Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Here Comes Rick Perry's Parade of Bad Ideas

Posted By on Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 5:00 PM

When you have the opportunity to suck up to a rogue, civil rights dismissing fame-hound of a law enforcement officer who many people consider to be a racist, you have to do it, right?


In an attempt to eliminate any doubt over his conservative credentials, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is seeking the support of Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

This week, Arpaio told the Texas Tribune that he remained open to the idea, but wasn’t ready to make an endorsement. He said Perry’s past support for guest-worker proposal for Mexicans and his endorsement of a law that grants undocumented students in-state tuition would not keep him from endorsing the Texas governor.

The backing of the Arizona sheriff—known for his unsympathetic stance on illegal immigration and aggressive push for increased border security—could give Perry a boost with Republican primary voters, many of whom share Arpaio’s views on immigration.

But some Republicans believe that an endorsement from Arpaio could come back to bite the front-runner Perry in the general election, should he win the nomination, particularly among Latino voters.

“It certainly won’t help,” Alfonso Aguilar, the executive director of the Washington-based group Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, told Univision News.

Tags: , , , ,

Comments (10)

Showing 1-10 of 10

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-10 of 10

Add a comment

More by Dan Gibson

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
Hip Hop Yoga

Hip Hop Yoga @ Floor Polish

Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

The Harry Potter Charity Ball

Strada Company presents a celebration and cosplay party of all things Harry Potter for the benefit of… More

@ Tucson Scottish Rite Cathedral Sat., July 29, 6-10 p.m. 160 S. Scott Ave.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. A Few Thoughts On the Mexican American Studies Trial (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Quick Bites: Exo's 5th Birthday Party (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Quick Bites: Main Gate Square Culinary Challenge (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Jogger Plans Half-Day Run To Support No More Deaths (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. BASIS Connives to Maintain Its Elite Charter School Status in Baton Rouge (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation