Joe Arpaio Gets a Weekend in Florida Thanks to the Tea Party and Americans for Prosperity

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" -- is getting out of Arizona this weekend to be the headliner for the "Choose Liberty 2012" event, hosted by the Eastern Orlando Tea Party and the Koch brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity.

According to the sheriff's PR crew out in the desert, he's there just to talk and raise money.

"The sheriff has been invited to speak at the Tea Party event and accepted to help raise money," MCSO spokesman Jeff Sprong tells the Pulp. "He has traveled from California to New Hampshire on weekends, and it does not interfere with his normal duties as sheriff."

That's way less exciting than the stuff he does out west, like investigating President Obama's birth certificate (still), commemorating the 9/11 anniversary with an inmate coloring contest, or throwing an Elvis-themed party at the county jail.

(There's a reason our sister paper Phoenix New Times maintains a category called "Another Stupid-Sheriff Story.")

Aside from the gags -- like his famous pink underwear for inmates -- he's also been under investigation by the feds for more than 1,000 days.

He sounds about qualified to appear at this weekend's event alongside musical guest Bruce Bellott, who's known by a few hundred people for his song "Obama You're Fired."

But wait -- there's more.

By showing up to the "Choose Liberty 2012" event this weekend -- after you've dropped your $45, you get to take part in "activist" and "social media" hosted by American Majority, as well as "get out the vote" and "voter fraud prevention" training hosted by Americans for Prosperity. Heh.

Of course, there are a hot lunch and raffles throughout the day.

According to the MCSO, Sheriff Joe's taking the expenses-paid trip courtesy of the event's host, and he's not even charging a dime to grace us with his presence.

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kaybob
kaybob

Dear Sherriff Joe, can`t believe you visited Florida and I missed it. I am pretty sure I passed thru your State, and if so, I am very sure I broke some law. So hey come and arrest me (please) and take me to a balony eating, illegal hating, no frills jail! I hate Florida so very much! I want to live out my itty bitty life behind your American Way bars! You Rock Sir and I salute you! This country needs  more men like you! And a few good women who got your back. God Bless America, and You Sherriff. If ya ever need a grateful mascot for your jails, I`m available. Lock me up!

Dave Francis
Dave Francis

Smith’s THE LEGALWORKFORCE ACT’ (H.R.2885.) The ‘Ways and Means Committee led by Majority SpeakJohn Boehner (R-OH) must adopt the Mandatory E-Verify Bill (H.R. 2885.) andshould be bombarded by demanding voters, as never before. Use Google or yourfavorite search engine, to type NumbersUSA site and read about the terribleconsequences of the illegal alien invasion, costs and other statistics. GET ON THESE LAWMAKERS CASES IMMEDIATELY—Call this number at theWashington Switchboard 202-224-3121.  You can also fax freely your politicians andthose involved with E-Verify and demand action in Congress.  YOUR JOBS ARE AT RISK, UNLESS YOU STOP THISTRAVESTY OF OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS? You can also see the corruption exposed atJudicial Watch, at federal and state level. Never forget that illegal alien’s vote, with Democrats looking the otherway; they probably voted in Arizona yesterday? Join the TEA PARTY as we are theAmerican People.

 

FQS9000
FQS9000

After investigation by the Feds for over 3 years, they haven't been able to find anything to indite Sheriff Joe.  Yet another example of Barack's stupidity.  They could have accused him of not being a liberal many years ago, which is a horrible crime.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

There actually is a crazier state than Florida and it is Arizona. It is a horse race between the 2.

kaybob
kaybob

YOU ARE SO RIGHT!!!!!!!!! BUT THE IGNORANT STATE OF FLORIDA WELCOMES THE ILLEGALS. THEY MAKE THEM MONEY, SAVE THEM MONEY, THEN THE ILLEGALS STEAL MONEY AND GO TO FLORIDA JAILS.WHERE THEY PAY AGAIN. IT`S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA!!! FLORIDA LOVES ILLEGALS!!!!!!!

FatBought
FatBought

though arpaio is a sod, he's not stupid nor lazy. lack of fed action stems mostly from the fact that he's been railroading and blocking the investigation with crap like raiding the state attorney general's office, refusing to hand over email electronic correspondence and then erasing it all, making paper evidence disappear, etc, etc. Bush's administration has already set the precedence on that type of stuff so he'll get away with it so long as he distracts them long enough till he either retires or gets proper weight behind whatever court it ends up so he gets off with a slap on the wrist. Given his ego, I vote for the former.

nanook5
nanook5

the fact that america has made it legal to do whatever the fuck you want to a prisoner still does not make you right about anything. i hear a clock is right twice a day tho so hang in there.

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