Is Joe Arpaio Really Considering Running For Senate (As If We Even Have to Ask...Again)?

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What sex-crime investigations? Barack Obama's out to get me! Wait...wait...look at this puppy...err...I'm running for Senate!
Stop us if you've heard this one before, but Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- at 79 years old -- claims to be mulling over a run for the Senate seat getting vacated by retiring Senator Jon Kyl.

Anyone who knows anything about America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" knows he'll do whatever it takes to manipulate headlines -- including claiming to be considering running for political offices he has no real intention of actually running for.

Coming off a brutal week in the PR department (a DOJ report claiming the Sheriff's Office is on the hook for the worst racial profiling practices in U.S. history, which came just on the heels of the rehashing of hundreds of sex-crime investigations the MCSO bungled in a two-year period, for example), now seems an opportune time for Arpaio to pretend to be running for Senate...again. 

In an interview with the Arizona Republic's E.J. Montini, when asked whether he planned on resigning, the sheriff said that not only will he never resign, but that "I'm still interested in the (U.S.) Senate race. If I don't run for Senate I am definitely running for sheriff. Let the people decide."

Arpaio, however, has a bit of a history when it comes to pretending to be running for higher office.

For example, in April of 2010, Arpaio claimed he was seriously considering running for governor. ABC15's Josh Bernstein even claimed he had the inside scoop that Arpaio had filed all the necessary paperwork for a run for the governorship and he was going to announce his candidacy. Bernstein quoted "several high-ranking sources within the Sheriff's Department."

Bernstein even had us convinced (to the point that we still owe a colleague lunch after losing a bet over whether Arpaio would run).

As our co-worker predicted, Arpaio didn't run, claiming that "so many have supported my campaign for re-election that I do not want to betray them by running for another office."

However, as Tequila Party President DeeDee Blase points out, "[Arpaio] may use this as an excuse to step down as Sheriff...possibly opening door for [former Senate President Russell]Pearce to run for sheriff because Pearce is all butt hurt still from his Special Elections loss to Jerry Lewis (moderate Republican). We will find out what is up Arpaio's sleeve. Running for Senate...is something that will help him save face."

We asked our readers the same question in September -- and were overwhelmingly told that claims of Arpaio's possible Senate candidacy is just another one of the sheriff's media stunts -- but we want to know what you think: is Arpaio really considering running for the Senate, or are his claims just to divert attention away from the loads of bad press he received last week?

Cast your vote below.



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Tellstar39
Tellstar39

Are you kidding, oh that's right, there is the Arizona electorate, the fucking dummies that support that human virus and his crooked friends.

guest
guest

As the charges pile up against him, the only thing that arpiehole should run for is the shadows, just like all other cockroaches.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

I can say for sure that at least 5 people I know in Yavapai County are against the  Joke and his media slutiness

Guest
Guest

he is like 79 years old. what kind of pussy is intimated or worried about a 79 year old man?  he is old  will die off soon enough of natural old age death. whats to worry about?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

him violating my civil rights is something I think about every time I enter Maricopa County.

TheChef
TheChef

Oldpiehole only does this because stupid people send him money when announces he "might" run for a higher office.

DeeDee Blase
DeeDee Blase

I'll be glad when January is done and over with. Joe Arpaio told AZ Repub. he will decide in January...so we shall see.  I just don't see how he can get out of what the feds are accusing him of. He will be forced to resign in my opinion because I feel his ego will allow him to step down. He should have stepped down a long time ago, and like Russell Pearce -- he will be ousted by the people in 2012, or be made to.

This should give him time to hide his assets and what have ya. [/sarcasm]

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

You know, this really seems to be the "Slick Joe" approach to cushioning his inevitable ousting. If the man decides "to run for the Senate", he would have to "resign" as Sheriff, wouldn't? What a weasel!

Bnbk
Bnbk

Piehole began hiding & protecting  his & his family's assets a while back when he converted them to LLCs. 

DeeDee Blase
DeeDee Blase

What is ideal is for Joe Arpaio to resign all together.  I really don't want to see his face plastered on our television sets because he gets a wild hair up his ass to run for Senate.

Deafinmate
Deafinmate

Joe Arpaio doesn’t provide interpreter for Deaf inmates whose lack of education includes religious, class, and counselor.  Deaf inmates should be allowed access and communication with family and friends by making Videophone available in jail and prison.  There is only TDD. Most of them use videophone. Most Deaf inmates use American Sign Language as primary language in face to face situations rather than writing. There is violation of ADA under the direction of the Department of Justice.  Deaf inmates have Constitutional rights and must be given access to communication interpreter and parties.

CARLOS D
CARLOS D

If I were him.. I would be running to Honduras

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

problem with that is he would be surrounded by "brown" people.

Not that I have a problem with them of course...

guest
guest

How would that be any different than if he stopped by any of his jails?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

have you been to any of his jails?

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

Don't be giving OLD JOE any ideas now, Carlos.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

would be pretty funny if he ran there and they didn't want him and deported him.

Bnbk
Bnbk

The Maricopa County Media Whore appeared a channel 3 just a short while ago. Piehole was promoting some kind toy drive for less fortunate kids. The chicken shit reporters should have been asking him why he now pretends to be so concerned about less fortunate kids. Bastard sure didn't give a shit about them when they were getting sexually violated......................Monty will never have the courage to go after his lawbreaking political allies. Monty will go after all the Dems.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

the reporters should have asked him if he cared about any of the victims in El Mirage.

Bnbk
Bnbk

Sorry for getting off topic.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol it's fine, we all do that because we all get sidetracked by our anger at this incompetent fool!

Coz
Coz

The only thing Bozo Joe should be running is his ass to prison.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

yup. agreed sorry if I am late. better late then never right? lol

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Agreed.

Deafinmate
Deafinmate

Yes. I agree.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

O.S.B. needs to die in office.  If he resigns or is unelected, the person replacing him will likely try to go through the books and that can be catastrophic to Joe.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Do any of you really wonder about why he doesn't resign? His corruption and incompetence is nothing new and the idiot electorate have returned him to office for almost 20 years. Is it any wonder why he actually believes his position is invincible and he can defy the entire United States Constitution  without fear of consequences?

Does his defiant attitude surprise you?

REALLY?

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