaced $60 mil for poor home owners and the prison was a federally funded project. Dick and Jan work very hard for our money in those back rooms.