Paul Babeu, Pinal County Sheriff, and the Top Five Babeuisms Heard on the Campaign Trail

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A blurb posted on Facebook by Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu treats us to an oldie-but-goodie phrase right out of his Book of Babeuisms -- y'know, those phrases he's repeated over and over and over since he arrived on Arizona's political scene.


The FB message, in which Babeu strokes himself and his department over a drug-bust award, included a predictable dig against President Barack Obama's administration. He says such drug busts are "what we call clues in law enforcement [that] the border is NOT more secure than ever, as Janet Napolitano suggests!"

"Clues in law enforcement" -- that's one of Babeu's favorite sayings, and it is No. 5 in this installment of our favorite Top Five Babeuisms.

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