Paul Babeu, Embattled Pinal County Sheriff, Struggles to Remain a Relevant Political Figure

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Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu
Earlier this month, the L.A. Times reported that "federal agents stopped the main target of the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious in May 2010" but released him after questioning and "he disappeared back into Mexico, and the program went on to spiral out of control."

It was a stunning revelation, and one that everyone would have expected embattled Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu to weigh in on -- given that blasting the Obama Administration over the blundered Operation Fast and Furious had become a hallmark of his political stumping.

So, the go-to guy on all things Fast and Furious made an appearance on CNN? Fox News? NRANews.com?

No. In fact, we couldn't find any recent national interviews from Babeu on Fast and Furious, a failed operation in which the feds observed the sale of high-powered weapons in hopes of tracing them back to drug cartel leaders

Or on anything else -- except, of course, his recent troubles over apparently threatening his Mexican gay lover.


It's a curious silence considering his friends at Fox News dubbed him "Famed Arizona Sheriff and "Fast & Furious" Critic" last year during an interview.

But in a clever move to make it look like the embattled sheriff still is a relevant political figure, Team Babeu put up a CNN video from September 2011 on his official Pinal County Sheriff's Office website. It just sits there without any reference to a date, or any explanation.

(And, an official county website seems like an odd place for the video, which is right above local news about stuff like the PCSO K-9 unit at a public event. Did Team Babeu mean to post the video on his official county website? Or was it intended for his campaign website?)

Despite dozens of appearances on national television, namely Fox News, in 2010 and 2011, it doesn't look like that network, or any others, want to have him back to share his views about Operation Fast and Furious. Or anything else... except you know what.

At least not since New Times first reported that you know what -- that Babeu's ex-boyfriend, a Mexican national with questionable immigration status, accused the sheriff and his attorney of threatening him with deportation.

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Michael DeSisto, (pictured center) founder of DeSisto School, appointed Paul Babeu as headmaster from 1999 to 2001.

Or since New Times and other media outlets exposed details of physical and sexual abuse that took place a Massachusetts boarding school, including during the time Babeu served as its executive director and headmaster.

Or since Babeu's sister, Lucy, and students from DeSisto School spoke publicly about an alleged relationship that Babeu had with a 17-year-old boy from the school.

Instead, Babeu posted a comment about the latest Fast and Furious news on his campaign website on March 20, and then he tweeted about it. But, it doesn't look like he got any traction.

Meanwhile, Congressman Paul Gosar, running against Babeu for a seat in Arizona's über-conservative Fourth Congressional District, made an appearance on NRANews.com -- and Babeu used to be a regular on that show.

In all fairness, Babeu has continued speaking publicly about the botched operation. In fact, he spoke on Wednesday about it to the measly Yuma County Republican Women's Club (how the mighty fall). He was the keynote speaker for their gathering at the dusty desert burg's Desert Hills Golf Course.

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Amy Lynn Burch
Amy Lynn Burch

Your masquerade as a "journalist" is laughable considering your obvious disdain for Sheriff Paul Babeu.  Stick to something more your speed such as the comics or the want ads.

Dogbiter
Dogbiter

No, you're making the while readeship of New Times laugh their asses off. At you, fat cow.

gregg r
gregg r

Amy you bumbling idiot, have you not seen the news.  Its so funny when cluesless, useless people like you only want to read and see what they believe.  Sure, you could try and insult the people who wrote the article, but you can't change the truth fool.  Your mother should be slapped in the face for raising a idiot like you.  Maybe she should have spent more time raising you and not the glass of beer she was drinking at the bar,

sven
sven

don't kill the messenger amy.....just reporting the facts (which obviously demonstrate deflection tactics on the part of studboi). Someday Paul will get it....Gay+Republican=NO MORE VOTES!!!!!!

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

Amy, take my advice and shut up. You are absolutely clueless when it comes to Paul Babeu.
 
Seriously, just SHUT UP!!

Saynotoleather
Saynotoleather

 Make her shut up. talk is cheap. im pretty sure you cant even get your old fat tired ass out of the chair your sitting in. if you were a man you would be called a mental abuser. either way your a mental weirdo whack job who is useless to society and you make yourself look hick ass ignorant on here daily. your just poor white trash yourself.

Jim
Jim

If she is a lousy PI it should be easy to track down this person who hates her.  and then do what to him or her?

