Morning Poll: Sleaziest Joe Arpaio Publicity Stunt...in Last 30 Days?

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James King
Joe Arpaio claims to have once arrested Elvis Presley. Now he's a backup singer to a guy who pretends to be Elvis Presley.
We watched yesterday as Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio had pink panties thrown at him by female Tent City inmates as he -- and an Elvis impersonator -- belted out Frank Sinatra's "My Way" in celebration of the makeshift jail's 18th year.

It was astonishing -- for anyone unfamiliar with the sheriff's media slutiness, that is. For the rest of us, it was par for the course for Arpaio.

In the past 30 days, Arpaio has invited the media to witness a duet with an Elvis impersonator, introduced a Spanish-language version of his infamous pink undies to prove he's not a racist, spared the city of Phoenix the humiliation of having his female chain-gang smile for the international press at Major League Baseball's All-Star Game, and challenged "any reporter" to a hotdog eating contest.

For the record, America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" wimped out when we accepted his hotdog challenge.

Also for the record, the aforementioned antics all happened within the past 30 days. Arpaio's been running the show at the MCSO for nearly 20 years -- these are just the most recent stunts in the sheriff's long career as a publicity stuntman.

That said, we want to know what you think: which Joe Arpaio publicity stunt from the past 30 days is the sleaziest?

Cast your vote below.



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BJ
BJ

This is so sad. I wonder if Sheriff Joe knows how bad this looks for AZ. I think he dosen't care how it makes him look and that's the sad part. This is not the quilty or behavior needed for the office of Sheriff. I hope everyone can see there is a problem in this kind of behavior.

Trommy Themulus
Trommy Themulus

I would like to hear the reason why anyone has ever voted for him.  Please tell us because for the life of me I can't understand how anyone in their right mind would do so.

Joe7460
Joe7460

when this nazi will be stop this mother fucker is another hittler,,,,,sad,sad.that we still have people like that,,,,,

Harry Wisencraker Jr.
Harry Wisencraker Jr.

Wonder if he got plowed with any feces stained underwear or better yet stained with the output of the ladies monthly cycle?

Jason
Jason

This is coming from the same "man" who claimed to have stopped the real Elvis in Vegas in 1957 or 1955?

Poor Elvis. He must be spinning in his grave.

I guarantee you if Elvis was alive today, he would kick the FF's ass, even at age 76.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Thank you, thank you very much.

Richard
Richard

Seems like Lisa Allen is running out of ideas.   She prob missed getting shagged by Hendy.

Jason
Jason

Now that's a thought to make one shudder with revulsion...

Eleanor
Eleanor

I almost puked just reading that.

Jason
Jason

Blame Richard. He thought of it.

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

Can you imagine the amount of sweat produced during a bout of hardcore banging between those two?

Eleanor
Eleanor

Oh shit! I just bought some of that too the other day.  You just ruined my biscuits.

Mistalee
Mistalee

And this is the terrible truth about where Crisco comes from. 

Cargonz13
Cargonz13

I voted for the "pink undies en espanol" I think trying to prove he's not a racist by doing something racist is beyond normality of any human... bizarre is more like it...I see him as a "Media Whore" that is starving for attention of the idiots that keep voting for his stupid ass..These people need to spend a week in tent city at this time of year to get the feel of what these innocent until proven guilty people have to endure on a daily basis...Jackass Joe's Freak show.... 

Coz
Coz

Arpaio is a corrupt clown, nothing more and nothing less.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

According to yesterday's story about this "Event", a detention officer noticed that the ice cream served to the inmates was 1 year PAST it's expiration date, making it a possible health hazard to those who ate it. The officer indicated that this was "no big deal" and served the ice cream to the inmates.

Now do you see what I mean when I say that the "Culture of abuse" has permeated every level of the MCSO and what is needed is for Rpiehole's successor to do a thorough housecleaning to get rid of these abusive deputies and detention officers.

What I really would like to see is the MCSO placed in federal "Receivership". Federal instead of state because there aren't enough honest politicians in Az. to do the job that needs to be done.

Coz
Coz

I'm still looking for one !

>>because there aren't enough honest politicians in Az

Carl Toersbijns
Carl Toersbijns

Yes, this is the bottom of the sleaz barrell for him and those who celebrated this event. Only in Arizona do we celebrate incarceration rather than admitting that incarceration is a social failure and should be a last resort; not the current trend to mass incarceration where justice gets lost in the process and money is made by those who endorse it. A new low for the Sheriff in my view but then, he is a folk hero and people will laud him till the day he dies. Strange how the evil roots inside this train of thought.

Mistalee
Mistalee

I have to give my vote to the chain-gang calamity, although it was tough to choose. It's the Shuriff's masturbatory homage to the "women in prison" exploitation flicks of the '70s. The prisoners are coerced to do it. It's exploitive of women, demeaning to the participants and a really good indicator not just of the sickness of Sheriff Joe but of his supporters.

Vic
Vic

I also had to choose the female chain gang one because it was the one where hetried for national press to hurt our image.

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