Posted by Bob Lord
In 168 words, Steve Lemons, the best political reporter and best investigative journalist in Arizona, tells you why you must help the Recall Arpaio campaign in these last few days:
Arpaio's 20-plus years in office are a result of being democratically elected six times by the voters of Maricopa County.
In other words, every act of discrimination and injustice, every child torn from his or her parents, not to mention every wrongful death in Arpaio's jails, is on the heads of those who voted for this ogre, empowered him, and gave him a mandate to run roughshod over the U.S. Constitution and the human rights of all.
Collective guilt for Arpaio's misdeeds blankets all of Maricopa County. Only those who have acted in opposition to Arpaio escape it.
Nevertheless, we are all tainted by the shame of having this racist Frankenstein monster as our sheriff.
Here, then, is a way for the denizens of this county to begin to redeem themselves in the eyes of the civilized world.
That is, pull off the impossible, and once and for all remove Arpaio from power, and send him off to Fountain Hills to live out his remaining days in disgrace.
The emphasis is mine. I just think those three paragraphs are awesome. I wish politicians spoke like Lemons writes.
Let's all make this happen.