Joe Arpaio for President? Just How Dumb Is the Media?

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Hey, I could be da president...

Amazing, just amazing how our septuagenarian (soon to be octogenarian) sheriff plays the media -- both national and local -- like a two-bit plastic ocarina.

Well, usually, his handlers do it for him. In this case, it was Chad Willems of Summit Consulting Group, the sleaze who cooked up the anti-Rick Romley ads and got Joe's new bath sponge, Bill Montgomery, past Romley in the GOP primary for Maricopa County Attorney.

Seems Willems played the role usually assigned to Joe's chief shill Lisa Allen, and planted this notion in the head of some schmuck from CNN: That an Arpaio trip to New Hampshire signaled his interest in running for the highest office in the land in 2012.

The blog item by CNN "senior political editor" Mark Preston, reads thus

Chad Willems, Arpaio's political adviser, said that the sheriff is "not going back to test the waters," but did acknowledge that "People just don't go to New Hampshire if they are not interested in these things."

Willems went on to highlight Arpaio's ability to raise money, the fact that he is often sought out by the national media and "is well known throughout the country."

"He enjoys being sheriff, but he has been asked by and urged by so many people, thousands of people call and write or email him each week saying, 'Run for president, run for president,' " Willems said.

You know, I found the Hope Diamond in a Cracker Jack box the other day. Reckon I could sell it to Mark Preston for fifty bucks?

Preston does mention that Arpaio "passed on running for governor earlier this year." But he doesn't do the calculus. Nor does he note that over the decades, Arpaio has toyed with running for governor election cycle after election cycle, with the media speculation inflating his head to the size of one of those Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade balloons. 

That is, until Joe deflates this speculation with the inevitable statement declining to seek the office.

And so once more, with all the fake coyness of an aged divorcée on the make, Arpaio and his minions float his name for a candidacy the hapless alter kocker has no intention of pursuing. All because the jefe likes to see his name scribbled in news articles, typed up online, and bandied about on the TeeVee.

And the hacks in the media? They follow his decrepit lead. Sometimes I think they have less imagination than Arpaio himself.


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Dennis Gilman
Dennis Gilman

It's a clever stunt for the old media whore. If he isn't in the news for a few weeks he always comes up with something. He wont run.

Rule of Law
Rule of Law

The reality is if Arpaio did decide to run in 2012, he would win. But Arpaio has absolutely zero intentions of becoming a politician. He's been a professional LEO for half a decade, starting in NYC, Washington, DC and a remarkable 32-year federal career as head of the DEA.

Rule of Law
Rule of Law

The year is 1947

Some of you will recall that on July 8, 1947, a little over 60 years ago, witnesses claim that an unidentified flying object (UFO) with five aliens aboard crashed onto a sheep and mule ranch just outside Roswell , New Mexico . This is a well known incident that many say has long been covered up by the U.S. Air Force and other federal agencies and organizations.However, what you may NOT know is that in the month of April 1948, nine months after that historic day, the following people were born:

Albert A. Gore, Jr.. Hillary Rodham John F. Kerry William J. Clinton Howard Dean Nancy Pelosi Dianne Feinstein Charles E. Schumer Barbara Boxer Barack Obama's Mother

See what happens when aliens breed with sheep and jackasses?I hope this bit of information clears up some things for you.

Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza
Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza

Mr. Snow. that was actually a "copy and paste" comment from an E-mail that mentioned "assassination" innocently and probably jokingly. Further, it didn't imply any evil intent of the person who sent the E-mail - he is pretty mellow really.

Due to your animosity towards Arpaio, you probably mean that Arpaio and the MCSO will try to make a false stop or false arrest based on that post. Well, hey, then it's ON STOLLER OR GERRI, and neither one are here or had anything to do with it!

Kinda neat blogging with someone else's names and having them take all the shit. Man, I can just imagine our hot-tempered NY Italian Gerri having a run-in with Joe's guys. The MCSO will head for the hills if they take on that loudmouth bitch! ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!

HMG on the blog, online and on time.

Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza
Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza

Truth08, some of them know the guy you're talking about. We've been briefed and apparently you mean our affiliate The Class West's notorious blogster John O'Sullivan, who actually was nicknamed "The Eerie Irishman" by a bartender who had to put up with Big O for many years. It wasn't easy they say.

O'Sullivan has since quit drinking/drugging and is doing well, shuttling back and forth between Tempe and his hometown of Bridgeport, Connecticut, dubious hometown of the Times Square bomber and terrorist FAISAL SHAZHAD. O'Sulliavn's getting his stones cracked over that, because apparently he has a house very close to where Shazhad lived in B-port.

