Joe Arpaio's Whoppers In His Latest Money-Grubbing Fundraising Letter

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More mendacity from a sheriff without shame...

If you're dumb enough to fork over cash to a scalawag like Sheriff Joe Arpaio, you're dumb enough to buy any line of bull the most-sued sheriff in the country wants to sell you.

Like the malarkey that the recent U.S. Department of Justice report on Arpaio's racial-profiling ways is "unsubstantiated" and ginned up for purely politically purposes.

Such is the hogwash Arpaio's well-paid hacks recently sent out via e-mail on behalf of "Re-Elect Joe Arpaio 2012," which had around $2.8 million on hand as of the end of 2010.

(Arpaio claims he has $6 million in the bank, but we won't know for certain how much dough he actually has till his campaign submits its next finance report, due by month's end.)

And I quote:

"Just last month the Obama Justice Department issued a scathing, but unsubstantiated report about my office and our efforts to combat illegal immigration. 

"They accuse me of using `racial profiling' tactics during our course of investigating those who are in this country illegally. Yet, they offer no evidence to support their claims."

"No evidence"? On the contrary, the proof that Arpaio's boys in beige racially-profile brown folk is overwhelming.

If you need it spelled out for you, just read Village Voice Executive Editor Michael Lacey's cover story this week, "Coddling Joe," where he rightly points out that racial profiling is a felony, and the MCSO is guilty as sin.

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joaniepike
joaniepike

How do I get my 87 year old mother who lives in northern Michigan off the the mailing list of the "Re-elect Joe Arpaio" committee ??? I have DPOA (durable power of attorney) but do not live close by. I would like a phone number so I can call and tell them to stop sending this junk mail. The letter she recently received goes so far as to offer a"personally signed photo". And, all she has to do to receive this is send him a $100.00 contribution.  Wow, what a deal !!

Coyotepal
Coyotepal

What the heck is the Phoenix New Times?...........can you spell LIBERAL?

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

I watched Stauffer's interview with Joe Dana. I know understand why he is only a lieutenant. The old addige applies- a person will promote to the level of their incompetency, and there they remain. He is a horrible orator and has zero command presence. The "who is Mome Stauffer" question was answered with a timeline of hirings and promotions? He wasted valuable time telling everyone he was promoted to sergeant and then to lieutenant? Why did he not spend his time telling us something of value and importance rather than wasting time on a timeline resume and then telling us he at times is the highest authority in the business district of Scottsdale? When is that? Between the hours of 2 and 4 am? He slouched, he slurred, he stammered, he showed zero confidence and told us nothing other than he was going to end croni-ism.

Very disappointing interview. Having sat on oral boards, i would have not recommended him for any specialized assignment in any unit. I certainly would not recommend him for Sheriff of the third largest county in the nation. I wait to see how Penzone comes across.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

I watched Stauffer's interview with Joe Dana. I know understand why he is only a lieutenant. The old addige applies- a person will promote to the level of their incompetency, and there they remain. He is a horrible orator and has zero command presence. The "who is Mome Stauffer" question was answered with a timeline of hirings and promotions? He wasted valuable time telling everyone he was promoted to sergeant and then to lieutenant? Why did he not spend his time telling us something of value and importance rather than wasting time on a timeline resume and then telling us he at times is the highest authority in the business district of Scottsdale? When is that? Between the hours of 2 and 4 am? He slouched, he slurred, he stammered, he showed zero confidence and told us nothing other than he was going to end croni-ism.

Very disappointing interview. Having sat on oral boards, i would have not recommended him for any specialized assignment in any unit. I certainly would not recommend him for Sheriff of the third largest county in the nation. I wait to see how Penzone comes across.

wherewasi
wherewasi

Stephen...

Did you HAVE to say "Joe Arpaio's Whoppers" ?

You're going to scare Ava.

Big Red 1
Big Red 1

The asshole Sheriff Arpiao writes the 'Rule of Law', what in the hell does he know about law? He and his Henchmen break the law every day!!

The Dude
The Dude

I love that New Times thinks they represent the people.  Yet obviously they don't.  Not saying the Sheriff is perfect, but he embodies core values that Maricopa County wants for it's community.  I love that you think your "News" organization believes it is taken seriously by any upstanding persons in this county.  You advertise for head shops, hookers, and strip clubs.  You are a lower form of existence. You are all the 1% and I am the 99%, and you will see the Sheriff reelected until he dies or decides he doesn't want to run again. I vote for him just to spite you hippy lunatics.  Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the sons of god.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

Nope, they keep voting for the same retards expecting them to suddenly be geniuses.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol I think it's more then democrats that want to hang the Joke by the sad organ he calls his nutsack.

Jason
Jason

The photo Mr. Lemons used is classic.

The Decrepit One looks like Adolf Hitler.

My pug is tougher on crime than the Flaccid Failure.

I wonder what fraudulent ways OSB will come up with to win this election? Remember, he fired Hendy (who will more than likely investigate him with a "discreet investigation"), Black, and Fox.
  

