The article below landed in our inbox praising Aaron Flannery for putting Arizona first by stepping out of the Maricopa County Recorder's race behind him and support the Republican frontrunner, Stephen Richer.  That praise is duly earned for Flannery.  Richer is the best positioned to take that office back for conservatives and honest elections.  Thanks, Aaron, for being a true patriot.

Now, what about the mess made by former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the Maricopa County Sheriff's race?  Arpaio is 87 years old, showing signs, in our opinion, of onset of dementia (or maybe it's just age-related bad memory) and lost spectacularly in 2016 to a democrat with absolutely no idea how to run the Sheriff's office, as he has proven time and again.

It has been oft reported to us that Arpaio encouraged his former Deputy, Jerry Sheridan, to run for that office.  Also reported is that Arpaio would fully support Sheridan, help him with his campaign and raising money and all the rest of what it takes to get elected in an age of the most liberal grasp on all media needed to win an election today.  That was the right move in our opinion.  Then, out of nowhere, Arpaio suddenly filed to run for Sheriff again at the age of 87, meaning if he actually got elected, he would be in his 90's at the end of one term.  Do we seriously need a sheriff in his 90's?  And get this: his slogan includes saying "re-elect" Joe Arpaio!  Uh, Joe, that is very misleading!

Sheridan has been in law enforcement for 38 years, since he got out of high school and became a volunteer reserve deputy sheriff at the ripe old age of 18.  He pre-dated Arpaio in the Maricopa County Sheriff's office.  Two years later, he was hired by the Sheriff's department as a deputy sheriff.  That was a pretty good move for the department since Sheridan rose through the ranks to become Chief of Patrol and then Chief of Custody, overseeing the entire operation of the Maricopa County Sheriff's jail system.   Under Arpaio, Sheridan continued to rise in the ranks to become Arpaio's right hand man.  

Sheridan re-designed the jail system and oversaw the building of a new jail that was state of the art. For the last few years of the Arpaio administration, Sheridan literally ran the Sheriff's department while Arpaio was the PR guy on TV.

While Sheridan has some competition in this primary election in Bill Crawford, he is the best positioned to do the job of Sheriff.  Crawford, who everyone says is a great guy, never rose higher than Lieutenant in any law enforcement agency.  That pales beside the experience Sheridan has and perhaps Sheridan would find a place for Crawford in his administration.  Who knows?

The point is simple: Penzone is wholly unsuited to run any law enforcement agency.  He doesn't even appear to be interested in law enforcement at all.  He refuses to take care of the illegal invasion in Arizona, preferring to treat these invaders as his best friends.  Of course, they are because he helps get them get registered to vote in Arizona.  The invasion of illegals is a paramount burden on Arizona and even more dangerous in many ways that an ordinary thief.

So, back to our original premise: being a patriot in this election and following the example set by Flannery:  Sheriff Arpaio, get the hell out of the way and let's get a sheriff in office who is dedicated not only to the Sheriff's office, but to law enforcement at evey level.  Your day is over.  It comes to all of us at some point.  Your day is not this election.  It's already passed.  Step aside for the good of the community interest.  Be a patriot!

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Editor's note: we post this for only one reason: to encourage the folks at American Post Gazette to write the same message to Arpaio.  They probably won't because they are invested in Arpaio and that clouds the issue.  Notice that they do not address one of the biggest races in Arizona and why Arpaio is a mess-maker there!  This calls into question the "elephant" in the room: why are they not adding Arpaio, the spoiler, into this conversation?  That race matters more than any mentioned except the Recorder's race!  Come on, APG, do your job as political commentators!  Otherwise, you become irrelevant.  There are no ivory towers in politics.

