by David Mendez
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has said something, uh, "interesting" again.
From Fox News Latino:
The sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, said Wednesday in Tampa that the Obama administration should give him a "medal" for apprehending undocumented immigrants rather than investigating him for his methods.
"I should be getting a medal. The president should invite me to the White House ... and thank me for helping the government fight illegal immigration and the drug cartels," Arpaio told members of the foreign press covering the Republican National Convention.
Arpaio goes on to deride the Justice Department for investigating his office, and claims that Mexico should be making an effort to stem the tide of illegal immigration, saying, "It's a two-way street. It requires mutual cooperation."
But let's backtrack here. A medal for "fighting" drug cartels? Sure. Why not? While we're at it, we should give Arpaio medals for wasting his constituents' money in sending a deputy to Hawai'i to investigate the President's birth certificate.
Or perhaps one for ignoring sexual assault crimes within his jurisdiction? Maybe one for wasting and misusing $100 million in taxpayer money?
Arpaio may be making a name for himself worldwide for his antics (hey, remember the time he and Steven Seagal USED A TANK AND 40 DEPUTIES to knock down the wall of a suspected cockfighter?), but there's absolutely no way he should be celebrated by anyone—lord knows he does it enough on his own. More than that, there's no way he should have a job after this year.