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

I will check it out.  I have liked Stauffer's fb page so I get regular updates on what he is doing.  In saying that, I think more could be happening on his front.  I don't think most people have even heard his name. 

Bnbk
Bnbk

Compared to "look at my puppy Arpaio", Stauffer sounded great!

Bobby
Bobby

Now what a minute. The New York Times, does represent some people---THE DUPED PEOPLE. Afterall, with gems reporting like Judith Miller about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, that never were found, or Jason Blaine making up stories, when he was too lazy to get reall ones, I'd say quoting the NYT's on anything is kind of weak, not to say lazy.

Jason
Jason

Ever heard of the First Amendment?

It provides, among other things, freedom of the press. That includes negative press coverage. So, whether you like it or not, the story stays.  

STFU.

nuss
nuss

Good on ya mate.  I agree with you 100 %.  It does take much thinking to realize what kind of people are here struggling to trash Joe Arpaio, who is obviously a good man.  He wins elections by, what?, a 76 % margin?  Let the squealers squeal....in the end they won't accomplish anything other than identifying themselves as foolish, immature ageists and dropouts.

Bobby
Bobby

Is creating a Hitler like face on someone that someone else disagrees with on issues, really that creative, .............anylonger? ZZZZZZZZ,zzzzzzzz,ZZZZZZZ, it's only been going on about, oh, I'd say eighty years.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol the photo is classic. I think I should get it put on a shirt that asks.. Do I look illegal? lolz

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Joe Dana cut and pasted the interview and Stauffer has the glossed up version that only has about ten seconds of the actual interview on it which makes Stauffer a bit more palatable. Stauffer posted it on his site.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

I suppose my expectations are too high. I was hoping for legitimacy in a replacement. Maybe that is just too much to ask. Stauffer obviously is not Sheriff material, however.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

you mean from the stuff that Dubya's people made them run?

wherewasi
wherewasi

ROTFLMAO.

You're kidding, right?

A 76% margin?  Really??  What decade did you just crawl out of?

Jason
Jason

"It does take much thinking to realize what kind of people are here struggling to trash Joe Arpaio, who is obviously a good man." 

Joe Arpaio is NOT a good man. He is evil. He is hateful. He is sad. He is a disgrace.

I don't have to struggle to trash a racist, evil "man" like Joe Arpaio. I can do that with ease.

Do me and everyone else here a favor and STFU.

Jason
Jason

Sounds like a personal problem for you, being stuck in the 1920's and all.

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

I watched it on 12 news.  Too bad they don't post the entire interview. 

The problem with the press is they don't do a lot of things on Stauffer.  Stauffer doesn't seem to make much effort into getting his name and face out there.  He definitely needs more exposure. 

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

It is a long time between now and November and many things can come out about Arpaio and his "I don't recall" issues in MCSO.  Just look at the few things that have come out in the past few weeks. 

Anything can happen. 

Be positive and expect the best.  I try to in this and all else in my crazy life.

Jason
Jason

From what I've read about you, you're a police officer.

Ever consider entering the sheriff's race yourself?

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

I ask those questions of all candidates for every position. Youre posts are normally very bright and insightful yet with this you come of as rash and uninformed.

You still provided zero evidence to support your outlandish claim. What tie does Penzone have to Arpaio? What would be his motivation for assisting arpaio?

I think you are jumping the gun simply because another potential candidate is Possibly entering the race. I still hold out hope that somewhere out there a worthy opponent is gearing up to enter and win this Office. Don't be pigeon holed by Stauffer simply because he was the first to declare candidacy. There is no rule giving the first candidate the job.

Pearce and Arpaio are politicians. They are not friends. They had one common thread that brought them together, no different than Arpaio's relationship with Napolitano or Arpaio's relationship with Mary Rose Wilcox. You are a bright person. Don't get hooked into believing every conspiracy theory presented simply because one conspiracy one time had some merit.

Tina
Tina

I heard Penzone speak at a well attended meeting of activists I attended about a month ago.  I don't know who invited him, but apparently he'd asked to speak to the group.  I thought he was fine, had a confident presence, spoke in generalities, nothing negative to say about Arpaio. Nobody asked any questions of him, and he didn't encourage same.  I believed him to be genuine.  The Republic ran an article on his possible candidacy for sheriff a while later, and one commenter posted that Penzone was put up to be an "Olivia Cortes" (to dilute anti-Arpaio votes)  which I refuted. However I heard the same thing from a few others.  Then came other things, that showed very poor judgment on his part with what he was saying publicly.

Go back to the New Times article and read the transcript of all he said to that sensational Nancy Grace on her program. It was outlandish. 
Evidence?  Geez, with the Cortes matter, from the onset everyone knew she was a fraud from her behavior, plus she told neighbors she was a Pearce supporter. She was beholden to her brazen handlers for whatever reason, yet it took a lawsuit against her and some very dedicated and bright people to expose the fraud. When she finally resigned after her handlers were subpoenaed, it was too late for her name to be taken off the ballot.