AARON FLANNERY BOWS OUT--HELPS REPUBLICAN CAUSE
Aaron Flannery, 2016 Republican Primary candidate for Maricopa County Recorder, barely lost to embattled incumbent Helen Purcell. Purcell went on to lose to radical Democrat political hack and voter fraud expert Adrian Fontes.
Flannery was going to compete again in 2020 for the Recorder’s Office. Another Republican, Phoenix attorney Steve Richer, who gained notoriety for investigating Fontes’s shenanigans, announced his candidacy and has been traveling the county drumming up support and apparently has been well-received. Although he’s likely the stronger candidate, Flannery decided to drop out of the race and support Richer for the good of the party and the county. Both are considered conservatives.
Kudos to you, Aaron Flannery. It’s a difficult decision to decide to run for political office; and sometimes an even more difficult decision not to. Flannery has decided it’s more important to replace the integrity-challenged Fontes than it is for him to massage his own ego. This is more laudable because there is no Republican incumbent. Again, kudos to you, Aaron Flannery.
Likewise, more Republicans need to step up -- or, rather, step out -- of races they have no business running in; especially those who are challenging conservative incumbents. On occasion, incumbents need to be challenged. The most obvious this election cycle is incumbent conservative State Representative Nancy Barto challenging Uber-RINO incumbent State Senator Heather Carter in District 15. Carter needs a public political beat down. She has demonstrated her disdain for our Arizona Constitution, our statutes, and the will of the people in her relentless assault against all three as she has tried time and again to give illegal aliens benefits reserved for Arizona and American citizens. She needs to go.
Warrior-Patriot incumbent County Treasurer Royce Flora is being challenged by term-limited State Representative John Allen. American Post-Gazette readers know of our respect and fondness for Flora, so it’s a no-brainer that he has our full-throated support. Allen, on the other hand, is a bit wishy-washy and is bought and paid for by the lobbying firm Arizona Taxpayers Research Association (ATRA) which has done everything in its power over the past four years to deny low-income seniors their chance to get tax relief so they can be less at risk of losing their homes. Flora has been championing tax reductions for these low-income seniors, so ATRA is propping up Allen in an attempt to harm Flora. Not likely to work, but it makes running more expensive and risky.
Of course, there are other dynamics involved so it’s not so simplistic as “don’t run against a conservative Republican.” In addition to the Barto-Carter race, conservative incumbent State Senator Sylvia Allen (Dist-6) is being challenged in the Primary by Warrior-Patriot Bob Thorpe. Last fall, Allen announced her intention not to run for re-election and Thorpe, who is term-limited in the State House, announced his candidacy for the Senate. He was followed by carpetbagger Wendy Rogers who has some serious integrity issues considering she lives in Tempe. Then Allen decides she will run for re-election. So that district is in a mess. We shall see how it shakes out.
More Republicans need to follow Flannery’s example. Do the right thing: stop primarying conservative incumbents and/or give serious thought whether or not to run in a potentially divisive Primary--especially when two conservatives are running.
Stopping the radical Democrats, who, for the most part, do not primary each other and therefore make it easier to win a general election, is the real goal here--not massaging your ego.
Yours in the Cause of Truth,
Alexander Hamilton

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Glad to see there is at least one real patriot in Arizona.  Tired and disgusted that good conservatives get challengers from their own party.  We end up screwed.  I hope someone tells Arpaio that he is ruining his legacy, maybe already has.  He comes off as an egomaniac not a patriot.  sounds like this guy Sheridan can do the job just fine.  Goodbye Arpaio.

The Arpaio ship has sailed into the sunset. So all we MUST do is to say Thank You Joe.

The future of our Republic is at hand in this 2020 election, for ... your either with us, or against us and our form of government limits according to our Constitution. Yet with so many jumping into Arizona from our neighbor Mexico and those from progressive bastions of conservative hate like California, we must remain strong to confront the lies, and deceit of evil posturing to steal our sovereign state from conservative values and morals. information is dangerous to those who want to enslave you to them.

Sheridan was the one running the Office while Joe was out trying to be a star doing all the appearances. He is the force behind the office of Sheriff that  caused Millions of dollars lost through the trials that resulted in charges against Joe Arpaio and Sheridan. Those of us that were there saw what really happened and who was really in-charge. Why not take Sheridan at his word. During his trial he told a news agency he should have refused to be Chief Deputy and that he should have stayed as head of the jails. I will post a link to that story. The other man running for sheriff is Mike Crawford not Bill Crawford. I have spoken to Mike and he is far and away the better candidate for those of us that believe in the Constitution. Truth be told I have seen Jerry Sheridan, personally,  scoff at the mention of the Constitution and the term "Constitutional Sheriff" during a meeting with Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his command staff, Sheridan included, at the old office 19th floor of the Wellsfargo Building in Phoenix. I will never believe he gives a whit about the Constitution we all took an oath to uphold and defend. We saw both Arpaio and Sheridan lie under oath in the court of Judge Snow and later apologize, it is in the record. Do we want to elect that kind of person? Below is a snippet from the Story in the paper. Sheridan was the one on tape telling the deputies they didn't have to follow the Courts orders I will try to find that and post here also.

