John Kavanagh's Roast of Joe Arpaio Sets Liberal Ninnies Aflame with False Indignation
To read all the fake outrage spewed by schoolmarmish lefties over state Representative John Kavanagh's skewering of Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a recent roast of the aged autocrat, you'd think Kavanagh had shot a Mexican man in Reno just to watch him die.
Don't get me wrong, I take a back seat to no one in spanking the right-wing Republican from Fountain Hills whenever I can.
I've ripped Kavanagh new orifices in the past over his support for Arizona's ethnic-cleansing law, Senate Bill 1070, and for his slavish political alliance with recalled, disgraced former state Senate President Russell Pearce.
I've excoriated Kavanagh, chair of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, for accepting free trips for himself and his wife to Azerbaijan and Commie China, and then turning around and sticking it to poor Arizonans with a bill to restrict panhandling.
Why, this year alone, I've written two columns slapping around the former cop with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. And I've devoted one column entirely to his 2014 Democratic challenger, Paula Pennypacker.
But the liberal reaction to his about 20 minutes on stage February 22 at the Western Conservative Conference's Arpaio roast (held at the Phoenix Convention Center) has been downright ridiculous.
Have these nudniks never before seen a roast on Comedy Central?
The Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that usually spends its time hunting neo-Nazis, played thought police, publishing an article titled, "Exclusive: Latinos are Punch Line at Joe Arpaio Roast."
In reality, the story was not particularly exclusive, as other media were present at the event, including one local Fox 10 camera.
Also, the wingding streamed live, with local media people like myself, Brahm Resnik, and former Arizona Republic reporter Robbie Sherwood, chiming in with tweets.
Robbie is a lefty. He didn't flip his lid.
Rep. John "Dice" Kavanagh is actually funnier than my wildest expectations. #ArpaioRoast— Robbie Sherwood (@RobbieSherwood) February 23, 2014
Kavanagh's zingers elicited zero indignation from these tweeters, probably because the jokes were told at Arpaio's expense. And for the most part, the jokes were funny.