Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Obama & Holder Use Federal Threat Of Law To Bully Opponents

Case in point is Sheriff Joe. The boys in Washington are ticked off at all things Arizona and especially Sheriff Joe Arpaio. I too would be ticked if I had acted so incredibly stupid that a mere sheriff could make me, the president, look like a complete fool.

U.S. may sue Arizona's Sheriff Arpaio for not cooperating in investigation
The investigations reflect the tangled politics surrounding the immigration debate. The criminal probe is led by Dennis K. Burke, the U.S. attorney in Phoenix who was a top aide to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Two of Arpaio's attorneys, Robert N. Driscoll and Asheesh Agarwal, were officials in the Justice Department's civil rights division in the George W. Bush administration. They denied that the sheriff, a Republican who has been reelected four times since 1992, has been uncooperative or has engaged in racial profiling, misusing money or targeting political enemies.

"The sheriff's office is cooperating fully with the grand jury investigation and has complete confidence that the inquiry will clear it of any wrongdoing," Agarwal said. "The office has always fulfilled its responsibilities truthfully, honorably, and in full compliance with state and federal law."

Arpaio's attorneys contend that the investigations are politically motivated, citing a news conference in March at which Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was quoted as saying he expects the inquiries to "produce results."

This administration proves daily that they are clueless and incompetent, but this Chicago-style thuggery should be even below them. Unfortunately, it appears to be their modus operandi .

Thuggery is as thuggery does.