Oscar: Howse come peoples is mad at Sheriff Dupnik?
MacIntosh: He’s a democrat that said we should tone down the violent rhetoric in Arizona and the nation.
Oscar: Isn’t that what sheriffs are supposed to do?
Oscar: What should the sheriff say ifs the cowboys in the saloon are sayin’ “lets go get that city slicker and hang em’ high?”
MacIntosh: He should say “hah-hah – those sure are some colourful metaphors.”
Oscar: What should he say if they go lynch the city slicker?
MacIntosh: “You boys must be nuts.”
Oscar: Is teabaggers mad at all the sheriff’s in Aridzona?
MacIntosh: They love Sheriff Arpaio in Maricopa County.
Oscar: Is he a good sheriff?
MacIntosh: The NY Times called him the worse sheriff in America.
Oscar: Howse come?
MacIntosh: He set up a tent city in 110 degree heat, fed the prisoners spoiled meat, made them wear pink underwear and would not provide medical care when they needed it.
Oscar: So he’s tough on criminals.
MacIntosh: The majority of the inmates were awaiting trial and had not been convicted of anything. A judge said he had violated their constitutional rights which cost the county 30 million dollars.
Oscar: Yikes. Did his bosses get mad at him?
MacIntosh: Yep and they criticized him so he used his power to invent criminal investigations against them. A different judge found Arpaio “misused the power of his office to target members of the (Board of Supervisors) for criminal investigation.” The mayor of Phoenix called it a “reign of terror.”
Oscar: Howse come teabaggers like Sheriff Joe.
MacIntosh: He talks tough and targets Latinos in immigration sweeps. He spends a lot of money on illegal immigration.
Oscar: Does that reduce crime?
MacIntosh: Actually, his office can’t keep up with warrants and homicides rose 166 percent between 2004 and 2007. There are 77,949 outstanding warrants in Maricopa County.
Oscar: Do just liberals not like him?
MacIntosh: Liberals and the Goldwater Institute.
Oscar: So teabaggers think Sheriff Arpaio is a good cop but Sheriff Dupnik is a bad cop?
MacIntosh: That’s what they are saying.
Oscar: What does that say about teabaggers?