Joe Arpaio, "Media Whore," at the Nixon Library

Sheriff Joe took his shuck-and-jive to the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California Tuesday, where he wowed a crowd of blue-hairs with his Sopranos-esque "dees, dats and does."

The YouTube video above, which borrows (read: "rips off") footage from an Orange County Register video and a Fox News report of the event, has all the highlights, including an appearance by washed-up former TV star Lou Ferrigno. 

What the video doesn't capture is this ditty from Arpaio regarding his former employer, President Richard Nixon:

"Nixon is one of, if not the, best presidents we've ever had," the Register quotes him as saying.

Yeah, Joe, that Watergate stuff -- totally overblown. 

Arpaio worked in the Drug Enforcement Administration under Nixon, and considering the fact that Joe's being investigated by several federal agencies, he's apparently patterned the MCSO after the Nixon White House.

I like a couple of parts of this video, which was uploaded by a pro-Joe, anti-immigrant YouTube account.

The first is where Arpaio complains that the Fourth Estate "calls me a publicity hound," though reporters come from all over to interview him.

"I had Belgium last week," he brags. "They come every week to see me."

Thing is, even Arpaio's top flack Lisa Allen has publicly referred to her boss as a "media whore." Arpaio would crawl over his parents' graves to sop up a smidgen of publicity from the tiniest news outlet. 

Who does he think he's kiddin'? He even kvetches in his speech that there are too few protesters on hand. 

The second is a line he delivers to the delight of the alter kockers in the crowd.

"You know what burns me up?" he says. "When they say we have to hire illegals because no American will do da job. That's the biggest insult ina world." [sic]

Whoever spouts this nativist bull should be forced to pick lettuce in Yuma for a week, no matter their age. 

Why, I'll bet half the geezers in this audience hire day-laborers to keep their lawns trim. And you know they're not asking to see the jornaleros' work visas. 

We also learn that Joe likes to call the undocumented "illegals," and that he's afraid to eat at Mexican restaurants or McDonalds, likely because he fears the staff will spit in his food.

Might as well get over that one, Joe. I imagine every time you eat out -- no matter where -- there's some kitchen worker imitating Dane Cook's infamous gross-out scene in the film Waiting. If you've never seen it, you can watch the scene, here.

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pete4
pete4

Arpaio is enforcing against illegals in Arizona selectively he attacks only his political enemies,I worked in the job site "$252.5-million Maricopa County Court Tower in 2009" All contractors were protected by this media whore.

Coz
Coz

Just watched the video of Bozo Joe, all I can say is what a fucking moron he is. The only thing worst than Bozo Joe is the morns that continue to vote for this piece of shit.

Coz
Coz

I would like to know who footed the bill for Bozo Joe to be anywhere but in Maricopa County doing his job.

No wait, almost forgot, he doesn't do the job he was elected to do, Bozo Joey's to busy being a media whore.

Charles Ward
Charles Ward

"'Nixon is one of, if not the, best presidents we've ever had,' the Register quotes him as saying.

Yeah, Joe, that Watergate stuff -- totally overblown.

Arpaio worked in the Drug Enforcement Administration under Nixon, and considering the fact that Joe's being investigated by several federal agencies, he's apparently patterned the MCSO after the Nixon White House."

Not just a narc, but a Nixon-loving narc, Arpaio is shameless. He probably inspired Cheech & Chong's character, Sergeant Stadanko.

Mark
Mark

I didn't know that old people "Sherrif Joe....Blow" didn't realize how deep his head was up his ASS!! People like him are a true indicator of the insecurity most ignorant "white....black....and in some cases brown people, etc" feel when hard working human beings want to come to work in the best country in the world...and the best country with the best democracy that have jobs to offer. Look behind Cerritos College between 5-6am "The Manassero Strawberry Fields" and you will not see a pale face, a black face, a yellow face, or a brown face.....all you see is a human face getting up early because as the saying goes....and you should know this saying "Joe"!!! "The Early Bird Catches the Worm!!"

LemonSqueezer
LemonSqueezer

Sheriff Joe may be a media whore, but Mr Lemons you are one of the many JOHNS who love to frequent his beloved past-time in front of the camera. Looks like hes got your balls on his hook.

StephenLemons
StephenLemons

Folks always say, "Well, at least he gives you plenty to write about." Should the guy stroke out, believe me, I'll be relieved not to have to write about him anymore.

And Who Paid For This Trip ?
And Who Paid For This Trip ?

It's "Media-whore" not "Media-hound", you stupid old bastard.Yes sir... Richard Milhouse Nixon and Joseph Megalomaniac Arpaio... two of history's most paranoid public officials. Nixon could have been one of our greater presidents, but for that little problem with "CREEP" and that inept burglary.Mr. Arpaio will never be anything but a fat old opportunistic comedy of a lawman.Not even Barney Fife could out schlepp our pathetic topcop.

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