Tom Horne's Cocktail Party at University Club Crashed by Yours Truly
El Horne Dog himself, surrounded by ladies, one of whom (under his arm), you can't see: his wife, Marty
"Why don't you ask me some real stuff?" he said, dodging. "What are you doing here? Why me all the time?"
See what I mean?
The sheriff is also very adept at flattery, even with his enemies. And he has a few pat lines he always uses on me.
Like when he said to me, "Just one time before I die, could you write something nice about me?"
"Sure Joe," I replied. "Arrest Tom Horne, and I'll give you some sweet ink."
"Arrest the Attorney General? Why?" he asked.
"Because he's corrupt," I replied.
I know, the irony.
Grisham approached. I snapped a pic of him and Grisham, telling Joe he should replace MCSO flack Lisa Allen with Grisham because Grisham is younger and nicer.
Just kidding, Lisa. (Um, no, really, Joe.)
Anyway, around then Kobach walked by, and Joe introduced us, telling him I was a "famous reporter" called "the Bird."
Flattery, again. Arpaio knows all the tricks of the trade.