Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio believes that a media conspiracy “bigger than Watergate” is purposefully downplaying his volunteer posse’s investigation of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. [...]I earlier wondered aloud whether Sheriff Joe really was taken in by his outsourced-to-conspiracy-theorists conspiracy theory or if he was himself in on the scam. The evidence continues to be inconclusive, primarily because he seems dumb enough for either possibility to be true. "The facts that we had" were indeed "rehashed" from silly Jerome Corsi conspiracies, all of which have been debunked to the satisfaction of everyone but unrepentant racists and/or fellow conspiracy theorists and/or people trying to sell books to the first two groups and/or Sheriff Joe the Gullible.
“The media all came to make fun of me,” the sheriff said of his “birther” press conference. “I'm a little concerned that all of their questions were zeroed in on credibility and that this has been rehashed. They didn't even ask about the proof of the case. They didn't ask about the facts that we had.”
I'm serious when I say I want him to investigate the moon landings. All it takes is some tea party constituent of his to "raise the issue," and Sheriff Joe will be right on that. He'll outsource it to someone who wrote a book on the moon landing conspiracy, he'll collect some donations for the effort, and he'll stand up at a press conference to say that well now, there sure are some interesting things this here book-sellin' crazy-ass twitchy-eyed investigator has come up with.
The main thing Sheriff Joe has proven (and he keeps proving it again and again, for some reason) is that the people of Mariposa County, Arizona are outright morons. That's really the only reason I can possibly think of for why this clown still continues to hold office, despite federal investigations, a crime rate that has gone up, celebrity ride-alongs gone bad and "investigations" whose only apparent purpose is to repeatedly humiliate all involved. He seems to be bad at every single part of his job except the self-promotion part, and yet he still keeps going strong, so at least the rest of us will have an ongoing source of dark comedy.