It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. The intrepid Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, who made outrageous charges sans any evidence whatsoever against Governor Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and the entire Tea Party movement, is facing a recall election. Via Valerie Richardson at the Washington Times:
Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has never lost an election, but that was before his remarks assigning blame for the deadly Tucson, Ariz., shooting to political “vitriol” and calling Arizona “a mecca for prejudice and bigotry.”
Now it’s Sheriff Dupnik who finds himself on the public-opinion hot seat. A group opposed to illegal immigration has begun an effort to recall the sheriff in a special election. Meanwhile, a Pima County tea party group is planning on holding a “Dump Dupnik” rally next week outside his office.
“I haven’t been a fan of Dupnik‘s for a long time, but this really was the straw that broke the camel’s back,” said Tom Rompel, co-owner of Black Weapons Armory in Tucson. “He’s law enforcement. We expect ‘the facts, ma’am,’ not his opinion. He leans far left, always has, and frankly, people have had enough.”
Maybe if Sheriff Dipstick Dupnik had simply done his job, he wouldn’t have had to cover up his incompetence with these irresponsible and wholly unsubstantiated accusations. Let’s hope the voters…er…reward him with an opportunity for a new and exciting career.