Total ball-busting from folks in Arizona when they find out he's from the "Terror Town" of Bridgeport. You know, "Hey John, how are your Taliban neighbors doing lately - going to flight school with 'em?" and "Johnny O, did you get an autographed KORAN from Shazhad when you studied Islam together?" and "Hey, John, when's the next PUBLIC BEHEADING at Shazhad's place?" It never stops.

We'll relay your regards, truth08.

HMG on the blog, online and on time.

ChadSnow
ChadSnow

I just want the record to show that Stoller and Cocozza not once but twice mentioned Arpaio getting assassinated or killed. Brian Sands will soon be showing up at their lunches.

Q. What's the difference between Joe Arpaio and God?

A. God doesn't think he's Joe Arpaio.

Sheriff Joke's nightmare
Sheriff Joke's nightmare

They must be smoking some good sh@# over at Sproul's liars lair, aka Summit Group. These are the same people involved many times in voter registration fraud around the country and, like little snot-nosed Bennie Quayle, have lots of problems with the direction of their moral compass.

chicagonut
chicagonut

"Arpaio's abusive tactics to request (with no crime comitted) proof of citizenship (not valid ID or DL) to all american born citizens in Arizona"

You of course have proof of your assertions and will post them here, right Yolanda? Or is this just more lies by the far left, ethnocentric racists?

Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza
Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza

We passed this interesting item along to some Boston, NYC, and Concord, New Hanpshire Associates. They can scope out that Arpaio trip to get more details "on the ground' as opposed to The Bird's "virtual" methods.

A few Associates were actually laughing, simply because of the irony - Obama and Holder harass and try to arrest and sue Sheriff Arpaio, then Joe turns around and tries to take The Presidency.

Some Associates definitely like the idea of President Arpaio, but admit that he's too old and could die (or worse aka assassination) in office.

Thanks, Mr. Lemons, for the word about a possible Arpaio Presidency. Do you think he's still horny like John McCain and will choose the dumb but very tasty Sarah Palin as his running mate? Joe better watch it - he's married to an old school Italian lady who might have a real sharp knife for husbands that go astray. Ouch! Now Joe can sing soprano!

Just kidding, Sheriff Joe. We support you.

HMG with JTR on the blog, online and on time.

Yolanda Miranda
Yolanda Miranda

what an irony, Arpaio's abusive tactics to request (with no crime comitted) proof of citizenship (not valid ID or DL) to all american born citizens in Arizona, now he is being asked for his documents (other documents) and he is refusing to comply. he, he, he.what goes around comes around Joe! Get prepared to go to jail.

Clarity
Clarity

Oh my I just thought of something else. Amid all the investigations,which make the Sheriff look bad to his public supporters, things mustbe getting terribly hot for the Corrupt Sheriff and his minions.

If this isn't the biggest smoke screen he's ever thrown up to cloudthe reality of his corruption I don't know what is. But it will do littleto change the fact that he is under investigation and will undoubtedlygo down in infamy.

Clarity
Clarity

Oh my, I simply have no words to describe the level of Media 'Whoring' lengthsto which the Sheriff stoops to for attention.

I am simply astounded. And even more so if he actually thinks he even has achance. LOL

naughtius maximus
naughtius maximus

Why does a Sheriff need a political adviser?

Was that noise Barry Goldwater rolling over?

He gets by with AZ hick politics and beyond apathetic voters; DC would eat him alive.Something I would pay to see happen.

GENO
GENO

Arpayaso "For President"??? That's all hogwash as usual. As the Feathered Bastard noted, every time that senile ol' coot is up for re-election, he hints at running for the Gov. What makes that idea any different from running for the President's office? The same old banter. But on a lighter side, what's even more hilarious?---

JoKKKe's playing head games on the very simpleton's who ask him to run.

LOL. Sadly, he chickens out at the end.

TheChef
TheChef

A fool & his money are soon parted. Every time Oldpiehole announces he's going to "think" about running in an election fools all over the country send him donations. Since he just spent $700k in an election cycle he's pumping the fools for more money to replace what he spent & will have to pay in fines. One question to ask is, what happens to all the cash leftover when he decides to not run anymore? I'd also like to see a detailed accounting of every penny recieved & spent by his campaign. Where exactly to those fat consulting fees end up? I'll bet they end up in his own pocket as fresh cash for his sleazy real estate purchases.

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

You have to admit the State of the Union addresses would be awesome, especially when he interrupts his train of thought to reminisce about Valentine's Day 1971 when he got his wife her first evening gown from the drug money he got during a marijuana bust.

Mjpenway
Mjpenway

Dont get cocky Joke. Not that many people know you. You are a legend between you Hendershottt!

