Saban scratches a scab

Good sense and political savvy take a back seat to desire for vindication

As a candidate determined to unseat popular Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Democrat Dan Saban is repeating his missteps of his 2004 campaign.

During the previous election (in which he ran as a Republican), Saban accused sheriff’s officials of defamation when it was alleged that he engaged in forced sexual relations with his adoptive mother over thirty years ago.

Now, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Robert Houser has denied the former Buckeye police chief’s motion for a new trial. Saban vows to appeal the ruling, breathing new life into the sordid tale.

His timing is less than opportune, since rehashing this matter so close to anther election virtually ensures a repeat defeat.

The daily covers the issue here.

5 Responses to Saban scratches a scab

  1. Kent says:

    Dan Saban shows me that his judgment is dragging bottom. The allegations are thirty years old, but the election is on the doorstep. By bringing up rape allegations. true or false, he has just alienated a huge chunk of female voters. If nothing else, his timing stinks.

  2. Ron says:

    THIS is the candidate who should be named Schmuck! Doesn’t he have any advisors to tell him to cool it? Or at least wait until after the election for this old battle to resume.

  3. Villanova says:

    If the standard is judgment, Saban has already lost.

  4. Chuck says:

    Scratching a scab is perfect. I had an uncle from Oklahoma who used to say that when you’re out in the field, you shouldn’t poke a crusted over cow paddy with a stick. It just makes it stink all over again. How right he was and how foolish Saban is.

  5. Tim says:

    Dan Saban’s rape problems have been shot down in court so many times, I have lost count. Dan Saban’s rape situation should not be replayed during his fight against Arpaio. Too bad Dan Saban’s rape court case will be rehashed for his campaign.