PHOENIX — A group seeking the recall of Gov. Evan Mecham said Wednesday that it got a shot in the arm from the furor over a Mecham fund-raising letter that blamed the effort on "militant liberals" and homosexuals.
"The phones are ringing off the hook--the place is bizarre," said Ed Buck, founder of the Mecham Recall Committee.
"Back on track," Buck said, quoting from a recent "Doonesbury" cartoon that portrayed the recall campaign as being rejuvenated after the cartoon governor blamed the movement on homosexuals.
Mecham sought Tuesday to distance himself from the letter, which was mailed by the Mecham Finance Committee to 25,000 people nationwide.
The letter, which sought to raise $1.2 million in 45 days, asked supporters to move to Arizona or at least send money to the governor.