Monday, March 5, 2012

Birther of a nation

So, the birthers are back in the news, thanks to America's Favorite Gestapo Officer, Joe Arpaio, the Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. That means I get to link back to my own take on the birthers, A Brief History of the Wagner for President Campaign.

But it also means I get to disagree with one of my favorite bloggers, Digby of Hullabaloo. In her own piece on Arpaio, Digby expresses the hope that "Maybe his press conference today finally did him in." I respectfully disagree. I think Sheriff Hochstetter knows his own constituents -- it's how he keeps getting re-elected. He thinks that going Full Metal Birther will get him another term as Sheriff, and based on what I know of Arizona politics, I think he's right.

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