| Arpaio |

Joe Arpaio Still Trying to Invite Himself to the White House to Drink Obama's Alcohol

For the second time, Sheriff Joe Arpaio had publicly attempted to invite himself to the White House and consume President Obama's alcohol.

We can't remember the last time Arpaio actually succeeded in inviting himself to meet someone (examples: George Lopez, Puente, the Mayor of Columbus, the CEO of Craigslist, and a Phoenix Elementary School), but he's made another request for the president to let him over to drink his booze and smoke his cigars.

As you may recall, it was just a few months ago that Arpaio said he "wish[ed]" that Obama would let him over to drink his wine and play basketball.

"I wish [President Obama] would invite me to the White House. He invited the police sergeant from Cambridge, locking up a professor -- remember, he stuck his nose in that -- brought 'em to the White House to have some beer," Arpaio said. "I'd be glad to go over and have some wine, and tell him about my 14 years as a top law enforcement official in Mexico, in the border, and give him some advice. That's what I would talk to him about, but you know he's not gonna invite me to the White House...A wine summit. And play a little basketball. He likes basketball."

New Times readers voted that statement the dumbest thing Arpaio said that day -- and there were several options to choose from.

Now, Arpaio's invited himself over again, telling Breitbart that he wanted to meet with Obama "man to man."

Why? "We'll have some wine and beer, and light up cigars," he reportedly said.

The only point of discussion Arpaio had to offer for this fantasy meeting with Obama was that "granting amnesty to illegal immigrants is unfair to legal immigrants."

According to this Breitbart article, Arpaio previously guzzled some whiskey with Mexico's president and attorney general, which we'll just assume belonged to the Mexicans. The Sheriff has previously refused to consume beer and peach schnapps with New Times.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.