The Arizona Republic reports that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is going to examine President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says his office will examine claims by a “tea party” group that’s questioning the authenticity of President Barak Obama’s birth certificate.
Arpaio says Friday that he’ll determine whether he has jurisdiction for such an investigation or whether another agency should handle it.
Arizona Democratic Party spokeswoman Jennifer Johnson says the examination is a publicity stunt and that Arpaio should instead focus on clearing his county’s backlog of criminal warrants.
COMMENTARY: The residents of Phoenix and Maricopa County like to see themselves as superior to us Baja Arizonans.
But Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is Exhibit Number 1 that there are a lot of crazy people up north…Arpaio obviously…and those who elected him.
Arpaio is not a law enforcement officer. He is a one man clown show.
Obviously since most of Maricopa County is urbanized and law enforcement is actually provided by the many cities and towns up there, a county sheriff really doesn’t have much to do up there. He doesn’t have that many roads to patrol to nab speeders on.
Running a jail is one of a county sheriff’s jobs…and Arpaio is being investigated for civil rights violations in his jail system and for mispending jail money.
Apraio’s office is being investigated for all kinds of abuses…financial, political and racial.
Apario is nationally famous for harassing illegal aliens to gain publicity.
He gives media folks who interview him autographed pink jail uniforms.
Apraio makes fools out of all Arizonans.
What business is it of his to “investigate” Barack Obama’s birth certificate?
Just another publicity stunt.
Maybe there are people in Maricopa who have had their fill of Clown Show Joe and will start a recall against him.
At minimum the guy needs a muzzle.