Joe Arpaio Pissy About Being Un-invited to Read at Elementary School
|Joe Arpaio could use some french cries with his whamburger.|
Arpaio was slated to read to students at the Sahuaro Elementary School in Phoenix as part of the "Read Across America" program this afternoon, but the school pulled the plug on the appearance because, Arpaio claims,
Rather than moving on like an adult, a spiteful Arpaio blasted out a nasty press release bashing the school district -- he was even sure to include the school's name and address in the release, as oppose to a generic description of what went down.
Arpaio claims the decision to yank the invitation came from the administrative level, where the assistant superintendent of the school district felt that having the county's brown-bashing top cop read to students might offend the parents of Hispanic student.
The school district could not be reached for comment this afternoon.
Somebody call the whambulance -- Joe's getting cranky.
"To disrespect the chief law enforcement authority of the county in this way is a bad example
to students and the community overall," Arpaio says. "The program I was to participate in
was about literacy - the importance of reading - and had nothing whatsoever to do with law
enforcement or my efforts to fight illegal immigration."