In an interview with investigators, Sheridan said he had a tendency as a law enforcement officer and former jail administrator to skip over legal jargon that he didn't understand. "I'm not a lawyer. I'm a cop. I didn't know what a preliminary injunction was," Sheridan told investigators.

RELATED: Ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt of court

Sheridan told the AP that the investigators' report was unfair. Asked whether he regretted how the court order was handled, Sheridan said he should have never taken the promotion to become the sheriff's second-in-command.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2019/01/30/joe-a...

I'm not quite sure what this statement means; More Republicans need to follow Flannery’s example. Do the right thing: stop primarying conservative incumbents and/or give serious thought whether or not to run in a potentially divisive Primary--especially when two conservatives are running.

We have Daniel McCarthy running against McSally who's actually in office and we have No Republican in the Maricopa County Recorders Office to Primary, and then you agree that Carter and Allen need to go, however the statement about not challenging  Republican Office in Primary doesn't then fit, unless of course it's just okay to run against the ones we don't like, I'd like to see everyone who voted 4 the NPV, Red 4 Ed, support Red Flag laws, SB 1469, or voted out the law protecting the Kids from now being subjected to being exposed to all the new indoctrination by our new Supt. of Public Instruction have competition in the Primaries as I don't believe any of them have or will serve us.
I realize some may not like this as usual but honestly we need more not fewer choices in AZ GOP if we hope to turn AZ back to Red from Purple before it turns totally Blue.
God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk 

I, too, have heard Sheridan speak several times and have had personal conversations with him.  I also watched the sheriff's office and what was going on.  I think you, Powelson, are giving Sheridan a bad rap but I know there is a contingent that doesn't like Sheridan and some who do.  Crawford, regardless of his name, is unqualified to be sheriff but is qualified to be on the force and perhaps move up the ladder.  A lieutenant simply does not warrant a job as complex as sheriff in the 4th largest county in the country unless he has at least a degree in management as Sheridan has.  Maybe he does but I have no heard he does.  I have heard he's a nice man but I don't vote on that unless it comes with the right credentials, too.  NO one is perfect and Sheridan surely isn't either and we all make mistakes.  Thank goodness that forgiveness is part of our heritage since all of us both need to get and give it.  I support Sheridan because he has been there, done that and we don't have to pay someone to learn on the job.  I believe he is the best qualified and as the the Constitution, I have had no reason to thing he's not just familiar with the law (which the Constitution is) as Crawford and others.  If Crawford is so great, why is it he never attained a higher rank?  There is always a reason for such things.

I agree with Van's statement that we need more R;s, hopefully good constitutional conservatives, entering races,

I do think that the good sheriff deserves a thank you but geez sheriff you have reached a time in your life to take a rest.

I believe from my time spent with the Sheriff over the yrs. both on and off air he deserves our gratitude and now time to move on, and also believe Sheridan would make a good choice as met him while he worked in the Sheriffs Office and found him to be a true professional and truly concerned about the way the Laws are enforced and also know he's not a Politician but will Protect & Serve all of us. 
God Bless You All; Clair Van Steenwyk 

I think if we get one good conservative that is electable, we should not try to waste another conservative in the same race. It's not like conservatives are clamoring to run for office.  Therefore, I congratulate Aaron Flannery on having good sense and a sense of citizenship.  I like Sheridan too.

Hi Pat; I've seen this word Electable used over and over again and know the definition given in most Dictionaries, however never have heard what most in AZ consider it to mean so if you'd be so kind as to explain it in terms I can understand myself will be most appreciated. 

Weeelllll!  I would think you would know since you ran several times for different offices.  But I will take a stab and I doubt you will be satisfied

1.  Have a reasonable chance to win.  This is subjective but in my view, it's a person who can connect with voters both philosophically and visually.  So the candidate must look the part - dressed nicely in well fitting clothing, exhibits respect for the voters, doesn't use the word "I" all the time... you know, the intangibles.  Image counts for at least 50% of the decision process.

2.  Be authentic.  Voters can tell someone who is playing the part or who is blowing smoke.  Or who is over-groomed.

3.  Have a concise, understandable campaign platform that is doable, well articulated without grandstanding or seeming arrogant, that appeals to voters.

