Joe Arpaio Recall Scores 120K Valid Signatures: 85 Days Left, a Little Over 215K More to Go
Still, I do not believe this obstacle will prove insurmountable. Even if county elections does not rectify these circumstances to the recall's liking, a November recall election for Arpaio is looking more and more like an inevitability.
As Willems recently told a group of pro-Joe alter kockers, just about any Republican with a law enforcement background can beat Joe in a recall election.
So Joe faces the very real possibility of joining his disgraced pals on the Sand Land wall of shame: disbarred former County Attorney Andy Thomas and recall poster-boy Russell Pearce.
At least if Arpaio retires and avoids being run out of office on a hot rail, he can hope the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will appoint a fill-in friendly to him, like current Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan. You know, someone who won't be checking too closely for corpses in the closets.
Then there's the hypothetical dirt nap, which for some folks is the best career move of all. Hugo Chavez, Elvis, and Kurt Cobain come to mind. Yeah, Joe, that chicken bone is looking better and better every day.