Friday, March 28, 2014

Sheriff Joe Arpaio soliciting money for gubernatorial race (maybe)

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, probably the only county law official in the nation that most people know, sent an email to supporters today, asking for "$5, $25 or even $250" to support his possible bid for Arizona governor this year. The GOP primary is already super-crowded with wingnuts, and Arpaio's addition to the mix will only make the race even more entertaining.

Among others, the announced posse of pinheads already includes Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who early on pushed the birther nonsense; "Atomic" Al Melvin, a legislator who believes every problem can be solved by building nuclear plants and importing nuclear waste; former County Attorney Andrew Thomas, who was disbarred from practicing law for his role in building Arpaio's police state; and Christine Jones, an attorney for Go Daddy who clearly doesn't know Arizona geography and thinks Sheriff Arpaio "acts with integrity and honesty." There's more but it'll be a race to see who can out-crazy the others. If Arpaio enters the fray, the crazy bar just gets higher.

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