On Sunday it was Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio; now it’s a gaggle of GOP senators
Remember when the paper’s favorite leftie, Harry Mitchell, ran ads showing [now former] Congressman J.D. Hayworth in the crosshairs of a sniper scope? This is more subtle, but not by much.
Now four senators voting in support of a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, are targeted. Sen. Karen Johnson (R. Dist-18) retired at the conclusion of this legislative session.
The Sunday article also provided the newspaper the opportunity to contrast appointed rather than elected county officials and attributed their own inference to other’s words. Pure AZ Republic.
Mesa Police Chief George Gascón has won the collective hearts of the editorial board for speaking out against the Sheriff’s crime patrols, while Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is characterized as a media hog who despises immigrants.
The truth is a much different story, but not one that whistles their tune. In fact, both of Arpaio’s parents were immigrants, arriving legally from Italy. And he was invited to conduct the Mesa patrols by Mesa legislators. Chief Gascón received notification days in advance.
These facts are not nearly as compelling as their intricately woven tale.