It must be something in the water
AZCentral reports that the tab for Joe Arpaio’s County investigation of President Obama in Hawaii amounted to $10,000 including $3,500 in overtime for a sheriff’s deputy who went along for some unspecified reason.
Why is an Arizona county sheriff investigating whether a guy who lives in Washington DC was born in Hawaii? It’s bizarre to me, and it’s bizarre to some citizens of Maricopa County. The County Board of Supervisors has been at odds with Sheriff Joe since he made up some bogus charges and had some of the arrested: dementia or revenge? It’s hard to say, but there’s clearly some bad blood.
In a vote earlier today, the Board voted to reject donated funds to pay for the boondoggle, at least for now. This one’s probably not over with.
Sandi Wilson, deputy county manager and budget director, said her staff will review budgetary items involved in sheriff’s travel and staffing expenses by next month. She said her staff reviews costs after they are incurred, and will look at whether it was an "appropriate use of the travel, make sure it fits all of our travel procedures and policies, as well as take a look at the total cost of the trip."
It might be something in the water, because Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett who should have learned better has now jumped back into deep birther waters. In a speech posted on YouTube, Bennett said that now he believes Obama was born in Hawaii, but
I actually think he was fibbing about being born in Kenya when he was trying to get into college and doing things like writing a book and on and on and on.
Bennett’s sense of reality has LEFT THE BUILDING.
My father used to say: “People may think you a fool, but if you open your mouth they will know for sure.”