Joe Arpaio – Vile and Rotten
Why is this guy still in business?
Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s volunteer investigation into documents pertaining to President Barack Obama’s place of birth and citizenship now includes the services of a taxpayer-funded deputy, according to Arpaio.
The deputy joined Mike Zullo, a volunteer member of Arpaio’s cold-case posse, in Hawaii this week in part due to “security issues,” according to Arpaio, and because the investigation has progressed.
“It’s one deputy, so what? We have security issues, too, that I can’t get into,” Arpaio said on Friday. “For six months, we were not spending any money. When you’re doing investigations, sometimes things change, you put more resources into it.”
With the U.S. Justice Department going after Arpaio for corruption and discrimination against Latinos, the question is whether Joe is a true birther or simply seeking his brand of political revenge by feeding into his racist ways. In either case, Alex Pareene gets it right.
Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County and living embodiment of everything vile and rotten in contemporary American society, has been hard at work investigating whether the president of the United States is an American citizen, which the president is, case closed. Or rather, case closed for people who don’t make a living stoking racist paranoia.
And yet the scumbag gets away with it. Here’s a link to TPM’s compilation of the many investigations into Arapio’s shady activities.
(The Arpaio source photograph is a Creative Commons licensed image from photographer Gage Skidmore.)