Linda Valdez cheers Sheriff Arpaio’s endorsement

Say it isn’t so, Joe

In the oddest of the odd, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has made his much-sought-after endorsement in the 2012 Republican presidential primary.

And who did the strong enforcement official, who has garnered national support for his sweeps of businesses employing illegal workers, decide to endorse?

The Periódico de la República de Arizona’s (Arizona Republic) resident Liberal-in-Chief and open borders aficionado Linda Valdez is pontificating and doing simultaneous handstands as she opines that Arpaio has “gone soft on immigration.”  [Valdez can never quite bring herself to distinguish between “legal” immigrants and “illegal” criminals whom she cunningly refers to as “migrants.’]

Meanwhile, the rest of us are left to wonder why Sheriff Arpaio has abandoned illegal hardliner Mitt Romney, who won Arpaio’s endorsement during the 2008 run for the White House or scholarly Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in favor of this clown, who can’t even articulate his own thoughts.

Would you really like this guy’s finger on the button, Joe?

13 Responses to Linda Valdez cheers Sheriff Arpaio’s endorsement

  1. Disappointed says:

    In truth, Arpaio’s made some strange endorsements in the past (pro-abortion Susan Bitter-Smith, Augustus Shaw, IV…..removed from the ballot for not living in Tempe’s District 17 where he was running, actually residing in District 20…..and the less than truthful Vernon Parker immediately spring to mind), but THIS takes the cake.

    • Tyler M says:

      No, Disappointed, when you talk about bad endorsements that take the cake, don’t forget that it may have been Arpaio’s de facto endorsement of Napolitano that helped put this state in complete financial ruin. By cutting ads for Napolitano, complaining about the lies said about her (I still can’t figure out what lies he was talking about), this may have put her over the top. She won by less than 12,000 votes out of the over 1.25 million total votes cast. Ever since then, I’m happy but skeptical when Arpaio supports a good candidate or cause. But when he does not, I’m not at all surprised. Matt Salmon would have been an infinitely better Governor than Janet Napolitano in every single category that matters.

      Arpaio is to be trusted only when it’s not something that he’s doing for his own promotion & it’s almost impossible to tell with him when that is or is not the case. I’d trust endorsements by Jim DeMint, Tom Tancredo, or Russell Pearce 1000 times before I trusted Arpaio’s endorsements. Movement conservative leaders are much more important than people who often seem to just be involved in political grandstanding.

      • Realist says:

        I suspect the reason Arpaio chose to endorse Perry is because should Perry actually win the nomination, Arpaio can claim to be the King Maker. To endorse Romney or Gingrich would only put him on a long list of other influential backers.

  2. Another LD 20 PC says:

    I do not understand the idea that Sheriff Joe is softening his stance on illegals. I do not remember the amount of money Perry put into border security but was more than New Mexico, Arizona, and California combined. Texas has natural border across most of the area with Mexico, its called the Rio Grand, he is a big proponent of boots on the ground and use of drones, he keeps telling us that but some refuse to hear what he is saying. New Mexico has their own natural border the end of the Rockies, it keeps the illegals on their side of the border. In California they have the fence, that leaves Arizona. In the Yuma sector when they arrest illegals the hold them for two weeks then ship them back to Mexico. They have learned where to cross, right here in Arizona. Perry protects his state the way he sees fit, too bad Arizona is not protected the same way with our lameduck Governor who does not care.

    • xamericanpridex says:

      We hear and see what Perry has done… but the problem is that you can’t secure the border while you’re rewarding the border jumpers.

  3. American Pride says:

    I am so disappointed with Joe’s decision to endorse a man who called Americans who don’t want our money used to educate illegal aliens ‘heartless’. I don’t know what he based this decision on but it won’t change my opinion of Perry in the least.
    I’m disappointed with most of the candidates we have. I like Bachman and her stance on illegal immigration but I just don’t think she’s got what it takes to debate Obama. I suppose this will be like the 2008 election and I’ll have to hold my nose and vote for somebody that I don’t like or trust.

  4. Army Of One says:

    He also simultaneously endorsed two Republicans running for the same state senate seat in a North Phoenix district. Lori Klein and David Braswell both had Arpaio’s support. Klein won, but Arpaio’s butt was covered either way.

  5. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    “Sheriff Joe Arpaio to endorse Rick Perry next week”
    …arpaio really wanted to endorse somebody more articulate and better at debating – like Elmer Fudd or Daffy Duck – but they are not running for president, unfortunately.

  6. East Valley Voter says:

    Sheriff Arpaio is a good and decent man, whose own parents were immigrants from Italy. They came legally, of course. His entire career has been in law enforcement. He headed up the AZ DEA and before that, traveled the world with the agency. One spot where he lived and worked was Mexico, so he knows the culture well. He messed up BIG TIME on this Perry endorsement, but he should be judged on his years of experience. Read his bio:
    http://www.mcso.org/About/Sheriff.aspx

  7. Overtaxed1 says:

    Arpaio wants his face before the press where ever he can get it and Perry is for the Dream Act all the way. Perry did not do much to close the borders and voted against e-verify. Romney only changed his mind on illegals to run for office, his history on the matter shows him to be like McCain. Texas is a huge hot bed of illegals and nothing has been done to stop the bleeding there. Perry also did nothing to stop the prosecution of 2 border guards when they were unfairly prosecuted. He would not step in to alleviate the destruction caused to their lives and families. His record is shameful to the constitution and protecting innocent American citizens. Don’t forget Arpaio backed Nappy and we all know where she stood and stands on protecting this country and lying about the border being secure. Arpaio is showing his true colors.

  8. Jane says:

    This news is distressing. I see Rick Perry as a pure opportunist who makes poor decisions and can be easily bought. I’m sure the Gardasil families will never forget him; those of us without hearts sure won’t.

    If Arpaio can’t pick a better candidate, he’d be better off not picking anyone as far as I’m concerned.

  9. Orion says:

    I suspect Arpaio has “friends who have friends,” who all have something to gain by scoring his endorsement. He disappointed me on this one, too, but he’s still a force to be reckoned with and usually a very politically savvy guy.

  10. Night Owl says:

    Good post, but a bit too obtuse. Show those video links so all can see them. I’ll bet not everyone clicks them on. Rick Perry’s picture is in the dictionary next to the words “empty suit.”