AZ Sheriff: “Our own government has become our enemy”

We’ve written about politically ambitious Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu previously and not always in the most glowing of terms.

Referring to himself as “Sheriff Paul” in an attempt to emulate the cordial nickname used to address “Sheriff Joe” Arpaio, limelight-seeker Babeu has even marginalized Arpaio by promoting the idea that “there’s a new tough-talking sheriff in Arizona.”

Here, as he discusses the law suits filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the U.S. Department of Justice, challenging Arizona’s new illegal immigration law, we agree with his vantage point.

“So who has partnered with the ACLU?” Babeu asked in an  interview with CNSNews. “It’s the president and (Attorney General) Eric Holder himself. And that’s simply outrageous.”

Read the complete report here.

And FOX News is reporting that a Mexican drug cartel is reputed to have placed a million dollar price on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s head the day SB 1010 went into effect. The report also referred to the offer of $1,000 as a lure for recruitment into Mexican cartels.

9 Responses to AZ Sheriff: “Our own government has become our enemy”

  1. Clark says:

    Watch for Babeu to leave Pinal County by the next election cycle. He is not going to be content being second best to Arpaio. He’s not content in that role now. To those who have accused Arpaio of being a grandstander, they haven’t been watching Babeu. He could give lessons to the best of them.

  2. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    “And FOX News is reporting that a Mexican drug cartel is reputed to have placed a million dollar price on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s head the day SB 1010 went into effect.”

    How much did hussein and his fellow lunatic-left d-crat socialists contribute?

  3. MacBeth says:

    I agree. Babeu is right on this. Otherwise, he is a grandstanding jerk water who couldn’t polish Joe’s shoes.

  4. South Mountain Conservative says:

    I wonder what Babeu’s head is worth to the cartels and how upset he must be that it ain’t worth enough to mention?

    Sure, he blames our government. But then he endorses all of the incumbents. A politician with a badge. Darn it, I wanted to like that guy.

  5. Doc says:

    In my opinion, this is new, & very trecherous water we’re wading into. Grandstanding law enforcement officers are NEVER a good thing. While I personally believe Sheriff Joe does lots of good, he still does things that concern me, as a CITIZEN, greatly. This newbee, “Sheriff (Paul) Babeau” needs to be reigned in. In this particular interview, he appears to be on the money. But, the other side of that coin is when he calls our current senior senator…”one of us…”

    Does that mean ?senator? McCain is now a deputy? Uuuuhhh…yikes!

  6. Hunter says:

    If Babeu was serious about border enforcement, he would have endorsed Hayworth instead of McCain. The McCain ads gave him great exposure thoughout the state with McCain footing the bill. It’s obvious that he’s grandstanding and has no problem making ethical compromises to get ahead politically. Anyone who says that McCain is serious about border enforcement simply has no credibility.

    McCain needed a sheriff to build up for his political ads to offset Arpaio supporting Hayworth. Babeu’s endorsement and appearance in the ads is a mutally beneficial political deal to promote both McCain and Babeu.

    Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Babeu happened to get this right, but, in the context of the overall political situation, it means very little.

  7. Kathy says:

    I wonder how much of our tax dollars are part of the cartels $ 1 million bounty? I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama & Holder are helping with this funding. I know it sounds far fetched – but with this Admin anything is possible as the O is showing every day. Of course McCain wouldn’t be shedding any tears either.

  8. Frankly Speaking says:

    Babeu is already out of control. Imagine if he was in someplace other than inconsequential Pinal County. I will always hear his voice in my ear saying, “Senator, you’re one of us” to John McCain — the man who was the driving force behind the amnesty measure that went by the name of “comprehensive immigration reform.” When you hear the word “comprehensive” in regard to the border, run, do not walk.

    Now they have wised up to the fact that the people are on to them, so McCain, Kyl, Lindsey Graham(nesty) and the Democrats they consort with are calling it a “temporary guest worker” plan. Americans are suffering high unemployment rates. We don’t need temporary workers.

    This is all part of a scam. Don’t fall prey to McKyl and their cohorts. They are NOT our friends. Neither is the equally practiced liar, Paul Babeu.

  9. Chuck says:

    What a joke!! Two lyin’ jackasses in one short ad!