Joe Arpaio and Ron Paul have something in common. Neither seems to remember some ugly racist things written in their own publications.
Ron Paul claims he hadn’t written, read, or know who authored over a decade of newsletters with extremely racist and homophobic content that went out under his own name, though he owned the newsletters, promoted them, and received millions in newsletter subscriptions. You can find 50 scans of actual Ron Paul newsletters with racist or homophobic remarks here. Ron Paul now admits writing some of his newsletters, but now Ron Paul claimss there were only 8-10 sentences of “bad stuff”. Strangely he was never aware of those sections that showed such bigotry. If you’d like to hear this in his own words, listen to this radio interview:
Now it turns out Joe Arpaio has severe selective amnesia too, especially when it comes to embarrassing bigotry published in his own name. Ever read “Joe’s Law: America’s Toughest Sheriff Takes on Illegal Immigration, Drugs and Everything Else That Threatens America“? If you haven’t read Joe’s book you are not alone! Joe Arpaio admitted under oath he hadn’t read his own book!
BODNEY: You were at least, according to the cover, listed as the lead author?
BODNEY: Does the book reflect yours views?
ARPAIO: Uhhh…I’m not sure to the best of my knowledge. I haven’t reviewed the book recently. In fact, I haven’t even read the book. [...]
BODNEY: In Joe’s Law you refer to the illegal immigration problem and about the Mexicans who want to take back Arizona and parts of the United States. A “reconquista.” Do you remember that?
ARPAIO: Once again, I’m going to say my co-author did a lot of research and many parts of the book was attributed to him…this is something injected by the co-author and I’m not familiar with that whole situation.