Joe Arpaio birthday interview June 14, 2012, Arpaio turns 80, E J Montini, Toughest sheriff in America, Obama birth certificate records investigation
“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense, to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells
“I do not know where Barack Obama was born. I do know that he has used taxpayer dollars to keep his records hidden.”…Citizen Wells
“Why is Obama now employing private attorneys to keep his name on state ballots, despite compelling evidence that he is not a natural born citizen?…Citizen Wells
We anxiously await the Sheriff Joe Arpaio news conference of recent findings in Hawaii and elsewhere regarding Obama’s birth certificate and other records. Joe Arpaio turns 80 today, June 14, 2012.
From The Arizona Republic June 14, 2012.
BY E. J. Montini.
“Fourscore and Joe Arpaio: The sheriff turns 80″
“Over the 20 years I’ve known him, there is one unwavering conviction I’ve shared with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio: He should never, ever retire.
The self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America, who’s been in office since the Lincoln presidency (or so it seems), was born fourscore years ago today.
When Arpaio ran for office in 1992, he promised to serve one term and then leave. He changed his mind four years later, telling a reporter at the time that while he had no intention to seek higher office, he wasn’t finished.
“He does intend to break a 1992 campaign promise and run again this fall for a second term,” the reporter wrote. “After that, he says, he’ll retire and take care of his grandchildren.”
By 2000, the grandkids were doing fine without him, but not the people of Maricopa County. Arpaio has since run for re-election and won three more times.
He’s scoffed at the notion of retirement ever since.”
“If you love the job and want to keep it, make them drag you out of the office kicking and screaming.
Arpaio has found ways to win elections using Army-surplus tents, chain gangs and pink underwear. He’s kept himself in the news by eliminating hot lunches and girlie magazines from the jails. He got himself on TV using his posse to shoo prostitutes off the streets, to patrol shopping malls during the holidays and to investigate the president’s birth certificate.
He became a zealot on the subject of illegal immigration after the now-disbarred former County Attorney Andrew Thomas got elected by way of an anti-immigrant campaign.
Now, he’s running for re-election again.
The feds are after him … again.
He’s facing two much- younger opponents. He has demonstrators outside his office on most days. His popularity is down, and there are people who say that he’s “lost it.”
None of this is new.
Back in 1994, when he’d been in office for only two years, a reporter doing an interview with Arpaio mentioned that his critics called him a “demagogue,” a “blowhard” and a “buffoon.”
The sheriff answered, “If I’m all those things, sobeit. I’m still getting the job done. That’s the bottom line.” Then, he added, “I’ll tell you one thing: I’m going to continue on.”
I was asked this week by a TV reporter if I believed Arpaio, at 80, was fit to serve for four more years. My answer was:
What makes you think he wants to serve only four more years?”