Arpaio Ditched Tea Party for "Emergency" Meeting With Rick Perry; Replaced as Speaker by Matt "I Don't Respect Arpaio" Salmon

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Image: Red Mountain Tea Party

The Red Mountain Tea Party bills itself as the largest weekly Tea Party meeting in America, and organizers were proud to get Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to speak tonight.

Arpaio blew the teabaggers off, though, because the sheriff had "an emergency that came up in his schedule that he could not change," according to the local Tea Party's website.

The emergency: Arpaio had to fly to New Hampshire to bestow an expected endorsement on Texas Governor Rick Perry.

That's right -- he's dissing the Tea Party to kiss the butt of a guy who believes that if you don't want to educate illegal immigrants, you "don't have a heart."

The Tea Party scrambled to find someone whose schedule wasn't as jammed, and quickly lined up Matt Salmon, the former Arizona Congressman who's running for Congress again.


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Salmon, of course, famously told reporters in 2005 that he didn't think Arpaio was "playing with a full deck," and that he didn't respect the sheriff.

Two years earlier, Salmon told the East Valley Tribune:


"It almost looks like Barney Fife after a while," Salmon said of Arpaio's tenure. "It's like drilling on people's teeth without Novocaine. It just hits a raw nerve."

But what the heck, it was an emergency.

The switch-up happened so fast, the Teabaggers forget to remove the identifying label when they subbed in Salmon's name:

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Better hurry back, sheriff! Salmon might decide he likes this title.


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Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Does this Tea Party hold their meetings at an East Valley Denny's like confirmed perjurer Greg Western's? 

Bnbk
Bnbk

Did anyone happen to catch Rick Perry's introduction of AARPiehole on MSNBC ? Typical mushmouthed Rick Perry. Priceless !

Triple-6 Gun Mane
Triple-6 Gun Mane

Gotta love it when the Flaccid Fool backstabs his most diehard ass kissers. Better yet, he doesn't know Rick Perry is far from winning, after his "brain fart" in the first debates.

Tina
Tina

I inadvertently attended a Mountain View Tea Party meeting on Sept. 15 after just having been told that Russell Pearce would be speaking on SB 1070.   It was quite an eye opener as to what the majority of the people there were swallowing.  Pearce didn't speak about 1070 but uttered a lot of assertive generalizations that got him adulating rounds of applause.

Much has happened since then, and I can't help but wonder if many of those people have done a lot of pondering and reflecting since then.  

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Emergency means that endorsing an open-borders guy like Rick Perry is more important that a Tea Bag meeting.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

They should have invited Stauffer to speak. 

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

anything is more important then a teabagger meeting!

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

I agree they should have. 

As for Joe rushing off to kiss Perry's butt......I hope he showered first.

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