ONLY IN ARIZONA by Elizabeth Searle
Only in Arizona, I thought when I heard about the Sheriff Babeu scandal. I love Arizona, my former home. It is a gorgeous state full of friendly and sane people. But there is a dark side to sunny Arizona.
Recently on the blog we featured Gov. Jan Brewer ‘giving Obama the finger’ on an AZ tarmac. And now we welcome to the Celebrities in Disgrace blog embattled Sherriff Babeu. Our resident political commentator, Ol’ Bill reports from ‘the ground’ in AZ:
ONLY IN AZ: can a right wing anti immigrant Pinal County Sheriff, an ally, imitator and PR rival of Sheriff Joe [Arpaio}, decide to run for Congress in a contentious R primary and be immediately unmasked as a Gay muscle man with an allegedly illegal immigrant lover. Sheriff Babeu (what a name) owns up to it all, except his lover’s charge that the sherif threatened him with deportation if he revealed the relationship. Sheriff responds only that he doesn’t have that power.
In the words of Jodie Foster in the movie Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: “Weird. That’s weird for Phoenix and Phoenix is the Weird Capital of America.”
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