Paul Babeu's Conversation With Suddenly Former Pinal County Sheriff's Candidate Steve Henry: Best Guess for How That Went Down

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The above video (posted by a reader) is our best, hilarious guess as to how the conversation went between Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and Chief Deputy Steve Henry, as Babeu essentially had to let Henry know he was reducing his shot at becoming Pinal County Sheriff to zero. You know, for the good of "the people."

Babeu, as our colleague Monica Alonzo reported this morning, dropped his Congressional bid, citing, uh, personnel issues at the Sheriff's Office. And then announced that he would be running for sheriff instead of his (metaphorically speaking) butt-boy Henry -- whose campaign website instantly was scrubbed from the Internet.

"The federal Office of Special Counsel has advised Chief Henry that because our office receives federal funds and Steve supervises those who are in control of federal funds, he is not able to run for Sheriff while serving as our Chief Deputy," Babeu said in a statement. "Chief Henry was left three choices, resign his position as Chief Deputy and run for Sheriff, withdraw his candidacy for Sheriff or transfer to a non-leadership position within our office where he would not supervise anybody who handles any federal funding. Forget the politics, none of these options are good to maintain the continued success of our Sheriff's Office.

Huh? But the bottom line is, Babeu's running for sheriff again, despite Henry's getting what was likely (at least before the sex scandal broke) the best endorsement he could get during his campaign for sheriff -- Babeu's.

This must have been a real awkward conversation Babeu decided (in his own best interests) he had to have with Henry, with Babeu explaining why the loyal Henry had to bogart running for the office of sheriff.

We can only imagine that it went down like the scene from the modern-classic movie Pulp Fiction above, with Babeu as Marsellus Wallace and Henry as Butch Coolidge.

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Y.P.S.
Y.P.S.

 You lumped all the Sheriffs into the same boat. That's a bad perception you have. I believe most of the Sheriff Deputies working for Pinal County are good people. Just the ones at the top of the chain of command who work closely with Baboo, are "dirty".  Quit being so anti-law like an anarchist.

teknik1200
teknik1200

wow, baboon really is a freaking thug!  what a douche.  he's another "fiscal conservative" wasting money.

why is law enforcement constantly able to overspend their budget but poor people who are sick get to suffer and die?

JesterJackson
JesterJackson

Let's pray Babeu doesn't go JT when he loses his election.  I think it is going to be hard for him when the pretend world he has created for himself gets a reality check. And it gives me pause when a temperamental person who obviously has control and anger issues has access to guns.

King Jafee
King Jafee

why are people babblin about Biker gangs on here?

isnt this article about gay sheriffs?

Foolmeonce
Foolmeonce

I hope some well-vetted candidates run against Sheriff Studboi.   If they're smart they will use the testimonies of sister Lucy Babeu and former Desisto students to show the true perverted nature of Paul Babeu. 

Babeu
Babeu

Foolmeonce,
thanks for writing the truth. Paul is totally guilty of the severe abuse of the DeSisto Students. They had the courage to come forward and they need to get a lawyer and sue the hell out of Paul. Paul shared the abuse tactics with me, which I told him they were not right. Paul is a sick pervert that needs to be stopped and held accountable. Take care Foolmeonce and have a nice day. Lucy Babeu

Church Lady
Church Lady

Someone please forward this to Henry....Please!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Imagine that. Steve Henry was openly ignoring the Hatch Act while campaigning for sheriff, until the VERY day when Babeu decided to run for election.

SUDDENLY, at that very moment, ethics kicked in and Steve Henry decided his "might" be in violation of federal law.

Gag me, folks.

IF ANYONE in Pinal County votes for Babeu it's only because they want "FOOL" as their scarlet letter.

As of today, in my opinion, Steve Henry is a "no nuts".

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Does ethics come into play regarding Scottsdale Lieutenant Mike Stauffer and his blatant defiance of the Hatch Act or does he receive a pass because he's running against Arpaio?

YourAgencySucks
YourAgencySucks

Not every employee of an agency that receives federal funding is covered by the Hatch Act.  (Thus Steve Henry's option of remaining at PCSO in a non-supervisory position through the election.)   I'm sure that if Stauffer is covered, Arpaio will direct his toadies to file a complaint with DOJ.  (If he's not covered, I'd expect Arpaio to direct his toadies to fan out to places like this and falsely allege that he is, just to muddy the waters.)