4.  Money but the will to win is more important.  Candidates can override a lack of funding with being the kind of person people can trust (see points 1-3)

5.  Learn how to campaign with humility mixed with projection of reliability and credibility.

6.  Be willing to go any where, any time

7.  Most importantly, be likeable, a person the voter can imagine in that office, without pandering.

This is just my personal opinion.  These are the points I look for.  "Electable" would be different for different people.

I believe I know what your driving at so I'll try to address these on at a time in the best way I know how to. 

1.  Have a reasonable chance to win.  This is subjective but in my view, it's a person who can connect with voters both philosophically and visually.  So the candidate must look the part - dressed nicely in well fitting clothing, exhibits respect for the voters, doesn't use the word "I" all the time... you know, the intangibles.  Image counts for at least 50% of the decision process.
(I agree with the basic of a dress code and have ideas or positions others can at the very least understand, not certain image is 50% but at the very least being professionally attired does give the person credibility. Reasonable chance to win, yes in most cases, however when we ran against the GOP Establishment Candidates in 12 we hoped we'd win of course however most didn't consider it reasonable to expect to do so, however to expose the real positions of them for us was also as important and believe in the long run we did, as I heard from many after he was in the Senate that the wished they have listened and that was also very important to us, sort of like a Paul Revere you warn them and then hope they'll do the right thing.)

2.  Be authentic.  Voters can tell someone who is playing the part or who is blowing smoke.  Or who is over-groomed. ( Agree)

3.  Have a concise, understandable campaign platform that is doable, well articulated without grandstanding or seeming arrogant, that appeals to voters. ( Agree, however remember some think a person is arrogant just because they have answers to complex problems.)

4.  Money but the will to win is more important.  Candidates can override a lack of funding with being the kind of person people can trust (see points 1-3) ( The will to win is without a Doubt one of the most important things a Candidate can and must have, however in our day where you need to be able to contact Thousands in some races and millions in others Money is a Key to doing that especially in a National or Statewide race and the power brokers are for the most part the ones who decides who get the monies and who doesn't and it's almost always the Incumbents.)

5.  Learn how to campaign with humility mixed with projection of reliability and credibility. ( Being humble is a difficult thing to define, as so many believe it more often than not means to be like a servant, when in fact the Biblical meaning for that is to be Humbled to serve God in spite of what people may think when you do it, and most don't and won't serve that way as it generally will make you enemies as is also true in straight forward politics, being reliable and credible guess that subject to ones definition, I've always believed being reliable is to show up on time and be there to help others when you say you will and credible for campaigns is to know the subject matter and have real solutions to issues not just pie in the sky.) 

6.  Be willing to go any where, any time ( That's at times easier said then done, however I know when we ran for the U.S. Senate against Flake we traveled over 56,000 miles and went to parts of the State many who were born here have probably never been to.)

7.  Most importantly, be likeable, a person the voter can imagine in that office, without pandering.
( Once again that's a word that subject to ones personal choices, I know we had people all over the state and still do who loved us and have stayed in touch over the yrs. and also some who didn't like us just because we dared to challenge the insider, so for me being well liked is subjective and being honest and trustworthy is more important and liking you once your trusted usually follows.)
I hope this is of some help to you and one more thing I believe anyone running must have the dedication to fight for what they know is right no matter the odds, as informing or educating voters is the primary thing one must do, so they'll know that those who support them truly understand who they are and why they run.
I know at present Randy Miller is being called an enemy of those in office by some AZ State legislators, and their reason is he's exposing their records, so I believe he's now going thru what we experienced each time we ran and glad we did it and would do it again just for the pleasure of letting the public know the Truth.
God Bless You; Clair Van Steenwyk

This reply has less to do with people's impression of candidates for Sheriff, and more to do with how well, or not, they have a deep understanding of the authority of their office. And how well they use that authority to protect us from an overbearing Fed Govt. Regardless of how good they are at the politics, policy, liability issues, way too many Sheriffs have given in to outside forces. Please read "Are You A David?) by Sheriff Mack, who took the rights of his constituents seriously enough to take it to the Supreme Court, and won. Think he's a quack; READ the book as I believe it has most of the standards by which a candidate for any office should be judged. Note: I have met Sheriff Mack once and know him only by his history and am not affiliated with him in any way. Glenn Helm

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