I get some of my stranger ideas mowing the grass, which I did this afternoon. During that enforced period of “no computer screen,” connections that have been stewing in the back of my mind sometimes coalesce into a picture.
It’s been speculated in the media that Sheriff Arpaio conducted his “investigation” of Barack Obama’s documents to divert attention from his own legal problems. Another report described it as “the politics of revenge.” After some thought, I wrote that Arpaio might be trying to save his own life. If the grand jury investigating Arpaio were to indict him and he were to be convicted and get jail time, Arpaio has a lot to worry about. His reputation for the mistreatment and humiliation of prisoners is going to make it dangerous for Arpaio in prison. Perhaps Arpaio hoped that his alliance with WorldNetDaily would help defeat Obama in November and bring in a more Arpaio-friendly federal administration.
That’s where the thought lay until this afternoon when I realized: Sheriff Arpaio may have already cut a deal when he met with Rick Santorum and the two of them discussed what Sheriff Arpaio intended to say at the Press Conference. Santorum reportedly gave Arpaio the “go ahead” for his press conference. Was there also a promise of muzzled federal prosecutor, or even a pardon?