Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Paul Penzone Hits Arpaio on Birther "Investigation"

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio hasn’t been investigating crimes. He’s too busy using taxpayer dollars to send his cronies to Hawaii to peddle conspiracy theories. His press conference yesterday was the exercise in quackery that we all expected it to be, and was clearest indication yet that Joe’s days as sheriff are numbered.

I’m glad to see Democratic challenger Paul Penzone is taking the fight to Arpaio and pushing back against Joe’s dereliction of duty. Penzone shares my belief that Maricopa County deserves better than a sheriff who is more concerned with conspiracy theories than he is serving the people he was elected to protect.

I firmly believe Paul is our guy. He is the best shot we have at retiring Arpaio in 2012. We have the perfect storm of circumstances to oust our tin-foil sheriff. Thanks to uninvestigated sex crimes, corruption, abuse, cronyism, and frivolous spending, Arpaio has never been so unpopular. Democrats are lucky to have such a credible candidate.

Penzone literally protrudes law enforcement. Every time I’m in the same room with him, I can’t help but get just a little nervous as I recount parking tickets of years past.

I mean, I paid those, right?