This story is just too weird. It started off as a fairly simple report that, as you probably know, there is a recall effort directed against the newly-reelected Sheriff Joe Arpaio. A group (Citizens To Protect Fair Election Results, LLC) has formed to fight the recall in court, and the folks in that group come from the Surprise Arizona Tea Party, the same group that got Joe Arpaio doing the birther thing in the first place (shown below with Jerome Corsi on the left).
It gets a little more curious, and a little more on-topic for this web site, when we find that the legal work for the anti-recall group is being done by birther attorney Larry Klayman. Hmmm, birther, birther.
Generally, I’m not a fan of recall elections unless some significant new fact comes to light, but the people of Arizona will do what they will do. The fact that Arpaio has left uninvestigated hundreds of sex crimes while pursuing Obama’s birth certificate is certainly grounds for recall, except that the voters of Arizona already knew that when reelecting Arpaio.
Now where truth becomes stranger than fiction: the Phoenix NewTimes Blogs discovered a court finding in Ohio that attorney Klayman had inappropriately touched his children. NewTimes said:
What are the chances that a lawyer who was found by a court to have “inappropriately touched” children would try to stop the recall of a county sheriff whose agency failed to properly investigate more than 400 sex crimes?
Now, I’m not a fan of open-ended questions either, but it certainly is strange to say the least. There are several details and nuances that I’m not cutting and pasting here in hopes that readers interested in the topic will follow the links below.
Read more at the Phoenix NewTimes Blogs: