Feathered Bastard

Joe Arpaio Cares About "the Kids" in Ironic New Campaign Ad

Gee, Joe, thanks for the reminder that you left more than 400 sex crime victims in the lurch

See also: Joe Arpaio's Replacement, Paul Penzone, Blasts Sheriff's Handling of Sex Crimes in New Ad See also: Victims Wonder Why Arpaio Let Sex-Abuse Cases Languish See also: Ex-Police Chief's Book Details Arpaio's Negligence in El Mirage Cases See also: Joe Arpaio Foe Paul Penzone Adds Greg Stanton's Endorsement to a Ton of Others

That Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He's against animal husbandry. You know, the kind you find on Craigslist. And he's all about protecting "the kids." Unless they're one of the hundreds of sex crimes victims the MCSO ignored in El Mirage. Then they can go pound sand.

In this latest campaign commercial, which Channel 3 reports is part of a $60K ad buy, Grampa Joe touts his supposed record in going after deadbeat parents.

Hey, what about deadbeat sheriffs, who swipe $100 million from taxpayer protected funds to pay for the harassment of brown people and political enemies, while ignoring their law enforcement duty to go after pedophiles and pederasts? Why aren't these scummy sheriffs being arrested?

Think Joe's errand boy Chad Willems had this ad in mind when he paid for Joe's above

Not that Arpaio feasibly can arrest himself, but if he stands by his oath of office, he really should try.

"These kids are da future," Joe relates in his new vid. "They need strong families, good schools and safe neighborhoods to thrive. But too often they are neglected by the people they should trust the most -- their parents."

Safe neighborhoods? Tell that to the little kid molested by her uncle, the one depicted in the recently-released campaign ad from Democratic sheriff candidate Paul Penzone. She's just one of hundreds.

There's an eerie echo of Penzone latest commercial in the Arpaio effort, with kids playing on swings in the background as Joe bloviates. Nice contrast to the empty swing set in the Penzone ad.

Is Joe's team trying to remind us of all the little kids he betrayed, all the child molesters still on the loose due to his indifference and incompetence?

If so, my congrats. You guys are doing a bang-up job.

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