Arpaio not off to an auspicious start

10 Jan 2018 01:39 am
Posted by: Donna

Why, oh why, for my first post back in months does it have to be about the bad stench we thought we had (at least) extinguished in 2016?

Going to throw a damper on the urgency expressed by ABC 15 reporter Jason Volentine in his tweet. This is hardly an exciting first polling result for former Sheriff Arpaio in the GOP primary. And some questions you, my esteemed friends in the local news media, could ask might include:

1. Is Arpaio remotely qualified to be a U.S. Senator?

Ha ha, no more numbers, that’s the only pertinent question. Really, is he?

You all know that the answer to that – on every single intellectual, moral, and basic competency level you could imagine – is NO. The average adult picked at random in Arizona would probably be a better choice to represent us in the U.S. Senate than Joe Arpaio. You know that.

So please, friends in the press, treat him the way you’d treat any 86 year old Democrat with a history of incendiary racist public statements, squandering tax dollars, cruelty, and a criminal record commemorating that cruelty. Or a 36 year old, impeccably healthy Democrat with a PhD in public policy and no criminal record! Literally any Democrat!

You know he is not in any way a reasonable Senate candidate. So don’t do your viewers and readers the disservice of acting like he is one. Don’t do yourselves that disservice. Maybe act like this election has consequences or something. Maybe to you.

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