Joe Arpaio Too Chicken to Debate Paul Penzone? Ask the People Who Brought Live Chickens to Sheriff's Office

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Randy Parraz, chickens, and convenient product-placement from Univision.
Does Sheriff Joe Arpaio really think it's unnecessary to debate his opponent, Paul Penzone, or is the Sheriff...chicken?

According to Randy Parraz and Citizens for Better Arizona members who brought live chickens to Arpaio's office on the 19th floor of the Wells Fargo Building in Phoenix, the Sheriff's chicken.

Arpaio says all the voters already know what his deal is as Sheriff, so there's no reason for a debate.

Parraz says it's because the Sheriff's afraid of his record, and brought the chickens along to prove a point.

"If he's going to act chicken about running against Paul Penzone...then he should hang out with the chickens," he said.

Unfortunately, Arpaio was on his way out of the Wells Fargo Building as Parraz and CBA members -- concealing the chickens in cardboard file boxes -- were on their way in.

Parraz said that the "chicken Arpaio" campaign is something that will go on until the election, though, so Arpaio's bound to find out at some point.

He added that they're using a little humor -- which, in addition to the live chickens, included the "Chicken Dance" and Arpaio's face fashioned like a chicken -- but they're also trying to make a "very profound point."

Debating is one of the fundamentals of democracy, he explained, and if Arpaio's happy about his "birther" investigation and his office's sex-crimes debacle, then he should defend it in a debate.

Until then, Arpaio's chicken.

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Gary Bullock
Gary Bullock

He knows he will loose. Its the Brewer strategy all over again. I didn't know Chuck Coughlin was his campaign manager too.

Sarriah Zale
Sarriah Zale

This is odd. I don't think he has EVER turned away an opportunity to be in front of a camera.

john04301
john04301

there is no need to debate, arpaio will win the people in maricopa have read all the negitive press he's been getting from the a.z repundent news outlet and he still holds a comanding lead.hispanics along with their illegal brethren just dont get it and it would be wise if they havent already help packup their illegal family members and point them towards california

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

Arpaio definitions........."I never back down from a fight" (unless it requires backing up claims with facts) ,       "I am the greatest protector of children" (unless they are raped or need help)  ,     "I keep my promises" (unless it means doing my job)  ,    "I am tough but fair" (unless we are talking about the law) , "I have over 50 years in law enforcement"  (depending on whether you mean enforcing or breaking the law)

Beth Simek
Beth Simek

It's better to be silent and thought a fool, than to speak up and remove all doubt.

AnotherMesaVoter
AnotherMesaVoter

Did you hear them mention Arpaio in the Bill O'Reilly - Jon Stewart Rumble? Hopefully he'll lose and end up at the border with his flashlight! Honestly think the highest point of bullshit mountain is right here in Arizona. Also, you can do an images search in google and type in "completely wrong" - see what you get.

wanumba
wanumba

Arpaio is a pussy, chicken shit corrupt asshole.  His brain is so far gone, he wouldn't even know he was at a debate.

ibcingutoo
ibcingutoo

Of course he is.  Typical GOP politician.  A debate would mean he'd be called out on his lies in front of people (which I hope President Obama does to Mittens in the next debate).

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Thank you Randy and all the anti-arPiao activists. The chickens are the best!  What a campaign for a better Arizona!

SantiMassage
SantiMassage

@phoenixnewtimes I remember the live chicken episode! Afterall, he believes he is the toughest Sheriff in town! I wonder what town ~

Sanford
Sanford

He say's in his ad's , He's never backed down from a fight.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

A Paul Penzone canvasser just knocked on our door, gave us hand-outs and put a sign in our yard! Never thought they'd find us in our remote location!!  Good work, Penzone campaigners!!

 

We will VOTE FOR PAUL PENZONE FOR MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF 2012!  

 

joesgottago.com -- see a list of cases, lawsuits and what arpaio's costing the taxpayers in wasted $$'s while the narcissist tyrant thumbs his nose at us... Folks, get informed, get involved if you want to get rid of the reign of terror on the community!

