Feathered Bastard

Joe Arpaio Exploits Dog-Mauled Little Boy to Score Publicity

The older I get, the more I appreciate that line by Elvis Costello: "Oh, I used to be disgusted/ Now I try to be amused..."

But you'll forgive me if Sheriff Joe Arpaio's latest stunt nevertheless leaves me nauseated. According to an MCSO press release, he will be hosting five year-old Kevin Vicente at his office, today at 11:30 a.m.

Vicente is the little boy who had his face half-chewed off by a vicious pit bull in February.

After that shocking incident, human nature being what it is, many people initially rallied around the, um, pit bull.

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