"My next hook might be the oldest sheriff in America!"
But moments later, Arpaio holds out the possibility that the end of the line may come sooner than later.
He knows the county Republican party, Dan Saban, the Mothers Against Arpaio and almost every law enforcement organization in Maricopa County are trying to convince voters not to let him get much older in the job.
The furrows on his brow deepening, he continues, "I'm not going to work anymore when I leave. That's it! I will just ride out into the sunset in a convertible. I won't ride a horse.
"I don't care what kind of convertible," he says about his last ride. "Just so they can recognize me."
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