First it was Steven Seagal saying he might run for governor of Arizona, now his buddy Joe Arpaio says he might run too. Is it possible that Jan Brewer, who is an astonishingly stupid woman, may actually be the best governor they’ll have for a while?
Polarizing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a Republican, said Wednesday that he is considering a run for governor of Arizona.
The Elect Sheriff Joe Arpaio committee, the six-term incumbent’s reelection campaign, announced in the same press release that it had raised more than $3.5 million in 2013.
According to the Associated Press, most of the contributions were made by out-of-state donors as critics of Arpaio tried and failed to force a recall election against the sheriff last year.
“We continue to be blown away by the depth and breadth of support for Sheriff Joe,” Chad Willems, Arpaio’s campaign manager, said in the release. “These numbers tell the story that the sheriff and his policies are more popular than ever.”
Arpaio was elected to his sixth term as sheriff for the Phoenix metropolitan area in November 2012. He has served as sheriff since 1993.
“Every four years, my supporters encourage me to run for governor,” Arpaio said. “Based on these fundraising numbers and knowing I could be competitive, I will have to give it serious consideration.”
That this sadistic, shallow bully could get elected to any office in this country is depressing enough.