Finally, a way to get rid of Maricopa County's geriatric gendarme Sheriff Joe, and he doesn't even have to get indicted by the feds! Though that would still be pretty sweet.
In a message to Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon publicized today, La-la Land Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says the City of Angels will take custody of Arpaio, should the Suns bounce back from their loss yesterday, and best the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals.
"Should the Suns prevail," cracks Villaraigosa, "we will humbly accept ownership of `American's Toughest Sheriff,' Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Maricopa County. Perhaps a stint in Los Angeles would teach him that you cannot deduce immigration status simply by looking at a person."
I wouldn't bet on that last part...though hizzoner just did.
Still, in the words of the late, great Henny Youngman, "Take my sheriff, please."
(For Mayor Phil's reply to Villaraigosa's wager, please see below.)
The Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa
200 N. Spring St.
Dear Mayor Villaraigosa:
Thanks so much for your letter, and for laying down such generous terms for our wager on the outcome of the Suns-Lakers series.
We're still confident in "Los Suns," even after the Game One loss. That's why we're ready to double down on our bet.
Should the Lakers win the series - a feat made more tricky, we assume, by your team's likely decision to boycott Phoenix and forfeit Games 3, 4 and 6 - we will happily accept both Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman. Though you may consider them far to the right, in the Arizona Legislature they would be considered RINOs - and we could use a few more of those here.
the Suns win, we'll be sad to see Sheriff Arpaio go, though we've long believed
his true destiny lies in
Thanks so much for your cooperation with this wager. We're also looking forward to hosting a happy group of school students at an upcoming Diamondbacks game, once the Suns emerge victorious.
Very truly yours,