• Mr. Patterson’s Wrong
    posted by Mike McClellan at 10 April, 6:54 AM  0 
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    Fellow Arizona Politics blogger Tom Patterson’s posted something to the effect that Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery has  punched the Department of Justice Bully in the mouth.

    A deserved punch, according to Patterson.

    Patterson claims the DOJ has “bullied” Sheriff Arpaio — say what?  A bully bullied?  Huzzah!

    But not in Patterson’s mind.  No, Patterson claims that the DOJ is “thoroughly politicized” and then somehow weaves this issue into something about the agency “trying to influence, or even steal, an election.”

    Hmm . . . “thoroughly politicized,”  ”trying to influence an election.”  Tom, meet Joe Arpaio.

    Anyhow, Patterson apparently believes that Montgomery has swooped in to save the day.

    Well, no.  If Patterson’ll recall, during Montgomery’s huffing and puffing last week at his press conference, he was particularly incensed about the hundreds of sexual assaults uninvestigated by the MCSO.  Incensed not at the Sheriff, but at the DOJ for not sharing evidence of it.

    Newsflash, Bill:  The MCSO has admitted to that already.  They have the evidence.  All Montgomery has to do is go across the street and ask for it from the MCSO.  

    But nope.  He’s rather muddy the waters, ready to point fingers at someone other than the guy responsible for what Sen. John McCain called the “appalling” lack of law enforcement by the MCSO 


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