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Best Reader Caption for Photo of Herman Cain and Joe Arpaio?

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Last week, we asked our readers to offer suggestions for an appropriate caption for the above photo we snapped of presidential candidate Herman Cain and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for this week's New Times' You Write the Caption contest..

We had more than 40 responses in the comment section of the post, which you can see by clicking here.

We've narrowed it down to five finalists, but only one can win the grand prize: a pay-your-own-way trip to the historic New Times building, a firm handshake, and a lukewarm glass of Phoenix's municipal tap water.

The finalists are as follows:

A) BarbaraEspinosa with: "Hey! I'll give you $35,000 I've got $35,000 do I hear $45,000 I've got $45,000 do I hear anymore..Going, going, gone to the third accuser for an undisclosed amount."

B) David Saint with:

Cain: "I dont recall any settlement, but there was an arrangement. (whispers with mouth shut) How was that Joe?"

Arpaio: "Just like I told you Herman, 'I dont recall' works every time."

C) Steamy Ray Vaughn with: "Anytime the state of Arizona needs federal moneys, I'll have it right here for you....right here in my front pocket. In fact, go on, Joe, reach in there and get you something to help you fight all them kidnappins y'all were tellin' me about. Nope, that's not a roll of quarters...keep lookin."

D) InandOutinMaricopaCounty with: 'Before I begin I need your attention.  The gentleman standing behind me was found wandering the streets and appears confused.  He's about 80,can't remember his name or where he lives, and has a tattoo that reads "SB1070" on his shaft.  If you can identify him, please call the Phoenix Police Department.  Now...enough about him, let's talk about me."

E) Steamy Ray Vaughn with:

Cain: "In fact, if I am nominated, I will choose Katt Williams as my
running mate for vice president...and if y'all don't like it, y'all can
go the F%#K back to Mexico!"

Arpaio (thinking to himslelf): "Man, this guy's good!"

Cast your vote below.

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