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Sheriff Joe Arpaio welcomes Palin, gives her pink underwear

Yes, we had to read that headline twice, too. But, during a Tea Party Express rally in Phoenix, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin crossed paths. The sheriff later tweeted, "I just got done welcoming Sarah Palin to our County. Had a nice chat and gave her a pair of pink underwear."

Arpaio is known for his strange tactics, which include making prisoners wear pink underwear.

By Emi Kolawole  | October 25, 2010; 6:25 PM ET
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"they aren't going to give us welfare, food stamps, or free medical"
@GodHomeCountry4all, you are showing your extreme and utter ignorance- illegal aliens do not qualify for nor receive food stamps or welfare! Stop perpetuating that ridiculous notion.
1. Undocumented immigrants, who comprise nearly one-third of all immigrants in the country, are not eligible to receive public "welfare" benefits -- ever. (Source: Congressional Research Service)

2. Less than 1 percent of households headed by undocumented immigrants receive cash assistance for needy families, compared to 5 percent of households headed by native-born U.S. citizens. (Source: Urban Institute)

3. It is the U.S.-born, U.S.-citizen children of undocumented immigrants who are eligible for programs such as Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (not the illegal parents). (Source: US Census)

It is the CITIZEN CHILDREN who are eligible for the benefits. Food stamp benefits for example are granted for the CITIZEN CHILD only- not the entire family.

LEGAL immigrants qualify however.
Most illegals don't get the benefits though because there are INS/ICE reporting requirements when you apply for food stamps.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25727901/

So, its pretty ignorant to go around saying that illegals are all on welfare.

Posted by: cvb05 | October 27, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Look, if the good sheriff wanted to joke a little with Ms. Palin as one friend to another, that's fine...I do get the joke. But that's a personal joke and one not fit for serious business -- and remember, this is public business and should reflect the professionalism of the parties involved. He should have given them to her in private and kept his mouth shut in public. Are these adults or giddy highschoolers?

Posted by: McSee | October 27, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if the Nazi sheriff wears pink.
He looks like he could be in some closet.

Posted by: swj1 | October 27, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps you liberals would prefer if he welcomed her in Bill Clinton fashion? I'm sure he could dig up a cigar from somewhere...

Posted by: hadenoughofthis | October 27, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

TO: TexRancher who wrote:
“Boy, Liberals sure can't stand a little humor!...”
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Boy, Republicans sure will excuse ANYTHING so long as it’s done by a Republican.

There’s nothing funny about another man giving a married woman a pair of pint panties, and according to Republicans she a potential presidential candidate, it shows a complete and utter lack of respect.

We're Democrats and we're not going to vote for Sarah Palin, heck we even call her a Bimbo, but even we wouldn't disgrace her by giving her a pair of panties! Outrageous.

How more disrespectful will you allow Republicans to get before you decide they’ve crossed the line.

Oh yeah, you probably think the male Republican in Kentucky who stomped on a female Democratic supporter’s head, busted it open and gave her a concussion was funny too?

That’s EXACTLY why the press, and everybody else in the world is calling Republicans wackos, nut cases, loony toons and all the rest.

There is no excuse for this type of poor behavior.

Maybe Republicans are so crazy because their air and water is polluted, they allow toxic waste to be buried near where they live and work, and they’re probably being poisoned and are too complicit to know it.

Funny huh? Just goes to show, ignorance is bliss.


Posted by: lindalovejones | October 27, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

TO: TexRancher who wrote:
“Boy, Liberals sure can't stand a little humor!...”
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Boy, Republicans sure will excuse ANYTHING so long as it’s done by a Republican.

There’s nothing funny about giving a married woman a pair of pint panties, and according to Republicans she a potential presidential candidate.

How more disrespectful will you allow Republicans to get before you decide they’ve crossed the line.

Oh yeah, you probably think the male Republican in Kentucky who stomped on a female Democratic supporter’s head, busted it open and gave her a concussion was funny too?

That’s EXACTLY why the press, and everybody else in the world is calling Republicans wackos, nut cases, loony toons and all the rest.

There is no excuse for this type of poor behavior.

