Feathered Bastard

Joe Arpaio's Shoes Spit-Shined by Phoenix Magazine

Most of the media types in this town have no problem donning their kneepads for Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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Even in the wake of Judge G. Murray Snow's decision finding Arpaio and many in his beige stain of a department to be serial racists, the local TV news idgits fall all over themselves to pander to Joe's every move. Like auctioning off his sling from his slip-and-fall.

Why should Phoenix Magazine be any different? I'm amazed it took the pub this long to blow Sheriff Joe in print, as it does in the July issue, finally kicking the Valley's top doctors and summer getaway tips off the cover.

The only surprising thing about PM's heave-inducing profile of our octogenarian autocrat, titled, get this, "Notorious J.O.E.," is that it was penned by former New Times scribe Niki D'Andrea.

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