Sunday, July 20, 2008

Duel in the Desert ends in a draw

Sheriff Arpaio with guest Lorie

Last night's "Duel in the Desert" between Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas ended in a draw. They both shot the wrong person! Using paintball guns, Thomas shot one of Arpaio's deputies, and Arpaio shot one of Thomas's deputies. The deputies didn't look too pleased, one of them took off his paint-stained shirt and walked around the rest of the evening shirtless.

There were probably at least a couple of hundred guests at the Maricopa County GOP event. Several items were auctioned off, including pink underwear (which went for $400), cowboy hats and handkerchiefs autographed by the guys. Sheriff Arpaio wore a string tie, even though he was warned that Pinnacle Peak Patio would cut it off and hang it from the ceiling like it has done with hundreds of other ties. Arpaio's response, "just let them try."

Read the New Times coverage of the event, which includes a video of the draw.

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