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 It seems Mike Stauffer is also ignoring the Hatch Act. Not sure why he chooses to do so unless he's received legal advice from a knowledgeable lawyer that he's not in violation.

Khrustalev
Khrustalev

Can anybody name another instance where one candidate has announced that another candidate was withdrawing from a campaign?  Even as Babeu's equivalent of Lurleen Wallace, you'd think Henry would've been afforded at least the dignity of announcing it himself.  It's just bizarre.

But Henry's overriding concern in all this has been to get his 20 years in, for his pension.  And he makes (a lot) more than Babeu as Chief Deputy, anyway, so there are reasons for him to be okay with the new terms.  The problem is that he'll continue to be sucked even deeper into everything that's ineluctably dragging Babeu down.  Every week that passes, he's more & more complicit.

It's widely known that relations between the two have been especially tempestuous lately.  There've been screaming hissy-fits, & at a March 30th flag-burning ceremony, Henry publicly refused to shake the boss's hand.  They've apparently papered things over for the moment, but that won't last.  Babeu can't help it, it's his nature.  It's in his DNA to blow up the relationship again before long.  That's been the way all his relationships, political & personal, have ended.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

When Babeu loses so will Steve. His position as Chief Deputy is "at will" and probably the reason he chooses to back out. If he didn't I am certain Babie would have fired him just prior to him getting his 20 in. He hits his mark in mid to late September.

Timing is a bitch on this one, which forces Henry to continue to be Babeu's bitch until Just prior to the election.

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

Henry screwed himself on this one, with Babeu's help of course.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 Dan Quayle announced that little Ben would be running for office a few years ago. Proud Dad, I guess. Or, it might be that little Ben just didn't know how to speak for himself, eh?

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

So will the Bald Bunion be unemployed come November?

The feds need to put Babeu in a pair of handcuffs and lead him away. I hear there's an opening in Candy Andy Thomas' federal prison cell.

Speaking of, I hear the DOJ will be handing up criminal indictments. IDK when, but that's the rumor on my side of town. 

Y.P.S.
Y.P.S.

"in a pair of handcuffs and lead him away."

First, I'm not here to defend Sheriff Baboo. But can you explained to us again what specific crimes is he guilty of breaking? I understand the fact that he knowingly harboured his illegal alien lover and using his position to threaten deportation(abuse of power). But that alone isn't enough to warrant a federal arrest. "Speaking of federal indictments", I'm fully aware of the possibility of arpaio being indicted. But Baboo, really?

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

The Bald Bunion is under federal investigation for Hatch Act violations. He is also subject to a state inquiry into abuse of power allegations, though 18 USC 241 and 18 USC 242 will apply here.

He's no better than the Flaccid Fucknut of MCSO.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

I am convinced it's voices in your head that provides your inside info.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

I'm convinced that once the MCSO shurf falls, you will be out of a job.

Oh wait, you already are out of a job.

By the way, thanks for suing county taxpayers for $67,000 Rachel. Good luck winning that case. I wonder if you'll sue under the RICO statute once you lose that bullshit lawsuit.

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

???

Jason doesn't go to DES, not here anyway.............

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

You are right. I, like yourself, am unemployed. Maybe we will bump into eachother at the DES office. Which one do you go to?

Marcy
Marcy

Henry really took one in the ass from Babeu but don't worry Henry, Paul is going to take reaaaal good care of you.

MONGOLS MC ARIZONA
MONGOLS MC ARIZONA

 We are Mongols raiders were raiders of the night were dirty sons of bitches we would rather fuck and fight. we castrate the sheriff with a dirty piece of glass and shove our rusty buck knives up their dirty ass, Hidy Hidy Christ almighty who the Fuck are we? SHIT, FUCK ,CUNT ,SUCK, WE ARE THE MONGOLS MC.

Bob_lablaw96
Bob_lablaw96

 I thought that the feds owned the Mongoloid name and image.  You must have really sucked some serious  ass at DOJ to be able to claim your inbred colors

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