Joe Arpaio's Rival Paul Penzone: Video Interview by Dennis Gilman and Yours Truly

Penzone: Looking to put ol' man Arpaio out to pasture

I've been wanting to interview Sheriff Joe Arpaio's two rivals in this year's general election for a while now. So recently, Phoenix videographer Dennis Gilman and I met separately with former Phoenix Police Department Sergeant Paul Penzone and Scottsdale Police Lieutenant Mike Stauffer.

As you likely know, Penzone's running for sheriff as a Democrat, Stauffer as an Independent. Both men are thoughtful individuals, and either would be an improvement over the current situation, obviously. 

Thing is, one of them is going to have to drop out. A three-man race will dilute the anti-Arpaio vote, and our near-octogenarian clown of a sheriff will stroll to victory as a result. 

Actually, even if there's only one David battling this Goliath, he'll need more than five smooth stones, as Arpaio's currently squatting on a $3.4 million campaign honey pot. And the sheriff will likely have more dolo by the time the general election begins in earnest.

Gilman culled this seven-plus minutes of footage from an interview that lasted about a half-hour, so some stuff landed on the cutting room floor. Still, this gives you a longer look than normal at this wannabe sheriff. In it, Penzone talks about Tent City, the posse, Arpaio's antics, and cleaning house at the MCSO.


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39 comments
NewDemocrat
NewDemocrat

I hope that the history of all candidates is examined in depth. The last thing we need is another train wreck like Pinal sheriff Studboi Babeu.

Nacho Suave
Nacho Suave

Read "penzone" as "friendzone". Damn it, Reddit...

Sylvia
Sylvia

Penzone is much better.. Stauffer should drop out.  He's not viable and besides, he's an independent.  In this county only a Dem or Rep can win.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Penzone and Stauffer should team..  If they are both in the general, it will split the no-joe vote.

How about this?  One runs for sheriff, with the other campains with it known that they will get the "2nd in command" position.  They campaign together, and present more than double the smarts of Joke!

Penzonefraud
Penzonefraud

Penzone is as qualified to be the sheriff as a copy boy is qualified to be the publisher of the NT.  

Paula Pennypacker
Paula Pennypacker

"Thing is, one of them is going to have to drop out. A three-man race will dilute the anti-Arpaio vote, and our near-octogenarian clown of a sheriff will stroll to victory as a result."

I agree!

FDR
FDR

Penzone is a very refined public speaker, He gets paid very well to speak but lets look into his record with the Phoenix PD to look whats in his closet!

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

I like both Penzone and Stauffer as people and as candidates.

They are both PROFESSIONAL law-enforcement officers. Something that the Flaccid Fucknut is not.

Both have AZPOST certification. Also something that the MCSO shurf does not have.

Both are not senile, nor are they circus clowns. The Old Fool is.

Time to take out the trash! 

The Real David saint
The Real David saint

im not sure about him, but i like his answer to 1070...I still think hes an Arpaio plant, but im just speculating. 

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