Undoubtedly one of the great disappointments in life for megalomaniac Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, is that he is not the head of law enforcement in one of the four Arizona counties that actually do border Mexico. If he had a jurisdiction that abutted Mexico, the possibilities for stirring up things along an international border and soaking up the subsequent publicity would be almost endless. Instead Old Joe has to jump about trying to see Nogales from his backyard - and convince people that when the subject is immigration, he really is relevant.
And on that topic, as well as many others, Old Joe's opinions are about as relevant as those of his good buddy, Steven Seagal. When those guys speak, Fox News and geriatric America listen.
Arpaio, who lives for seeing himself on the evening news, hasn't made much national news lately, but that changed this week after President Obama's speech on immigration. Before the ink was dry on the President's executive order, Arpaio held a press conference and then filed suit to protest Obama's trying to do anything to relieve the plight of undocumented immigrants in America. While it is unclear what legal standing, if any, Sheriff Joe has in the matter, the important thing is that he is once again in the national news.
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Fear not, Arizona. Jan Brewer may be leaving office, but America is still laughing at you.