Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Time for Sheriff Joe to go


Not many real-life sheriffs have fan clubs with T-shirts and hats and coffee mugs, but not many sheriffs are like the rootin' tootin', round 'em-up and ship 'em-out Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

According to his friends, "Sheriff Joe" is the toughest sheriff in the land. Having solved the immigration issue, at least in his mind, Sheriff Joe, hero of Sun City, has announced he will send his posse to attack the bureaucrats in Hawaii.

These scofflaws are clearly hiding evidence and Sheriff Joe intends to finally find the documents and be the one who proves beyond any doubt that Barack Hussein Obama is an alien who never again would be allowed in the White House.

Sheriff Joe had it all planned out for one more moment of glory. There he was in a press conference talking about sending a "posse." Who has ever seen a posse except in old Western movies?

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who usually does little more than keep the state seal, encouraged Sheriff Joe by talking about keeping Obama off the Arizona ballot and saying that he was behind him. As it turned out, the secretary was way, way behind him. Bennett has had to concede that the president, funny name and all, belongs on the ballot.

Sadly for Sheriff Joe, he is moving from a character to a caricature.

Arizona has been a state since 1912. It needs to act like one. Sheriff Joe is clearly incapable of understanding that he is only the sheriff of Maricopa County, not of the world. And he was elected to serve all the citizens, Democrats and Republicans alike. It is well past his time to ride off into the sunset.




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