Is Joe Arpaio's "Birther" Investigation His Worst Publicity Stunt of All-Time?

As you may have heard, it's 2012, and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio actually thinks the President of the United States got into the White House using a forged birth certificate.

It's the latest entry in a long line of publicity stunts for Arpaio, and this one just so happened to take place while the sheriff's taking heat for the several hundred sex crimes his office bungled, and the Justice Department's claim that he's running a shop with the worst-racial profiling practices in U.S. history.

This wasn't even the only publicity stunt this week for Arpaio, who called a press conference earlier in the week to announce he put up a new sign at Tent City.

Still, for a guy who's thrown an Elvis-themed panty party at a jail, yesterday could've been the absolute worst publicity stunt he's pulled since he's been in office.

Arpaio's repertoire for publicity stunts includes having Steven Seagal and Shaquille O'Neal play cops, challenging reporters to a hotdog-eating contest, threatening to run for any major political office that opens, bringing out the female chain-gang to the Major League Baseball All-Star game, hosting an inmate coloring contest, and much, much more.

But is his "investigation" into President Obama's birth certificate -- and actually announcing that it's a fraud and forgery that calls for further "criminal investigation" -- the absolute worst Arpaio publicity stunt of all-time?

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Matthew Hendley
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