Paul Babeu's New PAC Claims Support from Top Arizona GOPers

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Two years is apparently enough to revive the fortunes of disgraced, former congressional candidate and wannabe underwear model Sheriff Paul Babeu.

Back in 2012, my colleague Monica Alonzo revealed that the strident, anti-immigrants, Pinal County border hawk had been sleeping with his reputed enemy in the form of Mexican national Jose Orozco, a former boyfriend and campaign worker for Babeu, whom Babeu allegedly threatened with deportation to keep him quiet about their relationship and Babeu's sexual orientation.

Alonzo also reported that Babeu had been trolling for sex on the gay hookup site adam4adam.com under the name "studboi1," with a profile that featured a revealing selfie and a detailed description of the sheriff's penis ("7", cut," according to studboi1).

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Part 1 of studboi1's invite...

The story quickly became national news and effectively ended Babeu's bid to become a congressman from Arizona's Fourth Congressional District. Shifting gears, Babeu decided to stay put in Pinal County and run for sheriff again. He won, handily.

Fast-forward two years, and the once scandal-singed sheriff has begun a "Babeu for Arizona PAC," the website for which states as its goals: "to enforce all of our laws, raise awareness of the need to secure our US/Mexican border, and support like minded candidates in Arizona."

Tonight (Wednesday), the Babeu for Arizona PAC is having a fundraiser at Alexi's Grill in Phoenix. And the list of co-hosts for the party is, to say the least, intriguing.

These include, according to a flier for the event shared with me, gubernatorial candidate and Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin, and state Senate President Andy Biggs.

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Part 2 of studboi's party announcement

I would have thought better of Smith. At least, I would not have imagined that he would stand so brazenly, knee-deep in a cesspool, for all to see. (Or was he pulled into this sewer?) But so far, no one from his campaign has called me back to deny it.

Biggs, I'm surprised by, albeit for different reasons. Biggs is a right-wing purist of sorts. He's also a huge supporter of legislation emanating from the Center for Arizona Policy's anti-gay Death Star. (So is Tobin, but Tobin is more of a standard pol than Biggs.)

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MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

The BBI (Babbling Bald Idiot) is, to my knowledge, still facing Hatch Act violations and abuse of power allegations.

He's also the one who allowed the Fetid Fossil of MCSO off the hook regarding corruption up to the top (he recommended firing Dave Henderbulk, Black and Fox). Anyone recall the Munnell Memo?

Babeu also joined MontyPug in claiming the DOJ is wrong about the Fetid Fossil racially profiling Latinos. (I have no idea if he watched Judge Snow find the old man guilty of racial profiling and if he knows about the old man's two public ass-beatings by Snow in recent weeks, including the one from last week where Snow took the old man over his knee).

DNichols
DNichols

This is what happens when child predator school directors are not punished for thier crimes when sexually abusing thier students like sick  pedifile Babeu did to a seventeen year old boy student in Maryland.

The sick S.O.B. should be in jail.

arizonaeagletarian
arizonaeagletarian

Seriously? Did anyone REALLY believe Mayor Smith was any different from any other Republican politician?

And if you're naive enough to believe that he's only pretending to be an extremist so he can get elected... I have some oceanfront property in Quartzite you might be interested in purchasing.

slappy
slappy

Babeu has fostered an environment that encourages his deputies to break the law.Babeu bears much of the responsibility in the latest shooting.

He wants to be the "cool sheriff" to his men because he lacks any creditability after his pictorial debut.This is what a leader does when he is morally bankrupt, or has no leadership skills.

His deputies own him, therefore they do what they want. 

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

           HEY Baboon.....'How about ya'stop letting your hit squad shoot people in the back'....'Ya think'.

Jukes
Jukes

A Democratic Congressman tweets salacious photos of himself and is forced to resign.  A Republican does it and wealthy donors throw money at him.  I'm all in favor of gay rights, but this isn't what I had in mind. 

bgray59
bgray59

Babeau is a corrupt person who uses his position for his own personal gain.  He routinely uses his officers to harass and intimidate opponents.


I know of one individual who was kept under surveillance for over two years and had to move out of Pinal County.  Officers were dispatched to conduct surveillance on this individual when he visited Apache County.


Recently Deputies were dispatched to his home in Apache Junction to "serve a warrant".  The tenant refused them entry when they could not produce a copy of the warrant.  They still attempted to enter the residence.


