Just in case you haven’t reached your recommended daily allowance of irony, let me fill your cup to the brim. Fascist Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is upset because people are discriminating against him because of his advanced age, as if that’s the reason he’s being so strongly criticized.
Arpaio, who turns 81 next week, slammed his detractors in an interview with KSAV TV for calling his suitability for office into question on the basis of his age.
“I get very angry at people out there throwing my age out now,” Arpaio said of his critics. “Last resort they have to throw my age out there and that’s disgusting.”…
“It’s an insult to all senior citizens, to criticize and make fun of someone’s age,” Arpaio said. “I’ve been a poster boy for illegal immigration. I’m gonna be a poster boy this time around for all the senior citizens out there with discrimination against them.”
A brilliant bit of distraction, casting himself as the hero of one group rather than the oppressor of another (or many others). The issue is not his age; he was unfit for office in his 20s too. Gosh Joe, you feel the sting of discrimination? How about that.