As the ninth floor beckons all schemes are on the table
Using an unrelated trip to Washington, D.C., Phoenix’s Sanctuary City Mayor Phil Gordon, threw a combustible brew onto his on-going feud with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio saying he intends to invite the national media to the Valley to monitor the sheriff’s neighborhood crime suppression sweeps.
“He (Arpaio) has become the false messiah,” the daily quoted Gordon. The missing words were: I’m the true messiah. Worship me instead.
Gordon, the subject of a citizen recall, said he intends to call a news conference at the D.C. National Press Club in September, uniquely timed to coincide with the heart of the election cycle.
Arpaio’s wry wit came through in his response that Gordon “just wants to get some press because if he takes me on, he gets his name in the paper.”
Gordon is uncharacteristically walking a fine line within the Hispanic community, which he has long courted, after the city changed its policy to allow asking immigration status of suspected illegals who have been detained.
KJZZ, the NPR affiliate, has this radio brief detailing the Latino anger toward Gordon.