Popular sheriff takes repeated carping in his stride
Campaign season is often derisively referred to as the silly season. It might more accurately be described as the endless night of the long knives. We are more than a full year away from the 2016 elections, but reading the pro-open borders Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) would lead an otherwise rational person to conclude the elections were upon us. A reader of the newsosaur could also be forgiven for thinking Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was the devil incarnate rather than a professional lawman who has been returned to office by the voters of America’s fourth most populous county to an unprecedented six 4-year terms.
Arpaio’s stellar credentials and years of military and police service to our country — including an extraordinary worldwide federal career with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and ultimately as head of the DEA for Arizona — fail to impress the liberals at the newspaper. So much so, in fact, they labor tirelessly attempting to take him out, obviously missing the fact that subscriptions continue to decline and the majority of political endorsements fail.
Sunday’s edition exemplifies the lengths to which they will go in their fruitless efforts. A wordy but contrived report became front-page material to the failing newspaper. Since its content is slim to non-existent, a full three-quarters of the page was devoted to Joe Arpaio’s head and shoulder image. The inside jump-page in this first of an eight-part series, is wishfully titled, “Arpaio: Is his time up?”
Proof of the delusional thinking at the struggling daily is the bold header stating, “Many in his own party think it’s time for him to leave.” Who are the go-to Republicrat sources to substantiate the claim? Establishment Paul Charlton, fired as U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, and two consistently Democrat endorsing former office holders, Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley and Attorney General Grant Woods, once chief of staff to John McCain. Buffoonish Woods has never made good on his repeated threat to switch political parties, which would be a more authentic representation of his political bent.
As we stated in Quartet of rancorous “formers” pile on Arpaio, posted in April 2012, once again, duplicity reigns supreme at the Arizona Republic.