 

youproductsucks
youproductsucks

Mr. Parraz continues to make a fool of himself in an attempt to remain relevant.  Remember when he got spanked while trying to run for public office in the Democratic primaries?  He was a loser then and continues to be a loser today.

seekingjustice2
seekingjustice2

That what I have seen everytime I see his sorry face, along with the major hen in the house Brewer.  The are real cluckers.

greg.jones
greg.jones

What could possible go wrong if an 80 year old sheriff who has blatantly cheated the county out of $100million and cost taxpayers more in lawyer fees and settlements that any elected official in the history of the country, and who took officers off of investigating sex crimes to chase dishwashers and short order cooks for immigration violations, had to face a competent professional law enforcement officer in a debate? Joe would either look like a complete asshole, the image he has cultivated over the past 20 years, or a doddering old fool, the image he portrayed in the Andy Thomas disbarment hearings. He would not be able to pull off the sweet grandfathery figure who loves puppies an kittens, the image he is selling through sickly sweet TV ads airing now. So the question is not will he debate Penzone but why the F*** would he even think of debating Penzone.

By the way, its the same reason Vernon Parker has dodged each and every offer to debate Kyrsten Sinema in CD01. Both are cowards but both go by the old adage that it is better to keep one's mouth shut and have some people you're a fool than to debate a superior opponent and remove all doubt. (That's how it goes, right)

narizona
narizona

I've never backed away from a fight!

kevindischord
kevindischord

 @KillerBee What a joke- You are on the internet making death threats, and you support Arpaio?  You aren't helping his case.  Ironically, didn't Brewer try to pass a law that would make what you are doing a crime?  The mind boggles.

Bnbk
Bnbk

 @john04301

 Nothing but wishfull thinking on your part J Jon.

john04301
john04301

hes just another transient from california a flaming liberal trying to spread his cancer here

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @youproductsucks Without community leaders like Randy Parraz, we'd still have Russell Pearce, Lester Pearce, Hendershott, Andrew Thomas, Lisa Aubuchon, Rachel Alexander among others.... 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @narizona not only that, his new commercial has his wife saying that when he makes a promise he keeps it.  really Ava? then explain how he not only PROMISED to meet set standards in sex crimes investigations, but HE PUT IT IN WRITING and this was in 2004 and he still hasnt done it. sure doesnt sound like he's keeping his promises to me. of course all the talking in the commercial is Ava, so that way we cant call him a liar. and when he is questioned about it he can say THOSE ARE NOT MY WORDS. since he is right next to her looking like a lobotomy patient through the whole commercial, he will have a hard time saying he was un aware of it

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @narizonaI always wonder. If he's so "tough" why does he need a goon squad with him wherever he goes?

 

Bnbk
Bnbk

 @youproductsucks  @KillerBee

 I hope the authorities do interrogate this individual, and the sooner the better,before a Tucson type tragedy occurs.

youproductsucks
youproductsucks

 @truthseekeraz parraz had nothing to do with the downfall of hendershott, Thomas, Aubuchon or Alexander.

 

He did have something to do with the defeat of russell pearce, although not to the magnitude he'd have you believe.  Be honest in your accolades otherwise you come off as a lovestruck loonie.

A_Cunning_Linguist
A_Cunning_Linguist

 @danzigsdaddy  @narizonaZigs, what Ava might have meant by him keeping his promise is that he sucks on those weenies and then swallows the beans. His favorite 'dinner'...

 

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 @Tommy_Collins  @narizona  Tommy, a question.

 

When the old motherclucker is defeated this November, will the taxpayers still have to foot the bill for his goon squad?

narizona
narizona

 @Tommy_Collins He's onlyTough in his mind and those of his lost sheep.Ithink if he Really had to get tough he would have a stroke!.........Ha wishfull thinking on my part!

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @youproductsucks They are all intertwined for all posterity. Just take the time to listen to the daily disciplinary hearings at the AZ Supreme Court (archives) that lasted for months. Like the ABA Journal cover title read "Arizona's Epic Ethics Hearings.."

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