Around the same time my project came into fruition, Simcox began to write about the “border” problems and the problems with illegal immigration. Because he had treated my project fairly, I took note of his involvement in the early part of the Minuteman “movement”.
Fast-forward to the point where Chris Simcox finally achieved fame and fortune and needed to dump the Tumbleweed. His brother started running it when he started gallivanting around the country preaching closed borders and running around looking rather strange in his Kevlar vest.
Chris put the Tumbleweed up for sale, but there were no takers. Perhaps it was because of all the baggage the wannabe senator had accumulated in Tombstone. I know of at least one business which lost quite a bit of money when the Tumbleweed shut down production and closed its doors. According to the gossip in Tombstone, which is known for its gossip, Simcox owned quite bit of money to a lot of people.
It all makes sense when you start getting into the scandal that has become the Minutemen.
The allegations of fraud coming out of Tombstone and the closure of the Tumbleweed would be nothing more than a very inconvenient asterisk for Chris Simcox if it weren’t for the inconvenient finances involving Simcox, Alan Keyes, and the Minuteman border fence. It is a tale of a PAC with a habit of backing losers. Then there is American Caging that handles the finances of not only the Minutemen but Allan Keyes Declaration Foundation, Declaration Alliance, and the Declaration Alliance PAC. We take a detour into Response Unlimited, Diener Consulting, and RightMarch.com.
The much heralded Minuteman Border Fence has proven that there are times when the private sector can rival the Federal government when it comes to graft, cost over-runs, and over-blown delusions of grandeur. That is another story for another time. If Simcox persists in his ill-advised venture to unseat one of the great American heroes, it is entirely possible he will be unable to stand up under the scrutiny, and may go the way of another politician nick-named “Blago”.
There is an irony here. Chris Simcox is a self-made man. He has remade himself several times, from failed actor, to an elementary school teacher his colleagues considered arrogant and unbending. He shows up, out of the blue, in Tombstone allegedly after having a breakdown following the events of 9/11, with delusions of being the next William Randolph Hearst.