Friday, December 14, 2007

Sheriff Joe Is Lonely

The Goldwater Institute was honoring the undocumented immigrant Ayaan Hirsi Ali and guess who showed up to hear her speak?

Joe Arpaio, the famous anti-immigration sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona. Do you think she had an impact on him? Who knows, but the one thing we shouldn't be surprised about is him showing up to her awards banquet.

In Republican social circles, it's an unavoidable, if slightly weird, fact: Invite Joe Arpaio just about anywhere, and Joe Arpaio shows up. Whether it's a roast in Sun City, the opening of a raunchy Scottsdale taquería, even the Arizona Republic Christmas party the elderly sheriff has nothing better to do than attend.

-Sarah Fenske Published: December 13, 2007

1 comment:

Fash said...

I'm working on making a big post on this nut case. Everything I learn about him scares me more and more. This is the kind of guy who would start a gulag for immigrants, as he's already trying to do with regular criminals.