|Nope, certainly nothing gay about this.|
As I've long said, (like in this old piece on Street Carnage on why it's pointless to talk politics at the bar), "every single conservative asshole you have ever met is a self-loathing homosexual who wants to kill you." It's a fact of life so self-evident it barely even needs to be repeated. The problem is, these fuckers keep repeating it for us with their political chicanery and tiny rainbow-colored boners. Meet Sheriff Paul Babeu, who, according to his website, is the 2011 “Sheriff of the Year as selected by his colleagues in the National Sheriff’s Association." He's also placing pretty high in the 2012 "Cliche of the Year" awards as selected by me.
Dangerous Minds described him thusly:
Babeu’s the strident, rightwing, bald-headed blowhard who’s neck and neck with Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the contest to see which of them can get the most “Hey, look at me!” media attention for being the most hateful racist hard-ass in Arizona law enforcement. He was in John McCain’s “border patrol” campaign ad in 2008. The guy’s got an insatiable need for media attention and is frequently seen on Fox News whenever they require someone to play a border hawk.
Oh word, this dude is from Arizona? Didn't see that one coming. [see also: Arizona: America’s Kramer].
Babeu is running for Congress. No surprise there. Also no surprise that he's a big giant gay homosexual. The Phoenix New Times reports that Babeu "who became the face of Arizona border security nationally after he started stridently opposing illegal immigration — threatened his Mexican ex-lover with deportation when the man refused to promise never to disclose their years-long relationship, the former boyfriend and his lawyer tell New Times."
Hooo boy. That seems a tad bit unethical, but this is Arizona we're talking about afterall, so there's probably already a law on the books that makes sending "spc fgtz back where they came from" legal, so I can't say for sure.
"If what [Babeu's attorney] says is correct [about Jose's being illegal], either the sheriff had a long relationship with someone he knew was undocumented, while all the time being Mr. Bluster about the border and using it for political gain," or he threatened to deport someone he just broke up with, [immigration attorney] Merritt says. NT
Either way, it's bound to hurt Babeu's standing among the state's conservative voters. He may have a record of being tough on crime, but there's one thing even a tough guy like this can't control: the laws of love. Sweet, sweet, forbidden, sexxxy Mexican love. The boner, they say, wants what the boner wants.