Thursday, March 13, 2014

HE CAN'T RESIST: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Uses Brewer Announcement To Renew Flirtation; MAY Be The Last Time

Within hours after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced that she would not try to run for re-election, Newsmax scored "an exclusive interview"* with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  The sixth-term Sheriff says he now is - again - considering a gubernatorial run.

He has a campaign warchest for his 2016 sheriff reelection campaign larger than any of the many candidates already running for Governor this year, but Arpaio has never followed up on any of his previous considerations of running for Governor/Senator/President.

"If I'm ever going to do it, I should do it now," Arpaio told Newsmax.  "I don't want to wait until I'm 86 years old."  Knowing his audience, he said that all of the "sensitive things" he has going on in the MCSO would all "be in vain" if he runs for Governor.  

* Newsmax thus failed one of the tests of a serious news site.  Universally held journalism standards prohibit the use of the terms "exclusive interview" and "Arpaio" in the same sentence.

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