"I applaud Ed Martin for taking a strong stand against illegal immigration. We need people like Ed who understand the importance of protecting our country. Too many politicians would prefer to skate around the issues especially if they might be controversial. We need representatives who will say what they mean, and do what they say. I'm for Ed Martin because he obviously will confront issues head on and not hide behind any bureaucratic red tape." -- Sherriff Joe Arpaio
Funny that Arpaio would mention hiding behind red tape as that's exactly what Arpaio's detractors say he's doing in Arizona by refusing a court order that he turn over financial records for his department. (Arpaio is accused of using money earmarked for jail construction and operation to pay for his infamous immigration sweeps.)
But what's really funny (perhaps "disturbing" is a more appropriate word) is that Martin would want anything to do with Arpaio considering the long list of grievances made against the sheriff including accusations that:
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