I resisted writing anything about Joe Arpaio’s arrest of a six year old girl. It’s hard for me to write about the more odious actions of Arpaio. I find when I’m angry, I’ll just write an unhinged rant instead of a decent post.
Still, it pisses me off.
Here is the sheriff of one of our nation’s largest counties quoted in the Arizona Republic, with no hint of irony:
It’s sad to use the kids as a political tool to get a certain segment of our society’s vote.
I don’t know if this is even politics any more. It’s a desperate game of trying to prove whose is bigger. It’s an old bully who wants the world to know he’s a real man by having his hirelings push around children.
The only thing more pathetic is that there are people that think this is heroic.