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He Knows How Silly He Looks, Right?

Joe Arpaio has scheduled yet another press conference for Tuesday to tell all of us what his “cold case posse” has found out about the circumstances of Barack Obama’s birth.

He promises it will be “breathtaking.” What’s breathtaking is that this baboso continues to be taken seriously as a political and law enforcement figure by the press and much of our so-called responsible civic leadership.

So, is he going after Obama because of federal lawsuits, or is he mad that Ken Bennett has been taking over his birther turf?

3 Comments

  1. Republitard wrote:

    What are you afraid of?

    Monday, July 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Permalink
  2. 4thepeople wrote:

    Bennett continues to waste taxpayer dollars while attempting to disregard the will of the voters and the citizens’ initiative process at the same time.

    From the AEA:

    The Quality Education Jobs campaign reached another milestone on June 25. AEA members joined parents and other citizens to turn in 290,849 petition signatures, the most ever collected for a statutory citizens’ initiative in Arizona. Now the Quality Education and Jobs citizens’ initiative has become Proposition 204.

    Our state’s elected officials are damaging Arizona’s economy and our future by not looking out for our schoolchildren. As a result, we are exercising our constitutional right to rein in legislative and executive power through the initiative process.

    Proposition 204 will provide a stable revenue source for our public schools by continuing the temporary one-cent sales tax passed by voters in 2010. Since the Quality Education and Jobs initiative was written by citizens, it protects these funds from the politicians and will focus on restoring many of the funds to public schools that have been cut by the legislature.

    We knew that the anti-education forces would try to keep this citizens’ initiative off the ballot. Secretary of State Ken Bennett is doing their bidding by seizing on a hyper-technicality to try to thwart voter will.

    The law and the state’s constitution do not support him, and we are confident that we will prevail in court.

    But we need to be standing together, with the parents and citizens who support the campaign, in court as representatives of the almost 300,000 Arizona voters who signed these petitions and want to know that their signatures count.

    Please join us at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18 for the hearing on our case in Maricopa County Superior Court. The campaign will host a press conference outside the courthouse immediately following the hearing and would like as many of our petition volunteers there as possible.

    Here are the details for the hearing:

    Wednesday, July 18, at 9:30 a.m.
    Old Court House, 125 W. Washington St., Phoenix
    Courtroom 309

    (If you would like to be in the courtroom, we would suggest being there at 9 am)

    Monday, July 16, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Permalink
  3. I am in New York, and of course we think this is the center of the universe (because it is) so I think the timing had everything to do with the Times’ lead editorial on Monday, “Sheriff Joe on Trial”: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/16/opinion/sheriff-joe-on-trial.html

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 7:48 am | Permalink