Maybe Republicans are so crazy because their air and water is polluted, they allow toxic waste to be buried near where they live and work, and they’re probably being poisoned and are too complicit to know it.


Posted by: lindalovejones | October 27, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Boy, Liberals sure can't stand a little humor! No more than they can stand to have the laws enforced as written for the protection of AMERICAN CITIZENS! Sheriff Joe shows he has a sense of humor. Maybe he should send some pink panties to Obama. Oops! I forgot, he already has some. Pink is his color and it's not for breast cancer, it's for socialist!

Wonder why after 29 days Obama is still AWOL on the shooting of an American on Falcon Lake by Mexicans. WaPo is doing quite a job hiding the story as well.

We need more Sheriffs like Arpaio who see their duty and DO IT! No politics, just enforce the laws.

The border is not secure, Obama and Napolitano are both lying about it and we sure don't need signs telling AMERICANS they can't go into a U.S. National Park.
That's surrendering 80 miles of U.S. territory to Mexican criminals. You know, sort of like surrendering the rest of the U.S. to 20 million ILLEGAL INVADERS and then crying that DHS doesn't have the money to enforce the law when the truth is: DHS has never asked for more funds to help with enforcement and they have been offered the funds and turned them down! There's security (and honesty) for you!

Guess Obama fears offending Calderon. Wonder what Calderon is holding over his head? May be his validated birth certificate, passport history and school records that he spent about $2 million bucks to hide from us. Transparency is what he promised and transparency is what he fears!

Posted by: TexRancher | October 27, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse

I thought that at my age(50)there was not much that could surprise me but I have been proven wrong daily how can two black men standing outside of a poling place carrying picket signs be seen as threats the so called resurgence of the Black Panther Party igniting fear and hatred also immigration laws,gay and lesbian rights and all other differences that make us great as a nation with rights that millions have fought and died for us to be blessed with that freedom incite citizens who have been proud of this fact turn thousands of protesters into angry fear mongers who find nothing wrong with burning the President of the United States of America in effigy and call it peaceful protest I as a born and raised citizen of this great country don't see a difference between the Tea Party and the activities of all other terrorist groups both here and abroad

Posted by: lena2661 | October 27, 2010 2:04 AM | Report abuse

And only dummies post the same message three different times!

Posted by: scubanut | October 26, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Only uninformed and exreme liberal readers of the far left WP could write the ignorant
blogs on this site.

Posted by: depoulins | October 26, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Only uninformed and exreme liberal readers of the far left WP could write the ignorant
blogs on this site.

Posted by: depoulins | October 26, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Only uninformed and exreme liberal readers of the far left WP could write the ignorant
blogs on this site.

Posted by: depoulins | October 26, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

I AGREE WITH GREATGRAN1...we need more consequences for bad choices! and Sheriff Joe is willing to stand up against tyrants and those who break the law and hurt others! get a grip, people...what part of illegal don't you understand? and did you forget that we don't have rights in foreign countries? they aren't going to give us welfare, food stamps, or free medi-cal...no way...they are going to throw us in JAIL to rot!..GET IT TOGETHER, AMERICANS, AND SUPPORT SHERIFF JOE AND THOSE WHO REALLY CARE ABOUT AMERICA AND ITS PEOPLE...LEGAL PEOPLE THAT IS!

Posted by: GodHomeCountry4all | October 26, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

The boobarian personality cults of camera piggie Sheriff Joe and Mama Grizzly, pink undies notwithstanding, may be amusing from distance, but on closer inspection, they ought to make all Americans a little nervous.

Both these people are expert at garnering attention for themselves, but the quick-fix answers they advocate for serious problems fall far short of actual solutions to those problems. They are both shameless demagogues, and Palin is an especially hypocritical one.

Posted by: Iconoblaster | October 26, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Sarah Palin knows that Joe Arpaio HATES John McCain. Arpaio endorsed Romney over McCain.

Posted by: pepperjade | October 26, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

there was micro camera and odor transmitter sewn into the lining.

Posted by: MarilynManson | October 26, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

"What do you suppose Clarence Thomas would give Sarah?"

Probably ones with skid marks.