Babeau claims that he wants to enforce the law.  He should start with obeying the law.

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Only in "Sand Land" , where truth is stranger than fiction .

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Barry, Jr. is no longer a Congressman from the O.C., so he can no longer claim the honorific of "Honorable." There is a funny story about him. He and Tricia Nixon were in attendance at a political function. He sided up to her and said, "you're very beautiful." "Thank you," she replied icily.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Will Jaffy be at this event, with cameras and lime jello, so he can get new video for one of his porn websites?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

i though Scott Smith was on the sane side of AZ's GOP.  Gosh, was I wrong!    Dang..  AZ is now lost to clueless morons!

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

This isn't nor ever really was about Babue being gay. Everyone but the republicans already knew that to be the case. The problem is in inappropriate and allegedly illegal behavior concerning Babue's ex-boyfriend. As for the selfy-if he were a democrat, that would've finished Studbot's political career. Ask Anthony Wiener (aka Carlos Danger) if you don't believe me. 


Hmmmm
Hmmmm

Liberals gay bashing out in the open?

WatchingTheLemmings
WatchingTheLemmings

Will Tootin' Tommy Horne have his usual confused look when he realizes after this romp in bed that he has been wrapped up with Babue in the soiled hotel sheets by the cleaning staff and tossed in with the other dirty laundry? Horne has granted "amnesty" for Babue's unregistered PAC behind this circus.


How big is that bed, anyway? Is there even room for pillow talk when there are so many sleeping (figuratively, of course) together?


The Adam4Adam graphic Mr. Lemons included had to be cropped. The original, full ad Babue had posted on A4A even PNT couldn't publish. This is the man these folks have a compelling need to support?


It should be a good time for all tonight as they worship the guy they seem to depend on. What a political party. Great names on the list.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Will Cathi Herrod be there "to pray away the gay"?

wtf...
wtf...

is Jose going to be there to keep up with studboi1's tweeter?

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Did you really expect there to be any honor and integrity from of these slimeballs ?

1959cutter
1959cutter

@slappy as a resident of pinal county,i agree with your estimation!

he will militarize our law enforcement,and his buttbudies will reign as the gay mafia takes over!

I don't care that he is gay,but is he so ashamed he tried to blackmail his illegal boyfriend.

what else is in the closet...or buried in the desert.....headless.

EndlessNameless
EndlessNameless

Something about a box, and never being able to close it again.

Hmmmmm
Hmmmmm

The difference was the sexual harassment the democrat was accused of...draw parallels where they exist.

jeanjb
jeanjb

@bgray59 the people of pinhal county voted for andy griffith.....not andy DICK!

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@WhoKnows I shouldn't be shocked by anything I see anymore in AZ Republican politics, but I will say I am shocked that Smith let his name be on the PAC announcement. Odd. Not queer or gay. Just odd.

Jukes
Jukes

@Hmmmm We Democrats don't just support our fellow Democrats blindly, as Republicans do.  We're capable of discriminating between good ones and bad ones.  Imagine that!  As TheyCallMeMrTibbs points out, we don't care that he is gay.  We care that he is evil.  His sexual orientation is irrelevant, as it should be for everyone in public life.

TheyCallMeMrTibbs
TheyCallMeMrTibbs

@Hmmmm  

It's called hypocrite-bashing. And if you can't see the hypocrite in Babeu, you need help.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Slimeballs takes on a whole new meaning in this context. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Hmmmmm  Seems there was no harassment by Wiener...  You like to invest history....  Or who are you talking about??

Hmmmmm
Hmmmmm

...and I'm no Babeu supporter. I'm also not a democrat nor a republican as I am truly capable of discriminating between good and bad politicians, regardless of their political party affiliation.

Hmmmmm
Hmmmmm

If it were irrelevant, his sexual orientation wouldn't even be mentioned...lemons begins his gay bashing by pointing out that his colleague, Alonso, outed Babeu...as a gay man.

Hmmmmm
Hmmmmm

Are all gays who don't publicly out themselves, hypocritical? Just wondering.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@Hmmmmm  No. But the gay Republicans who vote in favor or anti-gay legislation certainly are. They are hypocrites of the worst kind. And no, they do not deserve to be left in peace.

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