Joe Arpaio Makes Another Empty Threat to Run for Governor

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Someone's feeling a little left out amid all this talk about who's running for governor and who's not.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio's campaign manager, Chad Willems, sent out a press release bragging about fundraising figures that included what's certainly an empty threat to run for governor.

"Every four years, my supporters encourage me to run for governor," Arpaio says in this press release. "Based on these fundraising numbers and knowing I could be competitive, I will have to give it serious consideration."

One of Arpaio's spokesmen, Deputy Joaquin Enriquez, even tweeted out Tuesday night, "Having dinner with Steven Seagal and Sheriff Arpaio, the topic of discussion is the sheriff running for governor and Seagal for sheriff."

Arpaio, who would have to resign to run for governor, also threatened to run in 2010. ABC 15 even reported at the time that it was a sure thing and that all the paperwork was "filled out and is ready to file."

He's also made empty threats to run for the U.S. Senate, as well as for president of the United States.

You'd think the local mainstream media would have it figured out by now, but his threat to run for governor has been taken seriously so far.

Arpaio has until May 28 to announce that he's not actually going to run for governor.

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MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

LMAO I can't wait to run my awesomely awesome new anti-Joker commercial... Especially if he does run.... let's just say I'm finishing it up.... It promises to deliver the TRUTH about the sadistic old man...

veradin
veradin

Interesting spin. When does saying that you're seriously considering running for an office consistute a threat?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

If by some strange crack in the universe Joke was elected gov, would Yippy be his court jester?

vagabond545454
vagabond545454

If he did run then he would have to appeal to the entire state wide voters, which are not as heavily republican as he has now in Maricopa county!:-)

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Just wonder if ol joe knows his own zip code or street address, funny how "father time" bites you in the ass...

Zach Black
Zach Black

When will this fucker die already?

Brian Schaefer
Brian Schaefer

I feel like I'm slanting to the left just a bit. I wonder why?

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

I laugh each time I see the picture of the old goon in the hospital bed. I don't laugh because he was injured, of course.


He is posed with a pen in hand to make it look like he's 'working' even though he's injured and in the hospital. It appears the folder he is holding is actually his hospital medical chart. I seriously doubt his signature was needed, or that he could actually read it anyway.

azweasel
azweasel

Bla bla bla. Fuck arpiao and the horse he rode in on. Worthless piece of shit.

Warren Klofkorn
Warren Klofkorn

Let him run. He's so old and decrepit he'll probably die before taking office.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

You're just hoping his bid for Governor is an empty threat because you know that if he runs he will win.

Ashley Burnam
Ashley Burnam

Hahahahahaha!!!!! Leave it up to Sun City and he will become the leader of a new religion!

Michael Swann
Michael Swann

Well he's still alive so we can't run a coffin photo

Kal Varnson
Kal Varnson

cant someone trip over the plug or something....

Michael Herrera
Michael Herrera

He is to darn old!! All we need is another limp dick in office!!

DNichols
DNichols

Arpaio would have to make sure that one of his allies takes over as Sheriff so that a "True Audit" of M.C.S.O. Funds Ricoh, ect. never occurs.

Governor or not Arpaio would have to skip the Country.

Mikey Lee
Mikey Lee

How come every other media outlet in Arizona is reporting different than what NT is? nobody lse is saying he's making "empty threats" The Phx New Times is really turning into a piece of shit publication.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

Wouldn't he have to resign as Sheriff in order to run?  Maybe a failed run for Governor is how we finally get rid of him.

Kimbo Hike-ster
Kimbo Hike-ster

Is he currently in the hospital or are we finding the most pathetic pic of him?

Brandon Brian
Brandon Brian

He cnt even shit on his own This man is almost done

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

I've been watching the JOE PONY AND DOG  SHOW since it started, It just keeps getting funnier and funnier. Great circus ACT AND THE VILLAGE IDIOT JAFFY always brings a smile to my face ......Jaffy's the funniest seagull is amazing and joe is........................well just joe at his best ........What a slimeball !

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

You know, I have to give Joe credit where credit is due....


He's great at giving everyone a really good laugh.


Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Now thats some funny stuff right here....

" the topic of discussion is the Sheriff running for governor and Seagal for Sheriff."

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@vagabond545454 

It's not really a Republican/Democrat issue.  It's a matter of being easily deceived by showmanship.   I know Republicans who see right through Joe and Democrats who think he's doing a fine job.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@azweasel 

I wish I could like this twice :-)

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@robert_graham 

He'd actually have to debate with other candidates, and we all know he's too chickenshit and dumb for that.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham  if Joe was certain he would win, he would have run, since he knows he would lose (and badly too) he will not run. if he ran he would have to give up his position as the sheriff, and if he did give that up, not only would he be humiliated in a gubernatorial race (they debate in those), but he would not have a chance in hell of getting back in as sheriff. his threats of running for governor are as empty as a theater showing a Seagal movie 

veradin
veradin

Judging by the number of knee-jerk insults in the comments here, my guess is NewTimes has become a haven for progressives.  All they seem to have time for is mudslinging.  

That, and repeatedly violating the Constitution.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@Cozz lol wed be the biggest laughingstock in the country..

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@Cozz

Cozz, I forgot about that part of campaigning. Where candidates meet in a public place and are all given the same question from a moderator and they are expected to actually produce a cogent response? That certainly would be a killer for the old guy. He doesn't 'communicate'. He simply talks TO whomever is willing to listen. Which is why I always have a remote control handy for those times when he pops up on the telly.

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@car_del99 Be nice to Jaffy. He was stillborn. His mother had no children who lived. His twin brother was an only child.... and on and on and  on.... we could go on, but we won't, we won't, it will only confuse Jaffy, ya know?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

"His threats of running for governor are as empty as a theater showing a Seagal movie."

What an awesome comparison Zigs. That was classic.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham the GOP would never support or back Joe in a gubernatorial run Robert. the GOP views Joe as a joke and he would divide votes away from any prospective candidate the GOP puts forth. that would cost the GOP the race. the only support Joe has is from the Birthers (a extreme minority) and some of the Tea-Party. that is not enough to guarantee a win. every day idiots like you post in favor of Joe or put up one of your lunatic rant web sites, you make the GOP look like idiots. any valid point they have ever had is horribly twisted and destroyed by lunatics like you trying to speak on behalf of a party that wants nothing to do with you or your ilk. you are more damaging to the republican party than people like Arpaio, Brewer and Seagal are

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@david_saint01 Amazingly, David, some of my tea bagger friends from Colorado still think the elderly guy is 'ok'.... until they have to listen to me for ten minutes telling them what I can remember about the old jerk.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@TommyCollins

I can just hear the debate now.

Moderator: So Arpaio, what will you do to bring more business to Arizona ?

Arpaio: When I was a DEA agent, I was involved in daily shootouts and they called me Nickle Bag Joe.

Moderator: What will you do about all the problems with CPS ?

Arpaio: Did you know I was the one that busted the French Connection ?

Moderator: What will you do about immigration ?

Arpaio: As you know my office, MCSO was convicted of racial profiling, something Arizona as a State can be proud of, I will continue the fight against them dirty Mexicans. Have I told you they all have diseases ?

Moderator: What about all the corruption in County Government, what will you do about that ?

Arpaio: I don't recall, what was the question again ?

Moderator: Lets try something simpler, What will you do about preserving the desert ?

Arpaio:  I arrested Elvis Presley, you know that, right ?

....and so on and so forth.

veradin
veradin

@robert_graham What gives you the credibility to call Robert 'insane' or a 'lunatic'?  What I see is a flamewar attempt from someone butthurt that there are opinions that differ from his own.

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