It's early yet. I expect sharp reporters from the print & TV media will be asking lots of questions of ALL candidates for sheriff.  With regard to Penzone's declaration of interest, remember too, Pearce and Arpaio are two peas in a poisoned pod.  Nothing is beneath either one of them.  Power and winning by any means is a given with both of them. One person suggested that Pearce probably gave Arpaio and his cronies the idea of a "dilution" candidate to help Arpaio.  We'll have to see how sheriff candidacies play out in the many months to follow.  Ask yourself, why does Paul Penzone want the job, and DOES he really want the job, and is he really equipped for it.   

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

I will and Penzone hasn't officially joined the race.

Tina
Tina

If you do a little research, Eleanor, you can be assured that Penzone will be "playing the same game" as Arpaio.  I don't mean the madman, vindictive, megalomaniac and pathological liar that Arpaio is (at least not yet).  Penzone is a talker, skilled in PR which is TOO smooth,  schmoozes people with what he thinks they want to hear, but has exercised some very bad judgment.   Keep your eyes and ears open. 

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

I will curtail the name calling...only because you say so.

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

I agree with most of what you say on this post.  I have been watching Stauffers campaign and I think he could be doing more.  The only thing I don't agree with is calling people names but other than than you made some great points.  As usual.

I think that most people don't understand that you want a quality candidate. I'm not saying that Stauffer isn't but his presence needs to be stepped up.  Maybe he should hire Arpaios's RP chick.

Anyway, I hear what you are saying.  It can't be somebody who will play more of the same game.  Arpaio is on his way out so it would be best to vote in a candidate rather than the next douche in line take the position.  Not even for a little while. 

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

I've got skin in the game. Your just another overweight overindulgent nobody sitting at home complaining about anything and everything around them. Another four years of Arpaio has no real affect on your day to day life.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

There are not enough "anyone but arpaio" votes out there to win. A real candidate MUST enter the race or it's another four years of the same shit! Pull your head out of your ass and face facts!

You morons think that because Pearce was beat Arpaio will lose too. It ain't happening unless you find someone BETTER than Arpaio at what Arpaio does...another Jerry Lewis!

Stauffer is sophomoric, his supporters are sophomoric and his campaign manager is sophomoric.

Don't take offense to this because it's not meant to be offensive; you must find an ethical candidate who supports the views of the majority and won't pander to the votes that are already guaranteed. Those guaranteed votes are the "anyone but arpaio" group that you fit into.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

What evidence do you have to support such a claim? Care to share it or are you merely speculating?

I hope and pray a real candidate enters this race. I don't know enough about Penzone to make that determination.

There are plenty out there that would make a great Sheriff...

You are pissed because Stauffer looks like a bafoon and I point it out.

Tina
Tina

And you haven't followed matters enough to realize that that's the whole reason Penzone (a former PPD sergeant, no longer with any PD or law enforcement agency) has an "exploratory committee" for his candidacy to be on the ballot for MCSO sheriff.  TO DILUTE THE ANYONE-BUT-ARPAIO VOTES.  A variation of the same Olivia Cortes theme. Boy, are you slow.  You no doubt also didn't read the transcript of Penzone's "suck-up" appearance with Nancy Grace, either.  Wake up.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

How do you know Stauffer will make a good sheriff?
You three fall into the "anyone but Arpaio" crowd. It simply doesn't matter who the other candidate is as long as he has no association with Arpaio. That simply isn't good enough for the rest that will make or break the election.

Tina
Tina

Amen, wherewasi.  

wherewasi
wherewasi

Arpaio sounds like a babbling idiot most of the time.  And he is totally incompetent in his the performance of his duties.  I don't really care about a person's oration skills if his job is to be a sheriff and he does THAT well.  One of the problems with Arpaio is that he thinks his job is to conduct press conferences.  He loves to be on camera.  If he would stop spending his time looking for the next photo op and start actually DOING his job he wouldn't be giving us so much fodder to despise him over.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol you are an idiot. 53% or even 58% is not a mandate you jackass. You need  a supermajority for that which would be 67%

malapai
malapai

If it was a Democrat you would not only say it was a landslide but also a mandate.

wherewasi
wherewasi

I think it was 53%.  Still, agreed.  Not a landslide and not 76%.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

I think the Joke won with 58% of the vote in the last election. That isn't exactly a landslide.

Bnbk
Bnbk

I guess Russ wasn't around for the previous election against Saban. Typical of Arpaio supporters to make up their own stats & brush aside all of Arpaio's misdeeds.

Jason
Jason

The 1920's, apparently. Bobby is still stuck there as well.

While the rest of us are in 2012, these Joe-show supporters still believe, delusionally, that their hero, mentor, and savior can do no wrong. Just like in the 1920's and 1930's the Germans believed every word that Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler spewed.

Sad, really.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol I tell idiots all the time to STFU... No one so far has ever bitched at me about it.. so .. lolz

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Tommy Collins hates it when people tell others to shut up.  I wonder why he has yet to correct you.  Perhaps he isn't aquainted with the term STFU.   He is kinda old.

malapai
malapai

I thought using Nazi comparisons automatically ended the discussion.

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