Is Joe Arpaio's Fantasy Anti-Paul Penzone Ad a Sign of Sheriff's Desperation?

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In case you missed it, Sheriff Joe Arpaio has finally acknowledged his election opponent, Paul Penzone, by creating a fantasy account of what happened between Penzone and his wife in a 2003 altercation.

Arpaio won't debate Penzone, nor has he made any mention of him, until this ad was released, accusing Penzone of "hitting a woman" -- something only Arpaio has accused Penzone of doing.

See also:
-Joe Arpaio's Fantasy Ad Targeting Paul Penzone (Video)
-Joe Arpaio Creates His Own Version of What Happened in 2003 Altercation Between Paul Penzone and His Ex-Wife
-Arpaio Challenger Paul Penzone Comes Clean About a 2003 Altercation with Ex-Wife
-Joe Arpaio Too Chicken to Debate Paul Penzone?

A lot of Arpaio's campaign cash has been spent on ads talking about himself -- many of which are also the Sheriff's fantasies, as our colleague Stephen Lemons has been following.

Arpaio's even been careful to acknowledge the race's third-wheel candidate, former Scottsdale police Lieutenant Mike Stauffer, usually referring to him as something like that Scottsdale guy.

With Arpaio's new ad directly targeting Penzone, though, is it a sign that the Sheriff's getting a little desperate?

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waterlogged
waterlogged

arpaio is not lieing. i've read in many places there is proof with court documents that penzone did abuse his wife. so because there is proof, arpaio's campaign is out to tell the truth and facts. shame on the phoenix new times.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

i just read an article that came across my phone from a news source called Fronteras (article called "The Tale Of The Mysteriously Timed Robocall"  if you want to read it) that brought up a billboard Arpaio is commissioning. I know it is not his idea but it is a real different approach for him. instead of going with his last minute lies or smear tactics that he is known for, it takes a situation that is ongoing and uses it to his advantage WITHOUT going the smear tactic route.  the billboard is going to be a photo of the people protesting outside of his office (daily) and will say "Sheriff Joe is watching.......out for all of us". where as there are over 400 cases in El Mirage that say otherwise,. since it is merely a lie and not a smear campaign, i am confused as to how they got him to approve it. somebody in his office developed SOME last minute morals, now if they would figure out the rest of their morals and quit lying

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

It's true what Arpaio said about Penzone.  See TheRealPenzone.com

Cameo
Cameo

Penzone is the desperate one.

Cameo
Cameo

Arpaio desperate??? I doubt it!  Penzone is the desperate one.  Just look at all his attack ads against Sheriff Arpaio for months.  Truth is Penzone beat his wife, the proof is at http://therealpenzone.com in black and white.  And he has nerve to attack Sheriff Joe for telling the truth???  Look who's desperate now.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

did anybody really expect Joe to NOT lie in his ad? he has a proven track record of lying about everything. here we have Joe saying we should drop the questions about the El mirage sex crimes in 2007 because it was 5 years ago that those rapes occured, yet he wants us to think about a abused wife (whom doesnt say she was assaulted) from 2003. according to Joe's thinking, even if it was true....its over 5 years old, so it isnt anything anybody should wonder about. the big differnce joe is missing is that in Penzone's case, nothing backs up Joe's claim....not even Penzone's wife. but in joe's case, not only are his own people admitting he screwed those case up, but there are over 400 questionable cases that he DID screw up. 

lunix
lunix

Well, yes-it's a sign of desperation.  But it's worked in the past.

DNichols
DNichols

Remember Arizona; "A vote for Arpaio is a Vote for Child Rape!"

 

Arpaio is no different then the Hundreds of Child Molesters he chose to ignore!

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

1000% desperation

 

Ol'Joe is messing his depends right now

 

Couldn't happen to a more deserving person

1983pasci
1983pasci

So you have a FELON pointing his finger at a VICTIM of a MISDEMEANOR!!!

1wayfaringpilgrim
1wayfaringpilgrim

Just when you think he can't possibly stoop any lower, Joe shows his true colors with this false accusation, very much akin to what he did to Dan Saban.  Joe needs to go!  Hey Joe, retirement is calling, starting with a long stay in one of your jails!

Eleanor_Holguin
Eleanor_Holguin

In my opinion Joe Boy shows he is desperate in ALL actions he takes. He doesn't have a limp noodle to stand on these days.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

just as desperate as he was with Dan Saban. if there were any fact to Joe's commercial, Penzone's wife would have been out and on  the news validating Joe's claims. since she has not done so, it's yet ANOTHER Joe lie (you can see at least 2 or 3 in everyone of his commercials). but since they don't have Joe saying he approves of the message (on any of his ad's) he has retained his ability to claim he didn't say that, or knew nothing about it. if it was true and could be proven, why wont Joe put his approval on it? because even he knows its a lie.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

 @Cameo I hope you like the web site. I'm glad the word is getting around about it.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @CameoJustin, enough, already. It's just a matter of time until you're wearing that infamous pink.

 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @Cameo desperate? that would be you. using different screen names and hoping nobody would know its still you. how many screen names have you got now? it doesnt matter, we can still pick you out. you are so repetative with the same B.S. , lies and racial hatred. your writing style gives you away every time

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy You should stop being a hypocrite. You slam Arpaio and accuse him of lying about Penzone but it is the truth that Penzone was prosecuted for domestic violence. Why do you accuse Arpaio of wrongdoing when it is Penzone who has done wrong.  I can't understand you dumb liberals. Penzone's attacks against Arpaio is ruining his chances for election because he clearly runs a dirty campaign.  Everything he says is lies.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @lunix excellent point. lying smear campaigns have worked for him, if they hadnt, we would be discussing sheriff Saban's chances for re-election

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

 @DNichols No, a vote for Penzone is a vote for disaster. See TheRealPenzone.com

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @Eleanor_Holguin

 I heard recently that the old guy had a recent examination and there was absolutely no starch found in his noodle. In fact, a complete examination showed likely no starch for many years. Apparently Italian pasta just wears out...

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan  @Cameo its you using other screen names trying to promote your own web site and nobody is falling for it. just because you post your own delusions or rumors does'nt make it true.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy  @Cameo So everybody who posts here against Penzone is the same person or people???  Why call people racial?  I guess that means then that Hispanics are racist if they are against Arpaio and Romney, right?

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy  @Cameo I'm not anybody else. Ever heard of word of mouth or read on blog postings? Maybe I should tell you "nice try Penzone".

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy  Aren't you the pot calling the kettle black.  Penzone has been running a smear campaign from the beginning but his tactics are hurting him rather than helping him.

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