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I find it surprising that the now completely effing insane Joe Arpaio is still even running for sheriff again, given the multiple fiascos that have defined his office over the last few years, but he is. He's also a huge coward, refusing all debates with his opponents.
But Arpaio isn't budging. He told Phoenix TV station KASW that he doesn't need to debate because he has been in office long enough for the public to know his record.

"I don't have to debate the two people running against me," the Maricopa County sheriff said, KASW reported. "Maybe they can debate themselves and let the public know who they are, which they don’t." […]

Arpaio opponent Paul Penzone told KASW he thinks Arpaio "owes it to the voters to stand next to his opponents and have the courage to answer questions."

You would think so, but nope. Arpaio is apparently quite confident that yes, most Maricopa County residents are still batshit crazy enough to give him another term of office—at least so long as he keeps his mouth shut for a while. I'm not saying he's wrong, but as far as I can tell he hasn't even been pretending to do his actual job lately. Maybe he should retire and sell his crackpot conspiracy theories on the internet? I hear that's become very popular these days.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 07:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Baja Arizona Kossacks.

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