Posted by: ebabin | October 26, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

You have to love this guy. The Justice Dept is just pulling another one of Holder's racial fits to help the brown ones. The court appearance in front of the 9th Circuit is coming up fast. Can't wait and then it will be off to the Supremes after the Justice Dept fixes that ruling. I hope Holder gets it handed to him on a silver salver. The faster he is out of the Justice Dept, the better. He and his cronies are a disgrace. Look at the Black Panther handling. 2012 cannot come fast enough for me. Next month is only the beginning of the end of Obama and, especially for me, Holder. I'd love to shout goodbye to him when he leaves on his last day. Our country will be better off on that day. In the meantime I wish the sheriff the best. I just love that guy. Wish we had 1000 more just like him.

Posted by: nicholjo1 | October 26, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

I think Sheriff Joe just wants to get into Sarah Palin's pink underwear. She probably reminds him of the daughter he never had. You go Joe.

Posted by: MSUgrad | October 26, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

I think Sheriff Joe just wants to get into Sarah Palin's pink underwear. Probably sees her as the daughter he never had. You go Joe.

Posted by: MSUgrad | October 26, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

All these comments with exception of one fails to understand the significance of pink pants. Liberals pride themselves on knowledge but none of you get it so you need to do some research.
You know nothing of hard working Sheriff Joe and why he is elected year after year. You know nothing about how successful his program is in turning criminals around through his animal program. You know nothing about how criminals avoid his district. You know nothing about the significance of the pink pants. But you think you do with your nasty comments.
You need to educate yourselves and quit displaying your ignorance.
We all know these answers. Sheriff Joe is an icon. He is a man who does his job and does it well. God bless Sheriff Joe and the other men like him who do a dirty thankless job in this nasty liberal atmosphere that promotes the criminal and endangers the law abiding. We need more Sheriff Joes. We need less ignorant liberals.

Posted by: greatgran1 | October 26, 2010 7:34 AM | Report abuse

It was probably HIS pink underwear~

Posted by: Grumpypaul | October 26, 2010 6:48 AM | Report abuse

The unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld1 | October 25, 2010 11:31 PM | Report abuse

Fascist synergy...

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld1 | October 25, 2010 11:14 PM | Report abuse

What do you suppose Clarence Thomas would give Sarah?

Posted by: Tennessee2 | October 25, 2010 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Seems kinda weird.

Posted by: JBinVA1 | October 25, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Just when you think things can't get any weirder.

Posted by: rhc52 | October 25, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

So,eat your hearts out Obamabot Democrats as Sarah Palin IS THE ONE in 2012 not the
disaster from Kenya FORMER ONE,Barack Obama
as Obama is toast so stick a fork in him,
as Barack Hussein Obama is done already!
VIVA SB 1070! VIVA SHERIFF JOE! VIVA Our
Next President Sarah Palin! VIVA Arizona
Gov Jan Brewer!

Posted by: Sue1980 | October 25, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

He prolly wears it on his head at night, dreaming of Mama Grizzly

Posted by: dudh | October 25, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

I can see November from my computer screen.

Keep screeching libs. Good practice for when we enact our master plan. LOL!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: illogicbuster | October 25, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Its nice to know he isn't interested in little boys.

Posted by: Over-n-Out | October 25, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

It is wrongheaded to give Sarah Palin pink underwear. Black is definitely her color.

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | October 25, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

It is wrongheaded to give Sarah Palin pink underwear. Black is definitely her color.

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | October 25, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Nasty, horny, you know what Republican's. Pretty soon, they will all be standing in line to lick her toes.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | October 25, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Is there anything right about this incident?

Posted by: Tipidancingbear | October 25, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

He wouldn't have given her panties unless he felt that she's a Bimbo!

She's a potential Presidential Candidate, and he treats her like that!

Geez, I can only imagine how they'd hit on her, etc., if she ever got into the Oval Office (but I'm guessing she'll never really see the inside of the Oval Office).


Posted by: lindalovejones | October 25, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Now that's just nasty!

Posted by: lindalovejones | October 25, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are all nasty freaks!

Posted by: jewishmother | October 25, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are all nasty freaks!

Posted by: jewishmother | October 25, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

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