The daily newspaper’s editorial board, reporters and columnists are not merely content to create negative news concerning Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio when none exists. They have even enticed the Goldwater Institute, a Libertarian “think tank” that would ordinarily be the daily newspaper’s antithesis, to repeatedly slam the sheriff in grand style.
Today, with nothing else to fill their increasingly meager pages, they come after Joe’s ham stew, which they declare as “vile.” Inmates have been protesting the hot, evening meal, no doubt feeling entitled to menu items found at the finer Valley establishments.
Ever inventive in their anti-Arpaio zeal, the Republic has enlisted chefs Eddie Matney, Christopher Gross’s assistant and Silvana Salcido Esparza to create enticing recipes, using similar ingredients, more attuned to the refined criminal palate.
Score zero for the Republic and ten each to the anything-for-publicity Valley chefs, obviously hurting for business in a down-turned economy.