The self-proclaimed "toughest" sheriff in America, Joe Arpaio, is now using his wife and his alleged broken arm to raise money to fight the recall effort against him.
To sum it up in just a couple of words, this plea for money is completely pathetic.
"A Message from Ava Arpaio" comes with a link to send "some well-wishes" to Arpaio, and these wishes can be made in increments of $25, $50, $100, $150, $250, $350, $450 (max per individual), $900 (max per couple), or you can even enter your own custom amount of
American dollars well-wishes.
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You can read the entire e-mail blast below, which we first got word of from the Arizona's Politics blog:
A Message from Ava Arpaio
If you haven't heard by now, my husband Sheriff Joe Arpaio had a little accident last week. He fell and broke his arm. The poor guy is in a lot of pain, but he hasn't stopped doing his job for a minute.
This accident came at the worst possible time. As you may know, there is a RECALL effort against him to remove him from office, even though he was just sworn in to a sixth term. It never ceases to amaze me the lengths that his political opponents will go to in order to get him out of office!
On top of fighting a costly recall battle, my Joe is also fighting the Department of Justice, their lawsuits and all their political shenanigans. And, the Department of Homeland Security released thousands of illegal immigrants and is planning on releasing thousands more this month alone!
Just last week a Scottsdale, Arizona man threatened to kill my husband because he does not like Joe's fight against illegal immigration.
Sometimes I just wonder what is going on in our country.
So many good people have sent letters of support to the Sheriff after they learned of his accident. I thought maybe you'd like to sign a "Get Well Card" for him. It really lifts his spirits and means so much to him when he hears from good people around the country who support what he does.
Would you take a minute to send him some well-wishes? You can do so by clicking here.
Your support is invaluable to him as he recuperates and gets ready to go back fighting for the Rule of Law and common sense.
I truly hope you'll continue to support my husband. Your words of support and encouragement will go a long way to helping him through this healing process.
Thank you so much for everything you do.
P.S. Please don't delete this email. It will mean so much for Joe to hear from you and your words of support and encouragement will give him the strength to get back in the fight sooner, rather than later. And please forward this email to some of your friends or family members who might want to drop the Sheriff a note as well. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!
If you just vomited from tasting all eight flavors of pathetic in that fundraising e-mail, please ask an Arpaio supporter to write you a personal check full of well-wishes.