Jn Brown
Jn Brown

bla bla bla bleep blop bloop?

Jester Jackson
Jester Jackson

nah saynotoleather is such an idiot he does it for free

Car_del99
Car_del99

Did you get paid to be the IDIOT  today ?

Jack Seitz
Jack Seitz

Go fuck yourself, retard! Enjoy Paul's 7 inches "cut" up your ass.

Babeu
Babeu

You are the sick one, just like Paul. Amy was put on her for one reason to insight reaction from the bloggers. She is a private investigator from D.C. and on the Steve Henry's Campaign. She has made many business trip to AZ. So, go finish sucking on Paul's dick, so you will shut your mouth and quit abusing women like Paul does all the time.

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

"Shut up! Shut up!........just Shut they fuck UP!!!!" 

You remind me of that raging MCSO Deputy Dawg years ago when George Gascon was still the Police Chief of Mesa at the time.

Jim
Jim

 Country singers in Nashville are hillbilly's and they have all their teeth. and they are perfect teeth to.

Dogbiter
Dogbiter

You remind me of a toothless hillbilly. Wait a minute, Paul Babeu might like that -- a lot!

Saynotoleather
Saynotoleather

 You proved my point you need anger management classes.

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

Right now that is exactly how I feel. Incredible anger.

church lady
church lady

Amy you have no idea!  Monica, continue to give Babeu what he always wanted.  Press coverage. 

Babeu
Babeu

Amy,
Maybe we can use your picture for the comics with Paul and the want ads too. But, I am afraid you will be in the want ads forever. First of all, Paul does not like any women, so get over sticking up for him. Well, wait a minute , unless you have some money you want to give him, you could get a hug out of him. As far as Monica goes, she is doing a tremendous job putting out the truth about Paul. And actually there is tons more to come out. So, we will see who is laughing in the end. I don't think you will be showing your picture and Judging  Monica. You will be in hiding with Paul Babeu

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 Amy, if you're hoping to one day have Paul's baby, I hate to break it to you but I'm thinking that just might not happen. At least not by conventional means.

Babeu was a phony from the beginning and now he is showing his true colors and they aren't all pretty. But you knew that.

Slam the author if you care to, but at some time you will have to realize he's not really the guy you thought he was, eh?

narizona
narizona

I heard he's shooting blanks !!!!! haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

 I wonder what bumbling P-Babeu will do after this? My guess is that he will probably go into the radio business, same as russell pearce. Still involved with politics but no longer a thievin' politicon. If not, I think he may go back into the law enforcement?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

he is trying to troll me because he's an idiot that can't win an intellectual battle.

DMolloy
DMolloy

But what is the atheists are not Mexican? Also who elected you king? What right to you have tread on the 'religious liberties' of those who don't believe that there actually is a magic man in the sky who hates women talks to the Pope?

Jack Seitz
Jack Seitz

You're railing about hate! If you didn't hate Mexicans, weren't such a racist mofo, an idiot, you would never be supporting Babeu. How is it these days that crackers like you continue to support a homosexual sheriff, whom you'd usually detest. Only because he upholds your redneck values. It's hate brown people first, with you morons.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Eleanor, send me a note at z05_jason@yahoo.com so we can chat...

gregg r
gregg r

Maybe he could pose nude for gay magazines. that is if you like bald,old farts that look like shit.

Saynotoleather
Saynotoleather

 Im hoping you get what you deserve soon. with all the hate in you have in your heart for others im surprised it hasn't happened already.

Yousuck
Yousuck

Im starting to think you hate all Piggys  good or bad and half of the human race. you are never happy about anyone or anybody I notice. your just a hateful old fat cunt!  you in need of some mental help or anger management.

narizona
narizona

Yeah like shaving his legs and putting on some mesh stockings for his new hook=up ........prince hump ranger in jail!!!!!!

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 I think he should be deported to Mexico with no passport!

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

Don't worry your pretty ass what this fucker will be doing. Let's just hope it will be exactly what he deserves.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Actually, if you'd read the article, you'd find Ms. Alonzo's story 100% factual.

The State of Massachusetts even has documented the abuses of students at the DeSisto School in Boston, where the Bald Bunion was headmaster from 1999-2001.

Get a clue and the facts before you spew your babble, amigo. 

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