Thursday, July 19, 2012

Arpaio's 'birther' act a bad joke on Arizona


[Gazette Blog Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from the Thursday, July 19 editorial in The Arizona Republic about Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's latest "birther" news conference:]

Obama's birth certificate?  It isn't even a side show anymore.  Not even a fringe issue.  It's the fuzz at the end of the fringe.  A desperate tactic from those who would rather discredit President Barack Obama than debate him.

The so-called "evidence" Joe Arpaio and his birther team revealed Tuesday wasn't just thin, it was anorexic.

The only news out of the event was that there was no news.  Just an aging hoofer trotting out his act one more time.

But he's really not the one who deserves sympathy.

Arizona didn't elect Joe Arpaio, but the state has to endure the derisive laughter his antics bring our way.  It's like a bad case of boils on the state's image.

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Anonymous said...

Your rag is as bad or worse than the AZ Republic...glad I don't have to cancel any subscription and will in the future absolutely overlook any of your internet comments...what crap! Ken Anderson, Sedona

Betty Webb said...

I keep thinking about all the sex crimes -- both against children and adults -- that Arpiao's office failed to investigate while he was on his birther witch hunt. Arizona deserves better than this.