Sheriff Arpaio is planning his 19th illegal immigration sweep in Maricopa county. Why is it that sheriffs all over the southern border are not conducting sweeps like this on a weekly or monthly basis? Sheriff Arpaio's last sweep in January 2011 resulted in 83 arrests (68 illegals). Through the end of 2010 his illegal immigration sweeps have resulted in about 1000 arrests.
There have been rumors circulating that Joe Arpaio may run for the Senate seat that is to be vacated by Jon Kyle - who has chosen not to seek reelection in 2012. People like Sheriff Arpaio are what our party and our country need. He has a proven track record of being tough on illegal immigration, tough on crime, and definitely tough on inmates in the county jail. His policy of putting up military style tents on prison grounds to increase capacity and requiring that inmates wear bright pink undergarments are well known. He has been famous for saying "why should convicted criminals have better living conditions than our soldiers serving in Iraq. . ."
Sheriff Arpaio has a proven track-record of fairness, toughness, fiscal responsibility, and common sense. He easily wins reelection in Maricopa County. If you have seen any interviews on TV with inmates from his jail - even the inmates respect him. With the TEA Party gaining power in Congress and individuals like Sheriff Arpaio, the status-quo is in for a rude awakening in 2012.
Although not a resident of Maricopa County or even Arizona, if Sheriff Arpaio announces a Senate run in 2012 he can count on my financial support.