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.