Feathered Bastard

Joe Arpaio's Chad Willems Talks to the Shadow Army about the "Blocking Campaign" and the End of GOP Rule in Maricopa County

Willems pumps up the alter kockers with his doomsday scenario, talk of spies in the other camp, and a plan to "block" voters from signing the recall petition

As promised in this week's column, above is the audio of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's campaign guru Chad Willems speaking to the pro-Joe "shadow army" at state GOP headquarters in Phoenix on February 16.

See also: -Why Sheriff Joe Actually Is Nervous About the Recall Effort Against Him

A concerned citizen turned the audio over to videographer Dennis Gilman and I, and Gilman created this YouTube offering using photos from that day, allowing you to experience this pathetic passel of angry old white men and women in all their decrepit glory.

Read the Shadow Army's orders from Arpaio's chief strategist Chad Willems.

Just be glad there's no smellovision as the reek of decaying flesh, soiled Depends and prune flatulence must have been overwhelming. God bless the patriotic American who helped Gilman and I with this secret mission into the heart of Republican darkness.

The audio is significant for demonstrating how scared Joe and Willems are of the recall by Respect Arizona, and for detailing Willems' plans for a "blocking campaign" to slow down the recall, using volunteers to disrupt the efforts of petition circulators who need 350,000 valid signatures from qualified electors by May 30 to force a special election.

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