One of Sheriff Arpaio’s slickly produced and effective commercials concerns the Sheriff’s concern for our four-legged friends.
In the spot, we learn that Arpaio’s received awards from folks like the Humane Society for his animal protection. Well and fine.
But as I watched that spot, I was reminded of the hundreds of sexual assault victims Arpaio chose to ignore, some of whom were kids. And I guess I wish Arpaio had as much concern for those human victims as the animal ones.
Not so funny is that his well-produced ads will be effective in changing the subject. They allow his supporters to say, “See, Joe’s our man!” And ignore his extraordinary abuse and neglect of his office.
So . . . .
Where are Penzone’s ads? It’s 40-something days from election day, just a few days from early voting, and silence from Penzone.
Here’s hoping Penzone’s ready to blitz the airwaves with ads in the next five weeks. And even then, we probably have another four years of that phony.
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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.