AZ República endorses any Dem over Arpaio

This less than a breath-holding moment will never make the annals of stunning news. The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) has endorsed in the race for Maricopa County Sheriff.  And the newspaper’s choice? A Democrat.  Any Democrat.

The editorial makes no bones about the newspaper’s never concealed position as it states, “Democrats need to pick the candidate with the best shot at defeating Joe Arpaio.”

In promoting the little known Democrat Paul Penzone, on whom they have staked their hopes the editorialist writes “He’s the best candidate the Democrats have had in their quest to unseat Arpaio. He deserves their support.”

Not exactly a rousing endorsement.

Apparently the newspaper has suddenly honed a fondness for domestic violence offenders. In 2003 Penzone was involved in a domestic violence altercation using his then 10-year-old son’s hockey sticks as he and his wife Susan slapped one another around a bit at her Glendale home when the two were separated. The police report can be read here.  Although Arizona has a mandatory arrest law when injuries are present in cases of domestic abuse, neither Penzone nor his estranged wife were detained. He was employed as a sergeant with the Glendale Police Department at the time, and Phoenix Police responded. Both Penzone’s are now remarried to others.

In addition to the domestic violence issue, it’s no secret Penzone, who acted as a spokesman for the Silent Witness program, lacks the administrative experience to run Arizona’s largest sheriff’s office and the nation’s third largest law enforcement organization —  employing over 3,400 people and capable of housing up to 10,000 inmates at any given time.

THIS is popular Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio — a man with impressive career credentials and married to the same woman for over 50 years.  In 1992, Arpaio successfully campaigned to become the Sheriff of Maricopa County. Since then he’s been reelected to an unprecedented five 4-year terms. During his tenure as Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arpaio has consistently earned high public approval ratings.

He’ll win again….regardless of who runs against him.

10 Responses to AZ República endorses any Dem over Arpaio

  1. Maggie says:

    More desperation from this joke of a newspaper. They have no one of substance to hold up, so they promote a wife beater for sheriff. Makes sense to me. After all, he IS a Dimocrat.

  2. Sally Forth says:

    Remember how the Repulsive went on an apeshit rampage over Scott Bundgaard? They wanted his hide. But they’ll promote Paul Penzone for sheriff? What hypocrites.

  3. Fly Guy says:

    Penzone is so far over his head in running for sheriff, it’s laughable!! He seriously has nothing to recommend him. He is also problem plagued just like Dan Saban who previously ran. Penzone can’t begin to hold his own alongside Joe Arpaio, who was a career federal DEA officer and administrator with worldwide assignments, before heading up the AZ office and then being elected sheriff. I’ve attended several events where the sheriff has appeared, and believe me, Sheriff Arpaio is greeted warmly and receives standing ovations from the grateful patriots at the various events.

  4. garvan says:

    Anyone continuing to subscribe to that rag is aiding and abetting the enemy.

    No excuses: “I need to check the obits,” or “I need to know the what time the dirty movie is playing at the Orpheum,” etc.

    Cut them off!

    And tell their advertisers you will not patronize ANYBODY who advertises in that rag.

  5. Angie says:

    I think it’s a disgrace of a so called newspaper. I have not subscribed to it and do not want their news. The Sonoran News is the only local conservative news worth reading. The repugnant is more than repulsive.

  6. CD9 says:

    SAAAPRISEEE, SAAPRISEEEE, SAAPRISSEEE, Only me and Gomer did not know this.

    What a crock.

  7. behonest47 says:

    I just love sheriff joe I have been saying for years he is the reincarnation of one of the best police commissioners in Philly
    Frank Rizzo he took no crap and ended up being Mayor of Philly for 8 yrs and he was a democrat when they were My dad’s democrat party for the people.

  8. Army Of One says:

    I notice that the supervisor approving the police report is named Veronica. That’s the name of Penzone’s current wife. I she the same woman? That’s not a common name.

  9. Realist says:

    Once the public wakes-up and realizes the “rag” is only a handful of left leaning individuals (WITH A MISGUIDED AGENDA) who want you to believe in the Wizard of Oz. So far enough mindless drones still buy into their charade. I dare say, any scrutiny of these individuals at the rag, could not stand the light of day. The sooner this “rag” goes under – the better!

    P.S. I’m being charitable this morning…

  10. Saguaro Sam says:

    Paul Penzone, up until a few months ago, was an “expert” on the HLN tv channel. Showing up almost nightly on such shows as Nancy Grace and Jane Valez-Mitchell. He was always introduced as “former Phoenix police Sgt. and child advocate. . .” Was always giving his opinion on cases of alleged child abuse, neglect or homicide.
    BTW, these shows were, for a while, even using Jack Harris, who had trouble putting two sentences together in front of the camera.