Morning Poll: Maricopa County Sheriff Shaq?

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Sheriff Shaq?
Should recently retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal run for Maricopa County Sheriff?

That's the seed the Arizona Republic has planted in the minds of observers of county politics -- and sports fans.

Republic sports writer Bob Young penned an article yesterday suggesting that the "Big Shaqtus" competing for the job of sheriff makes total sense.

It's not like things could get any worse -- the county's current corrupt top cop, Joe Arpaio, misspent nearly $100 million in taxpayer money, his office has been infiltrated by Mexican drug cartels, and he's been under investigation by the feds for various legal and ethical violations for nearly three years.

The Republic cites several reasons why such a seemingly absurd prediction could be a reality. They're listed as follows:

- O'Neal has said in the past that he wants to work in law enforcement and would like to be a sheriff or police chief.

And what with the feds sniffing around, we might soon need a new sheriff.

- Shaq has ties to law enforcement in the Valley, having helped Tempe police secure a $75,000 grant from the people of the Pascua Yaqui Indian Community to start an Internet Crimes against Children Unit.

- He has incentive, having had his honorary badge revoked by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio over a "freestyle" rap about Kobe Bryant.


Sheriff Shaq certainly has a nice ring to it, but we want to know what you think: would you support Shaq in a race against Joe Arpaio?

Cast your vote below.



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JOHN
JOHN

How much longer will the citizens of Maricopa County put up with Arpaio?  Why do we allow him to seemingly get away with his unlawful activities?  

Nweng
Nweng

 Shaq running for sheriff would be superficial enough to appeal to voters in this county; what I've come to learn is they're not really interested in substance at all.

Guest 81
Guest 81

From what I read people say Maricopa County is a Raciest county so how can a black man win the vote and become a black sheriff in Maricopa count? After all this is still the backwards deep south west sin belt. I have seen Shaq  on one of his motorcyles up at 2 local bikers bars here in the valley. the Hideaway Biker Bar in Cave Creek and the Steel Horse Saloon at 19th ave and Bell roads. the mostly white bikers accept him but im not sure about the rest of this Raciest county.

Marta
Marta

 They the citizens of Maricopa County will put up with him sheriff Joe till they either vote him out and stop reelecting him or till he dies off from old age. there is there is your answer. most people here still love him. like 80%??

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

"Raciest"?

Nah, that's probably Clark County in Nevada. Vegas is FAR racier than Phoenix.

As far as "racist" counties go, maybe, but I'm sure there are actually quite a few in the south that would give Maricopa a run for its money in the 'We're more racist than you' title race...

IT'S "RACIST", NOT "RACIEST", YOU ILLITERATE MORONS!!!! Totally different words with completely different meanings. Jesus, what in the Hell is wrong with the commenters on the NT boards this week?

"James King 1 minute ago in reply to Mikey1969"

Well, in the first place, it doesn't matter WHO I have in my avatar photo, at least I can compose sentences in English...

In the second place, you're STILL an illiterate moron, but thanks for just reinforcing that image the world has of you. Keep posting, it's like shooting fish in a barrel.

So I wonder how the James King who wrote this article feels about you dragging his name through the dirt. I mean it's almost like you're typing with one finger and your eyes closed...

"And yet, you go on to call LV "FAR racier[sic] than Phoenix."???"

Yes, RACIER. I was making a joke again. You haven't gotten any smarter since the OTHER message board where you couldn't grasp the concept of sarcasm. Vegas IS far racier than Phoenix, it's called 'sin city' for god's sake! I wouldn't have made a post if the O.P. wasn't stupid enough to not know how to spell racist. Jesus, some of you people are seriously stupid lately, it's like they left the door open at the State Hospital and the Thorazine Brigade figured out how to log on and post concepts. Come back when the meds wear off and read through the message thread again and it might make sense.

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

Marta, that 80 percentile was just a fluke in the voting poll, conducted by far right wing pollisters(i.e. FauxNoise10). Besides, that is old news. Today's ratings for the joKKKer is far lower, I 'm talking about less than 30% support base for the FF. Any contestent including the Shaq, could easily beat him by that amount.

My Namei is Mud
My Namei is Mud

 sounds like somebody hit a nerve and hurt this punks feelings with that homer simpson  line. this guy mikey1969 has a jealous insecure typical child like mentality and mind that cant take a criticism.

Guest 81
Guest 81

 you need to mellow out man or your going to blow a main head spring. your way to serious.

Guest 81
Guest 81

 alot of southern cities have black mayors and have had them for over 30 years now, so how can the south be racist?

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

Clark County, NV eh?

They have more Blacks serving in public forums and office than they do here. And yet, you go on to call LV "FAR racier[sic] than Phoenix."??? Maricopa County is the most racist County in the West.

Lay off them cheap DUFF beers, pal. And don't be a Homer Simpleton.

James King
James King

 Your getting on people calling them illiterate morons when you have a picture of a made up not real cartoon make believe man Homer Simpson who is known as a complete cartoon illiterate and idiot? take a look at your own stupidity and immaturity for using that cartoon picture of Homer Simpson. you yourself are still just a child in a mans body in love with cartoons and a make believe world. grow up already!

James King
James King

 RACIST not raciest? that what you get for reading shit like NT.  A BUNCH OF DESERT  HICKS AND DUSTBILLYS. try reading the new york times or the village voice or the wall street journal. its for pompous city assholes like you MICKEY1969

Simpleman
Simpleman

 The most raciest people I ever met were in Iowa,Ohio,Illinois,Indiana,New Jersey and good old Northern California where they had the Aryan Woodstock at in 1990 just north of San Francisco put on by Nazi Skinheads. Skinheads are all over the  Nor Cali area. 

Good Ole Boy From Dixie
Good Ole Boy From Dixie

The KKK was started in Indiana a Yankee state not the Deep South  I grew up in the South and Blacks are a big part of the South and are all around and they are your friends and neighbors so its kind of hard to be a southern raciest in the south when blacks are all over the place. the south gets a bad rap for being a raciest part of the country because of a few white trash Peckerwoods. but most people in the south are not raciest. they are very friendly to all folks more than they are in maricopa county arizona.people here are stuck up snobs and hate everybody and are not friendly at all. all they do is hide in their AC cooled homes and hide from the desert heat and sun afraid of getting skin cancer and they never talk to their next door neigbors.

The Snoid
The Snoid

 she combs her hair with a greasy pork chop to.

The Snoid
The Snoid

 tv 3 news said that. thats what you get for watching that ugly Patty Kirkpatrick news at 5pm everyday.

Nweng
Nweng

 How do you get 80% approval when he only won the election with 55% of the vote?  I don't think the numbers are anywhere close to what you're wishing them to be.

Marta
Marta

 but the 80 percentile fluke in the voting polls keep wining. why is that?

Psychdoc498th
Psychdoc498th

 Maybe he is a Vietnam Vet? or a Yuppie, they are all mentally off.

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