Secret tapes of Sheriff Joe Arpaio revealed.by Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Apr. 12, 2012, under 2012 Presidential elections, Mike Stauffer for Sheriff to Replace Joe Arpaio
It’s time for Mike Stauffer to replace Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
See news story below with regard to Sheriff Joe Arpaio wanting to have ‘some fun’ at the expense of tax payers?
“So, um, we’ll give them the fight, we’ll have some fun. You having fun, David?” Arpaio asks of his right-hand man at the time, David Hendershott.
“I hate to admit it, but yes,” Hendershott says in the recording. Then the conversation shifts to the then-county attorney and now disbarred lawyer, Thomas.
“He’s not as aggressive as the nut case was, (Rick) Romley, and uh, he’s kind of, you know, he worries a lot,” Arpaio said. He and Hendershott weigh in on Thomas’ bid for attorney general, saying he has to act more like a moderate if he wants to win enough votes.
“Politics is how people, they become whores, just to get (inaudible) run for something,” he said. The sheriff then asks his number two if they have Thomas’ support in another battle they’re prepared to fight, this time with then-Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. Hendershott says thankfully, no.
“That’s the best that ever happened, we don’t have to deal with this idiot,” Hendershott said. Lisa Allen with the sheriff’s office says they’re not a typical bureaucratic agency and that their meetings reflect that. She said they joke around a lot and some of their conversations may be deemed as inappropriate by cookie-cutter institutions.