Tom Horne Gets Help From "Studboi1," a.k.a. Paul Babeu, as Well as Steven Seagal, Joe Arpaio, Kris Kobach, Russell Pearce

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To paraphrase Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, at the end of the day, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will always be the guy in the red hat who's in a car with a woman who's not his wife.

Granted, I'm no fan of Monty. But the county attorney, who is a backer of Horne's Republican primary challenger Mark Brnovich, is correct on this point -- one he recently made in the Arizona Capitol Times' Yellow Sheet, albeit not word for word.

But Horne's problems extend beyond his extramarital affair, the hiring of his mistress by the AG's Office, a vehicular hit and run he pleaded no contest to, and assorted campaign finance shananigans.

Indeed, this week's revelations only added to the funky fog of corruption that blankets the AG's Office like a haboob.

New developments include: an e-mail Horne inadvertently sent to Brnovich camp whining about how the Republican women of Prescott don't love him anymore; the release of a video of AG staffer Brett Mecum filing a campaign-related doc with the Arizona Secretary of State's Office; and a resignation note written by ex-employee Sarah Beattie accusing Horne's office of "not following campaign laws or finance laws."

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"Studboi1" is the featured attraction at Horne's Saturday fundraiser in Eloy...

Thing is, Arizona is full of wingnutty politicians tainted by scandal, and even if former Democrat Horne is hardly a true believer, there are plenty far-right politicos willing to lend him a hand, especially since they have their own glass wigwams to worry about. Strength in numbers, and all that.

So should it be any surprise that Sheriff Paul Babeu, a.k.a. "Studboi1," the guy whose attorney allegedly threatened Babeu's Mexican boyfriend with deportation a couple of years ago, will be riding to Horne's defense Saturday afternoon at the Eloy home of John and Betty Peterson?

There, Babeu and others will be hosting a fundraiser for the embattled AG. And reporters are definitely not allowed.

Not that I was all hot to drive down to Eloy, but I was surprised when I called the Peterson residence, and Mrs. Peterson actually kinda-sorta invited me down.

Well, she said she had to check with her husband first, took my number, and promised to call back.

Eventually she did, informing me that the affair was a private one. Unlike Horne's with Carmen Chenal.

Ah, the questions I could have asked.

General Horne, can you pass the canapes, and how is that mistress treating you these days? Got any more on the payroll? Oh, and what's it like being persona non grata in Prescott?


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slappy
slappy

I heard for an extra 50 bucks, Babeu would take you around the corner for some "real face time."  

1959cutter
1959cutter

too bad I didn't know about the gathering as I am a lifelong republican(I jumped ship when they went after brother Barry Goldwater for endorsing a democrat for public ed director over a carpet bagging republican) that could show my 1978 voter ID that I still carry,and be let right in,as I also live down the road from there.

I could have worn a camera /glasses with a radio mic to Mr Lemmons sitting outside in a van,directing what questions to ask........that would have been a blast!

kinda like a reality show.



......then again,we could end up as ambushed "illegals" in the desert! LOL

DNichols
DNichols

After the fundraiser in Eloy they can all put on Camo Clad garb, and ambush some Hispanic's just incase they might be un-documented, like a couple of years ago right Sheriff Babeu?!

To: Justice?

shadeaux
shadeaux

Where's that Canadian kid when you need him?

Ekatherine Matthews
Ekatherine Matthews

You print words about Horne but shoe Babeaus' picture?.....just as trashy as your back pages! But the again...no one ever takes your magazine to read the articles..

Pete Moreno
Pete Moreno

The greater phoenix area is one damn weird state.

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

"Horne becomes so toxic that even Arpaio wants nothing to do with him."


I really don't think it's possible for anyone to become so toxic the elderly guy won't want anything to do with him. All the old asshole cares about is having someone in the office who he can control. That won't happen with Rotellini and the local sheriff knows that. In fact Rotellini is expected to actually do her job as state attorney general, where she will have jurisdiction over MCSO.

Nathan Schneider
Nathan Schneider

I think you answered your own question: Arizonans are not in their right mind.

datefarfaraway
datefarfaraway

You guys ever notice the advertisement bar at the top of new times pages, just underneath the navigation? there's one that's titled "date locally" and whenever I accidently mouse over it, a fucking chicklet-toothed wookie pops up and scares the shit out of me.

Nick Vudrag
Nick Vudrag

How could anyone in their right mind vote for this corrupt idiot? We MUST bring respect and dignity back to the AG's office. MARK BRNOVICH will!!

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

"Politics makes strange bedfellows"...

smith19351935
smith19351935

This bandwagon has some really strange characters, the gay log cabin republican sheriff who harbored a illegal Mexican lover, Seagal the wanna-be cop who has some questionable sex allegations from some women who say he abused them, Kobach the white supremacist writer of SB 1070, Russell Pearce the former booted state senate president and pal to the late Neo-Nazi commander JT Ready!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Maybe Joke will still be in a cell for contempt of court the day of this event.


And we all know that Seagal is just being buddy-buddy with Putin and Horne in  hopes he might get a deal on underage sex slaves from the Russians.....

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I forgot about Steven Seagal. That fat bastard ought to move to Moscow or Stalingrad... He supports Vlad Putin, after all!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

The Fetid Fossil from MCSO has quite a bit of his own shit to worry about. Like a certain federal judge tightening the vice grip on the old man's flaccid balls come Wednesday....

Arpaio is more toxic than mercury at room temperature. Same with twice-disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce.

The Babbling Bald Imbecile from Pinal County covered up the old man's corruption from the Maricopa County War (corruption I have first hand knowledge about, thanks to Lisa Aubuchon....), plus his handling of the Louie Puroll bullshit.....

Kris Kobach should just stay in Kansas, where the corrupt and mentally sick rule....

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@smith19351935  you make it sound like its a crime syndicate.................................you might actually be onto something with that.

TheyCallMeMrTibbs
TheyCallMeMrTibbs

@MaskedMagician1967  "Arpaio is more toxic than mercury at room temperature" Good line. But Arpaio remains popular with regular Rs and fruitcake rightists  That's why he has $4M in the bank.

johnlancaster85035
johnlancaster85035

@handcraftedserape @DNichols  What does it matter "scum'..A human being is a human being.AND last i heard killing someone is still againts the law.No matter who they are.

DNichols
DNichols

@handcraftedassualtrifle

I mean Hispanic's like the ones Murdered in Eloy a few years ago by Camo Clad Sniper rifle  Vigilante's.

The legal status was checked by Pinal County Sheriffs after they had been ambushed, and Murdered.

Call it what you want to you Racist.

david_saint01
david_saint01

@ConcernedCitizenAZ  I wonder when he is going to ante up for his part of the lawsuit costs for 1070..lol its kind of pathetic..only they could champion something that in the end was found to be Unconstitutional, and cost the tax payers millions. 

DNichols
DNichols

@johnlancaster85035

Right on.

Only in Politically Corrupt Arizona the legal system allows Murdering Hispanic's with no investigation, and grants "Amnesty" to Child Molesting Sick Racists like Chris Simcox because he is one of the Political ring of  Racists.

We need a Better Arizona.

hilarious
hilarious

@DNichols Have you ever watched any of "the amazing racist" videos on youtube? They are so funny! Look for the one called "mexicans," where a jewish guy picks up a bunch of illegal alien day laborers and tells them that he needs help building a deck. Instead of taking them to his house, he pulls up in front of an INS office and parks. The mexicans run in all directions as the jewish guy ROFL's at them.

anacleta
anacleta

@DNichols so... did their legal status check out to be illegal? assault goes a then u, btw.

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