Feathered Bastard

Christine Jones Made Money from Porn, Was Pro­-SOPA, and Forgives Sheriff Paul Babeu's Sex­capades

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Babeu's been using the "crisis" of unaccompanied minors from Central America to creep back into the good graces of Fox News and appear on less ­partisan outlets to denounce Obama and all those brown kids crossing the border.

But this is the same guy who posed half-­naked for a selfie that he posted on the gay pickup site Adam4Adam.com under the handle "studboi1," who had an undocumented Mexican boyfriend, who employed that undocumented boyfriend as a website manager for his ill-­fated 2012 congressional campaign, and who allegedly threatened to deport the guy after the relationship went south and the dude supposedly threatened to expose Babeu's then-­closeted sexuality.

A thoroughly discredited individual, who cynically orchestrated a recent redneck protest of undocumented kids headed for a boy's camp in Oracle (children who never materialized, thankfully), Babeu's glommed onto Jones' campaign as her top immigration adviser, appearing with her at some events and taking center stage in her latest campaign commercial.

"Border security is what I deal with every day," Babeu tells us in the ad. "That's why I'm supporting Christine Jones for governor."

For those new to town, Pinal County is not on the border. But I digress.

As opposed to the commercials in which Jones promises to "send Obama the bill" for her $270 million border plan, Babeu assures us that Jones has "a realistic plan" and, as a former CPA, "has a solid way to pay for it."

Forget about the massive budget shortfalls Arizona faces for the next couple of years or the $1.6 billion owed to schools because of a recent court decision.

Ignore that yawning black hole. Focus instead on Babeu's shiny bald head.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
Contact: Stephen Lemons