The effort to recall Sheriff Joe Arpaio has the potential to be deadly serious as evidenced by the negative impact on the public safety of Maricopa County citizens. But the news conference hastily assembled Wednesday, featuring a load of out of work “law enforcement officials,” provided much needed comic relief to the shaky endeavor.
In an article titled Law-enforcement veterans join Arpaio recall, the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) writes, “Respect Arizona released statements purported to have been provided by retired Phoenix Police Chief Jack Harris and retired Phoenix Assistant Police Chief Bill Louis, accusing Arpaio of misleading supporters by taking sole credit for community safety. Former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton and former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard were also quoted in the group’s statements.”
And since there was sure to be a microphone and cameras present, former Phoenix Mayor Philly Gordon, the object of a recall himself, for his steadfast support of sanctuary city status for the city’s illegals, showed up. He did little of that when he was in office.
The key words are “purported,” “retired” and “former.” This gathering of has-beens, as badly in need of resuscitation, as the recall group, could only engender news coverage at the equally declining AZ República.
The group assembled in an attempt to make book on a fundraising letter sent out by Sheriff Arpaio’s campaign.
The new movement to undercut elections by way of recalls got its initial steam when a single legislative district, scorched by newly imposed boundaries, waged a successful recall of Senate President Russell Pearce, architect of Arizona’s popular SB1070. Those who get their daily dose of leftward bias from the liberal newspaper might think the word preceding the bill number is “controversial.”
Know this. It all revolves around illegal immigration — an issue which the “formers” can not get their fill of. They despise Sheriff Arpaio for his enforcement of immigration laws — exactly why the rest of us support him