He wants to seem like a reasonable, responsible elected Republican, while at the same time appeasing the completely unreasonable, totally irresponsible members of the Republican party.
In the process, Ducey says dumb stuff (or has his staff say dumb stuff for him) that can come back and bite the governor on the you-know-what.
For example, back in July Ducey was asked by Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services why he opposed adding a requirement for the COVID-19 vaccination to the other vaccinations required of Arizona students. To attend school they must be immunized against things like measles, mumps and rubella.
Was it lack of FDA approval or not?
Ducey previously has spoken out strongly in support of those vaccine requirements.
However, Ducey press aide Karamargin told Fischer, “Those vaccines are part of a schedule of vaccines that have gone through the full FDA approval process. The COVID vaccines have not.”
OK, but now the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine does have full approval.
So Ducey now would be in favor of instituting a vaccine mandate for Arizona school students, right?