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‘Sheriff Joe’ Gives Palin Pink Panties

Sarah Palin received an unlikely gift from a famous admirer over the weekend: A pair of pink women’s underwear. The underwear was from Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who met the former Alaska governor at a Tea Party rally in Phoenix on Friday. Arpaio announced the gift on Twitter. “Just got done welcoming Sarah Palin to our County. Had a nice chat and gaver her a pair of pink underwear,” he wrote. The gift isn’t entirely out of left field. Arpaio has garnered national media attention for his controversial  methods of prisoner treatment, which he employs at the Maricopa County jail. Among them are restricting inmates to two meals a day, housing inmates outdoors, and requiring inmates to wear pink underwear/Christina Wilkie, The Hill. More here.

  • Cutline: Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, right, holds her son Trig Palin, as she talks with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, left, as Palin was the surprise guest at a Tea Party Express rally that drew about 1,000 people at the Arizona Capitol Friday in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Question: Yeah, yeah, I know that Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio is famous for making inmate wear pink underwear. But is this an appropriate gift to give Sarah Palin?

‘Sheriff Joe’ Arpaio Eyeballs SR

I finally got my hands on a photo of Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio eyeballing a copy of The Spokesman-Review the Oct. 5 morning after his speech to the Woman in Red banquet, sponsored by the Kootenai County Republican Women’s Federation. A Labrador supporter questioned my report later that week that Arpaio had given his candidate a lukewarm endorsement, stating at the breakfast: “I endorsed him?” I talked to two earwitnesses who heard the comment. Later, Arpaio pronounced himself solidly in Labrador’s camp on a radio talk show.

Question: OK, a couple of you have commented re: “Sheriff Joe” Arpaio’s obvious comb-over (which incidentally is a better topic than politics). Have you ever seen someone pull off a comb-over? What would you do if you were in the same circumstances re: thinning hair?

Christie: Sheriff Joe Seems Old School

Christie Wood: The Sheriff (Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz.) also comes across as quite baffled that people think he is a bad guy. He mentioned many community service projects he is involved in. Sheriff Joe seems really old school law enforcement to me and some of that is fine. I don’t think any of us want the jail to be a Country Club, but he should have spoke more to the allegations of human rights violations and the law suits that have been filed.

Question: Did you change your opinion of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., after reading about his visit in the local media?

P.S. Sheriff Joe Gets Thumbs Up

Kellie Palm, of the Kootenai County Republican Women’s Federation’s Women in Red banquet, gives Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio a thumbs under during his speech last night at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. (Special to Huckleberries Online)

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