We just can't keep this state off the front pages, whether it's Jan Brewer's wagging index finger or Joe Arpaio's head full of hate. Now, this afternoon:
The Secret Service said Thursday that it was looking into a photograph posted on the Internet that showed a group of young Arizona men posing in the desert with guns while holding up what appeared to be a bullet-riddled image of President Obama’s face. New York Times
It goes beyond that, Stephen Lemons at New Times reported earlier today.
The photo [here] showing seven young men with guns holding what seems to be a bullet-riddled T-shirt depicting President Barack Obama was, until recently, up on the Facebook page for Sergeant Pat Shearer of the Peoria Police Department.
The photo is captioned, "Another trip to the ranch," and features the comments, "Damn it feels good to be a gangsta," and, "They look like Gangsta's huh?"
That's right, the photo appeared on a policeman's Facebook page. Sheesh. According to Lemons' story, the Peoria Police Department said the issue is now "the subject of an administrative investigation." Gee, ya think?
The NY Times says the photo was also posted on the Facebook page of one of the seven young men in the photo, who is a student at Peoria High School. Nice "gangsta" curriculum you have there: target practice on the President.
I can't understand where they'd get this idea, in a state where congressional candidates run ads like this one.
I got nuthin' left today.