Lou Dobbs with a Gun


Not America's toughest sheriff. Just the most megalomaniacal.

Ready to cash in on the immigration crisis (see Nick Gillespie's "What Immigration Crisis," in the August-September print edition of Reason), the no-nonsense Sheriff from the desert is up to his usual tricks: finding new ways to violate those irksome civil liberties that get in the way of him doing his damn job.

Except this time, Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff Joe Arpaio has turned his rage toward Mexicans—or as he calls them, "alien smugglers and their customers."

And Arpaio's new vigilante Posse crusade is great news for an area already riddled with cases of clear racial profiling.

Yet Arpaio is simply following a track record of self-promotion and costing his county millions with his "America's Toughest Cop" facade.

After all, this is the man who brought us green bologna, ostrich meat, pink underwear, and raids on prison pornography.

Rest assured, immigration advocates. With Arpaio against us, we can't lose.

Sheriff Joe's new commercial here.