Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio joins Team Romney

I love Sheriff Arpaio, so I find this development very interesting:

Boston, MA – Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will serve as Honorary Chair for the Romney for President campaign in Arizona. In addition to his Honorary Chair, Governor Romney named Jason Rose as State Director.

Governor Romney also announced several new members to the State Finance Steering Committee.

“I am gratified to have the support of these men and women. Each has many years of experience in Arizona politics and will help us mobilize our already robust network of grassroots support. They will be strong surrogates for our optimistic message of a stronger and safer America,” said Governor Romney.

With today’s announcement, Sheriff Arpaio said, “Governor Romney has put together a strong team in Arizona. His efforts to reach out to the state’s Republicans and grassroots activists are clearly paying off. Governor Romney is the only candidate with the executive leadership and experience needed to lead our country forward.”

For those who are unfamiliar with Sheriff Arpaio, this is why I am a Sheriff Arpaio enthusiast. There are other reasons, too. When the Super Bowl came to Phoenix a while back, Sheriff Arpaio, as a message to would-be criminals, put a huge neon “Vacancy” sign over his tent prison. And he feeds his inmates only baloney sandwiches for breakfast and lunch.

Read more about Sheriff Arpaio here.

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