Michele Bachmann schedules date with Sheriff Joe Arpaio

These two deserve each other.
This is a match made in some sort of violently perverted heaven: Michele Bachmann, Minnesota's own Matron of Mean, is advertising an upcoming appearance with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Arizona lawman who has earned national fame as a cruel and corrupt little fascist.

That's right! For the low, low price of $250, you can attend a VIP reception with both these proud Americans at the luxurious Scottsdale Plaza Resort outside Phoenix.

No doubt these two will have a lot to talk about. Bachmann has made her career putting a creepily smiley face on the nativist gay-baiting McCarthyist paranoia of the far right.

Arpaio's work as Maricopa County sheriff shows what these attitudes and policies look like when they're actually enacted. (Hint: They look like tent-city gulags without decent medical care where prisoners are frequently beaten or strangled to death.)

With Bachmann plainly gearing up for a run for the presidency, maybe she's feeling out Sheriff Joe as a potential running mate. It would make quite a ticket. At the very least, she might consider him to head up the FBI or the Department of Homeland Security or something.

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Rachel Nygaard
Rachel Nygaard

You should also add that these 'tent cities' aren't reserved for convicted criminals. Many of my students in Arizona (poor young men) ended up here prior to conviction. Sadistic Arpaio and Crazy Bachmann truly do deserve each other.


All they need now is that crazy Coulter beotch.


This explains a lot. As a symbol of solidarity with Joe, all Bachmann staffers are required to wear pink underwear, live in tents, and eat only twice a day.

Now we know why she can't seem to hold on to a Chief of Staff. I mean, c'mon, have you ever seen Ron Carey wear pink?

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