Two guys are talking about running for public office in the next several years, and the thought of either man being elected ought to scare the pants off a good amount of people.
One is Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who claims he's already prepared to run for re-election in 2016, when he'll be 84 years old. The other is disgraced and disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, who's apparently considering tossing his name in the mix for governor in 2014.
-Andrew Thomas, Legal Reject, is Considering a Run for Governor
-Joe Arpaio All-but-Declares Victory, and Immediately Declares 2016 Candidacy
-Andrew Thomas and Sheriff Joe Arpaio's "Unholy Collaboration" Abused Justice
Arpaio already declared victory in the 2016 election, saying on election night this year that everyone's going to "have to put up with me for another eight years." Either that, or he was really confused about what he was saying.
As for Thomas, our colleague Ray Stern reported yesterday that the county GOP website said Thomas "is considering running for Governor. He can be reached at (602) 803-1586 (cell.)."
New Times readers ought to be familiar with the records of both men, so hold your nose, and pick one over the other. What's the scarier thought: Arpaio being re-elected as Sheriff at age 84, or Thomas being elected as governor at any time?
Cast your vote below: