Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County, Arizona's Sheriff and Pink Undies Distributor, Seizes Nixon Library

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks in Yorba Linda tonight, but protesters may have a hard time getting themselves, their noisemakers and their picket signs near Maricopa County, Arizona's no-shit-taking, immigrant-jailing, pink-underwear-dispensing lawman.

That's because he'll be inside the gated, guarded Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, which is as protester-friendly as the tortured statesman buried there.

Tin soldiers and Sheriff Joe's coming . . .

But it's not the National Archives-operated public facility that's hosting Arpaio and conservative talk-radio man Larry Elder. Nor is it the private Richard Nixon Foundation, which routinely brings the likes of Newt Gingrich, Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter to the YL, yo.

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Photo by Deanna Dent/Phoenix New Times
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is such a doll to the protesters who follow him from Arizona to California.

Tonight's gig is brought to you by Philip Liberatore, the conservative activist and radio yakker who snagged a spring 2010 endorsement from Arpaio in a tea-baggy and ultimately failed bid to unseat fat cat Representative Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar).

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Photo by Beth Stirnaman/OC Weekly
Arpaio draws a crowd in Anaheim.

Liberatore obviously ponied up the five grand or so it takes to book the sprawling complex's East Room.

The only time I personally witnessed Sheriff Joe moseying into town was to headline a November 2009 fund-raiser for Bill Hunt, who mounted a tea-baggy and ultimately failed bid to unseat OC's Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. Time will only tell if Arpaio will ever get behind a local winner.


Arpaio was in rare form that night at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, raising yuks with his references to the undocumented, the mostly Latino protesters outside and the undocumented, mostly Latino protesters outside.

Weekly bloggers, meanwhile, are forever grateful for Sheriff Joe posing next to Hunt and Huntington Beach Mexican hate-ress Barbara Coe. We've recycled Beth Stirnaman's shot more often than a Trader Joe's bag. Hell, I believe Gustavo even managed to use it on the food blog. For those who've missed it . . .

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Photo by Beth Stirnaman/OC Weekly
Three amigos

If you can even still get in tonight, tickets are $50. But $150 VIP tickets will likely allow you to pose with Sheriff Joe and his tight lips. Asylum gates open at 7 p.m. Phone (877) 676-5837 for ticket info.

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Marissahernandez18
Marissahernandez18

We need more people like him.18 million illegals in this country and such a high unemployment rate.I hope a homeless veteran smacks everyone in the face for not supporting Joe.Gustavo,go to Mexico and help out the people there.Quit being such a whiney bitch.

Mannygdominguez
Mannygdominguez

Are you kidding? first of all, we were basically kicked to the side walk by the library staff, which by the way contends does not support him “yea right”; then look at the city around the library, I bet he felt right at home, it's a racist town, I know because I lived down there for many years, people are not willing to venture into or near that area.

 mac
mac

Love Sheriff Joe. He should be Homeland Security Director.

Bajadan
Bajadan

Dear Sheriff John.........please accept my heartfelt wishes that you kiss MBA! Go back to your rock and think about what a fool you are. I know that you and the KKK boys are itching to get back and chase down a few "Illegals". Sheriff you are a joke, your efforts are meaningless, please go home and take your cronies with you. I wish you no ill will and I really hope you will one day realize what a fool you are and change your ways..

PS. MBA stands for "my brown ass".

Barbara Herard
Barbara Herard

This is a damn shame. Slavery is over, Sheriff. And we won't go back. NONE OF US ARE GOING BACK TO CHAINS. RIGHT NOW YOU HAVE A FEW OF US IN CHAINS BUT WE REFUSE TO ACCEPT SLAVERY ANYMORE.

Tgstkmop
Tgstkmop

Lhousemansr, you're right... Joe is a ho!!! Nickle Bag Joe sure talks a big game, but is really a big pussy! He spent the night in his Jail, which he always brags about, but what he doesn't tell everyone is that he had armed guards watching him everywhere. Fucking former narc piece of shit, karma's coming his way for all the blood on his hands.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

I did use that photo in the food blog, and we have to get it over to Heard Mentality—ranks up there with dead Harold Ezell and Chapman Christian-underwear girls as one of our greatest shots EVER.

mamamia
mamamia

What a waste of air and space... get that old rotten soul out of California!

Lhousemansr
Lhousemansr

WTG We need more like him, this side of the border would be much better off. Keep it up Hoe, good job

 mac
mac

Loser.....Sheriff Joe rules!

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