Border issues to take backseat to gay agenda
When Pinal County’s problem plagued Sheriff Paul Babeu was advised that his services were no longer needed as the keynote speaker at the annual police awards dinner in Tulsa, Oklahoma, it signaled more than a mere slight.
Babeu should recognize that when his peers don’t feel comfortable with him, his congressional campaign is also on thin ice. It’s time to regroup, Mr. Babeu.
Best advice? Stop giving interviews like this one to the Washington Blade, which bills itself as “America’s leading gay news source.” Babeu tells the publication that if he’s elected to Congress he’ll make pro-LGBT initiatives a defining issue.
Running in a seriously distressed economy, with a president intent on expanding government with unsustainable spending, and in a district which includes the conservative East Valley, Babeu can be assured his stated goals are not on the voter’s front burner.
Hector Hernandez, the agent in charge of the Secret Service in Tulsa, replaced Babeu as last evening’s dinner speaker.