Andrew Thomas is an "Idiot," Says MCSO's David Hendershott in Secret Recording Made by Frank Munnell

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David Hendershott, the chief deputy of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, calls former County Attorney Andrew Thomas an "idiot" in a secret recording made at a staff meeting.

Boy, is this SCA report paying off!

We're still trying to read it all and put it in context. But we keep getting stuck in the rich detail.

The chuckle factor on this one is too high to wait for context: All that ignominious sucking up former Maricopa County Andrew Thomas did to the Sheriff's Office, and he still gets called an "idiot" in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's staff meetings.

Evidence of this can be seen on pages 113 and 114 of the fourth PDF we posted last night. It's part of a transcript of a July 27, 2009 secret recording made by Frank Munnell, the high-ranking sheriff's deputy who penned the deliciously revealing memo that surfaced last year.

Arpaio and his gang were strategizing their various political games when talk turns to the ACLU's racial-profling lawsuit.

Days before this staff meeting, federal Judge Mary Murguia had recused herself from overseeing the case. Arpaio's office had claimed Murguia might be biased because her sister, Janet, is president and CEO of the National Council of La Raza. The Sheriff's Office lawyers also were putting pressure on Janet Murguia with a planned subpoena for her personal computer's hard-drive.

Neither Arpaio nor Hendershott seem capable of pronouncing Murguia's name:

Arpaio: "Federal judges we got Bagooa, Baguaa conflicted herself because of (inaudible.)

Hendershott then calls the judge "Frangia."

Arpaio asks what will happen next in the case, now that Murguia was off of it. Hendershott says they'll fight the lawsuit "to the bitter end."

"Is the county attorney backing us up on that?" Arpaio asks.

"They have nothing to do with it, thank God," Hendershott replies.

Hendershott goes on to say, "Frankly the best step is (sic) ever happened ... Is to get Thomas out of the loop. That's the best thing that ever happened; we don't have to deal with this idiot, seriously."

Perhaps the funniest part of this:

Thomas is facing disbarrment, while Arpaio's still firmly entrenched in office, claiming to be considering a run for U.S. Senate. Hendershott, meanwhile, remains on administrative leave while the Munnell Memo investigation continues. (Psst -- Hey, Sheriff Babeu -- what the hell's taking you so long?)

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Mistalee
Mistalee

Well, Hendershott wasn't exactly giving away a secret, was he? Still, Hendershott calling you stupid is like Billy Barty calling you a half-pint.

Dave & Andy Sittin In A Tree
Dave & Andy Sittin In A Tree

Hendershott calling Thomas an "Idiot" is in response to the bumper sticker on Thomas' county paid for Chrysler 300 that reads... "Davey - Who's Ya Daddy".

Car_del99
Car_del99

We all know Thomas is an idiot..except himself..

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Sort of makes me wonder what Thomas called Blimpy behind his back?

Anon
Anon

Ray, Great public service! Out of that report you should have a years' worth of stories without leaving your desk!

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Andrew Thomas was enough of an idiot to put his law license on the line for Hendershott.

I previously thought that the only time Hendershott saw his junk was in the reflection off of Lisa Aubuchon's forehead. Come to think of it, idiot-boy's forehead is sort of shiny too.

wherewasi
wherewasi

Well, Ray, I haven't read 3/4 of the info, but I did start with PDF # 4 due to your earlier lead in about Munnell's ex tipping Jabba off... and I also zero'd in on this and laughed my ass off.

Now, we know that Fox and Hendershott both follow NT, and I'm sure Candy Andy, Lisa and Rachel do as well. So, let's help them all interpret this info.

Joel, toward the beginning of the transcript of this recorded meeting, somewhere around page 56 or 57 of PDF4, you will read how your "buddies" were having a few yuck-yucks at your expense while you were out trying to round up your 315,000 green backs to pay for your sins. I'm guessing you won't see the humor, but apparently they did...

Hendershott, this would have made for easier reading if they had edited out your stuttering! I notice the shurf made some sly reference to your, what shall we call it - weight "issue" as well. Gotta love it when your boss makes wise cracks about you in front of your subordinates!

Candy Andy, I know you're reading this stuff. How does it feel to be ridiculed by the people you thought you were tight with. Feeling a bit like a sacraficial lamb? Speaking of lambs, I guess that's a bit of a touchy subject with the Shurf. Well, Candy, I know Jokester and Blimpie were suggesting that you became a turn-coat because you "didn't need them anymore". I know better. I know that you finally realized that your association with the Dementia King and his Paranoid flunky was ruining your future in politics and law, at least in Arizona, and you were really trying to put as much distance between yourself and the MCSO as you could. Too bad, so sad. Too little, way too late.

Yes, Joe, you have had sex with a Lamb, haven't you. And let me see if I have this right... you have staff meetings, and I assume your staff is being paid to attend, and you waste time (read - MONEY) arguing with Lisa whether it's a press release or a media release? Retire already and buy yourself a n-e-w-s-p-a-p-e-r!

Curious as to how this got recorded - anyone know? LOL. I guess Arpaio and Hendershott were worried about the wrong office being swept for bugs. And where is Munnell? Is he still on staff? I heard they found a body in a storm drain a few days ago...

Thomas
Thomas

Baboon's too busy getting his $5M payoff from the legislature to be bothered.

XSoldier
XSoldier

The chuckle factor on this one is too high to wait for context: All that ignominious sucking up former Maricopa County Andrew Thomas did to the sheriff's office, and he still gets called an "idiot" in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's staff meetings.

About the smartest thing the MCSO has ever said in regards to Candy Ass Thomas.

Hendy says: "Frankly the best step is (sic) ever happened...Is to get Thomas ou tof the loop. That's the best thing that ever happened, we don't have to deal with this idiot, seriously."

That, Hendy, has to be the smartest thing you have ever said.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Don't forget Lisa Aubuchon and Rachel Alexander.....

Anon
Anon

G. You nailed the "good ole boys" of Maricopa County, Arizona. And the women who serve them are lower then the lowest scum on the earth. They have ruined it for the women of Arizona. Ask Bungaard's girlfriend to weigh in.

Anon
Anon

Isn't that the essence of turning the county and state into a political war zone? Lawyers get obscenely rich and are loving it. Unfortunately the ordinary persona and taxpayer is being "used" to foot the bill. Blame it on the ignorant who voted these abusers into office.

Anon
Anon

the troika.

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