Candidate Saban: Announces intent to open floodgates to illegals
Apparently Dan Saban doesn’t read the polls*
In a stunning display of absurdity, Dan Saban, challenger to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has announced his intention to dismantle the sheriff’s human smuggling unit, according to an account in the East Valley Tribune.
Clearly, Saban is intent on giving the green light to the continued flow of illegal human traffic into our state and nation.
Taking his second bite of the campaign apple, it’s clear Saban has not learned to gauge the mood of the electorate. A party-switcher, he was irreparably harmed by humiliating personal allegations when he previously challenged Arpaio– that time as a Republican.
Now running as a Democrat, Saban’s fundraising efforts have been decidedly lackluster, forcing him to recently admit, “It does not look very promising financially.”
Aware of Arpaio’s popularity, the Democrat party has not shown any inclination to give more than lip-service to the mustachioed Saban, who interestingly has a penchant for wearing black western hats — traditionally the choice of scoundrels in Western flicks.
As of the June 30, filing reports, Dan Saban raised about $48,000. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has held the office for 16 years, has nearly doubled any fundraising records in previous county elections, reporting over $430,000.
In his previous challenge to Arpaio, Saban came up short on voter confidence. Looks as though he is intent on repeating that performance.
*KAET’s Cronkite Eight April 29, 2008 poll shows Arpaio’s “excellent or good” rating stands at a stunning 62 percent.