Davetoo
Davetoo

IT would be totally awesome for Joe to Run for Pres and even better if he won.

After 4 years under such a dipshit the conservative Republithugs would NEVER be a serious political party in the US again. IF joe was President it would be almost the same as having Pol Pot in the Whitehouse.

How many Politicians and news people would get a FEDERAL PERP walk for bad mouthing Joe Pot?

roafer
roafer

Sheriff Joe. Palin, Beck, the right wingers seem to have so many losers for heroes it is astounding. Joe is a fascist pig, no wonder so many drooling wingnuts love the chump.Sheriff Joe needs a prosecution not a campaign to run for any office.

Roro
Roro

Crazy? After he won the last election for sheriff in Nov. 2008, during an interview with E.J. Montini of the "Arizona Republic," Good Ol' Joe made a comment that he had "one more race" to run and then "jokingly" hinted at the presidency. To a megalomaniac, all things are possible.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Like the Flaccid Fool, you hero, you have no clue about reality. It's only a vacuous space between your ears, my friend. Just YOUR imagination.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

No, he has never, in my opinion, been a professional law enforcement officer, and he's never been head of DEA. Check your facts, Rule.

He's nothing more than a wrinkled, spent concubine for Hendy and some of his command staff. Not to mention a chubby state senator and a very wrinkled and mentally challenged governor (be default).

roafer
roafer

Yeah! That dumb war on drugs has been money well spent, eh?Billions down a rat hole, prohibitions of any kind have never worked and never will.

He's a loser.

Raoul
Raoul

"But Arpaio has absolutely zero intentions of becoming a politician."

HA! BA HA HA HA HA BA HA HA HA HA! Oh man that's a good one.

Face it, dipshit: the old man has done nothing but campaign for the last 16 years. MCSO isn't a law enforcement agency -- it's a political machine.

And there's no way in hell he'd win the presidency. Not a chance. Zero. Zip. None. Nada. Nil. Never. Can't. Won't. Ain't gonna happen.

vic
vic

RuleofLaw, cute post, too bad it is not factual..haven't checked the other namesyet but Barack Obams's mother was already five or six years old on that date.

Truth08
Truth08

I asked, on your takes on the next Roswell, you answered. How about, your takes on?? 2012?? Ha!!

Maybe your conspiracy, has some sort of conclusion, that ties to this??

Regards,Truth

P/S You really "bobby", behind your new name 'Rule'?

roafer
roafer

The years is 2010.See what happens when you become a delusional drooling wingnut.You post that lunatic fringe drivel you've learned at Beck University.Put the bong down!

roafer
roafer

No need to post anything for you. Just like the birther drones you will ignore the clear facts.His well documented abuses do include what you deny, and you are the one that cannot prove otherwise. Sheriff Joe is pure scum.

Truth08
Truth08

How about an update on Johnny "On the spot" O'Sullivan? We haven't heard if the "Eerie Irishman" was done in, by his ex?

Regards,Truth08

Respect
Respect

I'd like to see that dumbass bastard convicted for his malfeasance and locked up in his tent prison, outfitted in his pink underware, and working in the chain-gang.

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

I think you took it out of context. He said he had "one more race to run *out of town*." He was speaking of Jews of course.

Rule of Law
Rule of Law

Okay, not the "head" of the DEA, I stand corrected. But the facts are Special Agent in Charge in Istanbul, Turkey, San Antonio Texas and Washington D.C. to Deputy Regional Director in Baltimore; to Regional Director in Mexico City & Boston, Massachusetts to Special Agent in Charge in Phoenix, Arizona.

Impeccable LEO record.

Rule of Law
Rule of Law

Arpaio answers to no politician, nor does any Sheriff. A Sheriff works for the Citizens of his/her jurisdiction. Hence the reason Arpaio keeps getting reelected each and every term.

I stand corrected, Arpaio was never the "head" of the DEA. Arpaio served 32 years in the DEA, He became top DEA agent in Mexico, Texas and Arizona. He took down the French Connection.

Why the hate for Law Enforcement ?

Roafer, Arpaio, nor the DEA created and promoted the war on drugs. Agreed, the war on drugs is a farce, and politicians, both parties, have reeped billions of dollars from this [fake] war on drugs.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Impeccable asshole, actually. Born one, lives as one, will die as one. But, he's your hero, Rule, so enjoy it while you can. By the way, Rule, I wonder if you've ever heard of the Spirit of Law? I don't expect that you have.

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

Did you really just question the factual integrity of Wikipedia, and then proceed to post a bunch of YouTube links?

roafer
roafer

So you are a birther moron after all?

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