There's a new addition to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's infamous posse: "The Motor City Madman" himself, Ted Nugent.
Nugent was in town today for a special ceremony at which he was deputized by Arpaio. The two apparently had lunch, too. At least Arpaio claims they had lunch -- the sheriff's ability to define casual encounters is not one of his strong points (just ask Vice President Joe Biden).
Check out a photo of the ceremony, which Arpaio posted on Twitter earlier today, after the jump.
Nugent is an outspoken supporter of SB 1070, telling the anti-immigration group United for a Sovereign America "maybe I'm the only national musician whose brain isn't fried on mind-altering chemicals. I like laws that support enforcing existing laws. Call me weird." So he and America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" seem like two peas in a pod.
The Nuge, as you probably know, is also waaaay into guns.
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He probably won't get the chance to use any on real criminals, though. Hasslin' shoppers in Valley malls at Christmas time is about as much power as posse members actually have.