In a last-ditch effort to impact the way Stephen Colbert treats mean ol' Joe Arpaio on The Colbert Report tonight, the folks at the pro-immigration org America's Voice are urging people to e-mail a message to the show's producers through their Web site. Thing is, if you wanna get in on that action, you better do it quick. According to AV, the show tapes at 4 p.m. EST.
Some in the anti-Joe crowd think this is the coolest thing ever -- Joe being on Colbert, as Colbert's shtick is lampooning right-wing talking heads like Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly. "He'll never even know he's being made fun of!" one anti-Joe activist told me. Problem is, I think it just ends up humanizing Joe, by making it seem as if he's in on the joke. The Daily Show would have been a better bet. Jon Stewart would take Arpaio's head off, verbally.
On the other hand, maybe Sand Land residents will be p.o.'d that Joe's missing the big border violence hearing today to be on cable TV?
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Naaah. Everyone knows Joe doesn't give a fig about violent crime. Unless his deputies are the ones doing the violence...
All the same, it may be worth a last minute e-mail. (And even if it's late, you could still let 'em know you despise Arpaio and why.) So fire away. Go to this link to do so: