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Vamos, Jose! Sheriff Joe Sells Spanish Version of Famous Pink Underwear

Vamos, Jose! Sheriff Joe Sells Spanish Version of Famous Pink Underwear

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USAToday.com

July 12, 2011

MARICOPA COUNTY: Controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who began forcing jail inmates to wear pink “Go, Joe” undergarb 17 years ago, offers a Spanish-language version that says, “Vamos, Jose!”

The Arizona Republic reports that the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America sells the new undergarb at a Phoenix Mexican restaurant.

“It will raise more money to help at-risk youth, and it is a poke in the eye to the critics who for years have called me racist because of my tough stance on illegal immigration,” Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County, says in a news release. “I’m not a racist and have never been. I simply believe people who come to this country should do so legally.”

The news release says Arpaio is trying to boost sales and have a little fun. The boxers, he says, will “raise eyebrows as well as sales.”

Latina activist Lydia Guzman of Somos America and Respect Repeto calls it “just another publicity stunt.”

The new shorts and the Mexican restaurant location do not prove the sheriff isn’t racist, Guzman says, according to the newspaper. “Who is he trying to convince?” she asks. “He is trying too hard to convince us.”

Last week, Arpaio said he planned to bring a chain-gang of undocumented immigrants to pick up trash before the All-Star baseball game at Chase field in Phoenix on Tuesday.

“Everything I do, there’s a method, whether on punishment or deterrent,” Arpaio says, the newspaper reports.


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    crowfeeder

    about 3 years ago

    928 Comments

    Interesting.

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    cmm07r

    about 3 years ago

    1034 Comments

    When's he going to sell these out side of the restaurant. They're neat, funny, and It's a great way to raise money. Selling them outside the restaurant just helps raise more.

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    boritico

    about 3 years ago

    928 Comments

    Vamos Jose!!!

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    boritico

    about 3 years ago

    928 Comments

    Vamos Jose!!!

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    SteveofCa

    about 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    Outstanding! It's nice to see a real leader take a stand and stay strong, feet firmly planted. That's character!!! Just wish he was here in California. It frustrates me that illegals have more rights than I do in my own country, free medical and food stamps. Yet a citizen who is unemployed will get billed for medical services. At this rate, Soci Security will not be around when i retire and I paid into it for the past 25 years, longer than a lot of illegals! I was involved. In an accident with an illegal, no license, no Insurance who paid for it? I PAID FOR IT AND THE ILLEGAL WALKED AWAY.... DRUNK, RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE HIGHWAY PATROL!

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    VetSupporter

    about 3 years ago

    10 Comments

    I have admired this gentleman since I heard of him 17 (?) years ago. It seems like longer than 17 years. I first heard of him when he was in the news about the inmates in his jail would not be treated better than our soldiers that are fighting a war in unthinkable conditions. I wish he would run for President of the USA.

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    Forensic_Psych03

    about 3 years ago

    4 Comments

    I say Way to Go, Sheriff Joe! If every Law Enforcement official were as tough as he is, maybe we wouldn't have such a large population of illegal immigrants sucking our resources dry! Officials at a lower level have to take control, because it's for sure Obama isn't trying to stop illegals, instead, he's campaigning for their vote (which they shouldn't even have the right to do!). Just because he believes people should come here legally (as do I, and many, many others), does not make him a racist. Instead, it proves that he has common sense! Come on people, the time to blame EVERYTHING on freakin' race is over with!!

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    alex11991

    about 3 years ago

    1978 Comments

    Awesome and a good cause!

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    skrgrl74

    about 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    I totally LOVE this Dude!!!! Makes me want to move to AZ just to live in his county!!!

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    RAMBO_911

    about 3 years ago

    68986 Comments

    GOD Bless Sheriff Joe!

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    DALLASCRANE

    about 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    I have a regular pair of the pink shorts signed by Joe. Paid for by private funds to help Joe's charity. Look very similar to the picture. Gotta frame them........

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    msjayelbee

    about 3 years ago

    612 Comments

    LOVE THAT MAN!

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    FreezeP

    about 3 years ago

    1456 Comments

    Sheriff Joe, are you hiring? i would be honored to work for you. I would like for our Sheriff to get some lessons from you. Sheriff Joe for PRESIDENT!!! can someone put the info on here to be able to order a pair? I live in TN a would wear them in support of Sheriff Joe!

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    ocifer2649

    about 3 years ago

    282 Comments

    There need to be more men like Sheriff Joe in this world!!

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    Robocop33

    about 3 years ago

    14642 Comments

    Now that's just funny right there!

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