Friday, August 19, 2011
Normally a story that features this many senile old guys wouldn't even be worth mentioning, but given that one of them is the notoriously sadistic Joe Arpaio -- who just happens to be the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, where Mexican immigrants almost literally go to die -- it warrants some minor attention. Apparently, Arpaio, who's already accused of misspending almost a hundred-million dollars in public funds, feels like the only way he can defend himself from the charges against him is to spend more taxpayer money "investigating" -- wait for it -- the validity of President Obama's birth certificate.
Why? Because the Tea Party demanded it.
Needless to say, the minute it heard about this important news story, the brain trust at WorldNetDaily immediately dispatched its own hallucinatorily crazy old coot to get to the bottom of it.
"At the request of tea party leaders in Arizona, famed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has promised to investigate the validity of Barack Obama’s purported long-form birth certificate in a determination of the president’s eligibility for the county’s 2012 election ballot.
Tea party leaders in Surprise, Ariz., met with Arpaio and WND senior reporter Jerome Corsi Thursday morning to express concern that a fake birth certificate would be used to document the president’s eligibility to run in Maricopa County, where Arpaio is the chief law enforcement officer.
Arpaio told the tea party leaders the complaint is within his jurisdiction, and he will be forced to investigate. He said he expects political pressure, but he pointed out that as the chief law enforcement officer of Maricopa County, he’s taken an oath to respond to citizens who approach him about enforcing the law."
So there you have it: Not only does Arpaio indiscriminately torture brown people, just for the hell of it, and very likely misuse taxpayer dollars while he's doing it -- if you try to hold his feet to the fire on it, as the Obama administration has, he'll just spend more taxpayer cash vindictively hunting you down as the most wanted on his personal enemies list.
Guys like this are generally so far along in their dementia that most of their families have already called the crew from Hoarders out for help in dealing with them. Arpaio, meanwhile, has access to an armored tank and a police force. Something is very, very wrong with Arizona.