So tomorrow in Fountain Hills, supporters of The Most Publicity-Desperate Sheriff in America will hold a rally and march (you can read about it here).
While they march for Joe, I wonder if they’ve kept track of how much dough Joe’s cost us in the last week.
Let’s see, that’d be $975,000 in the trumped-up animal abuse case against the Chandler cop, who promptly sued the Sheriff — meaning us — and won that amount.
And yesterday, courts ordered the Sheriff — meaning us, again — to pay the Republic and Channel 12 $45,000 in attorney’s fees because MCSO refused to turn over the Pinal County investigative report of the MCSO, despite the fact that the report was a public record.
Total charged against Joe for the week? $1,020,000.
Total paid by Joe? 0
Total paid by taxpayers, including Joe’s supporters marching for him tomorrow? $1,020,000.
But a million is chicken feed for Joe — he’s cost us tens of millions during his too-long reign of error and terror.
His supporters’ response: Joe’s the only one who enforces all the laws all the time.
Except, of course, for the laws he ignores — all the time.
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Bio: Mike McClellan has lived in Arizona since 1967 where he attended high school and the University of Arizona. McClellan taught high school English for 36 years, including 30 years at at Dobson High School in Mesa. He has been a contributing columnist to both the East Valley Republic editions and the East Valley Tribune.