Monday, July 18, 2011

Daily Kos: Arpaio: I can't be racist, I've got Spanish pink underwear

Daily Kos: Arpaio: I can't be racist, I've got Spanish pink underwear

For more than 17 years Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has forced inmates of his correctional facilities, like Tent City where it reached 145 degrees last week, to wear pink underwear. Arpaio said he started the program because he wanted to stop the theft of regular white underwear by prisoners. It makes sense when you are a law official whose screw-ups have cost County taxpayers more than $50 million in lawsuits that saving a few bucks on swiped skivvies would be a top priority.

However, for those of you who think Joe Arpaio might be a racist, and who knows where in the world you could've gotten that idea, he's got news for you: Today he kicks off a new line of pink underwear for his Spanish-speaking friends. Hell, why make Mexicans wear boxers labeled "Go Joe," which is the name that's been stenciled on them since the beginning. That would be insulting, that would be insensitive.

And so today Arpaio will be introducing his new line of "Vamos Jose" undies at Valle Luna Restaurant on Bell Road in Phoenix.

It's super keen Joe to see you reaching out to your Hispanic brethren this way, but aren't you in violation of the state's English Only law? Just askin', since you're such a law 'n order guy.

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