Word on the street has it that hard core wingnut, J.D. Hayworth (yes – he is as dumb as he looks) will primary Sen John McCain for his Arizona Senate seat.
“I think it’s way overdue,” Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. “He’d make a great
Hayworth frequently lauded Arpaio on his radio show for the sheriff’s willingness to enforce state and federal illegal immigration laws.
Arpaio has a history of clashing with McCain. In 2008, Arpaio endorsed GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney instead of his senator. In 2000, he backed George W. Bush over McCain. In December, Arpaio hosted a fundraiser to benefit Hayworth’s legal defense fund.
State Sen. Russell Pearce, a Mesa Republican and outspoken critic of McCain’s stance on illegal immigration, called Hayworth a “good-spirited patriot” and applauded his decision to enter the race.
McCain, Pearce said, has “strayed from the basic principles (Republicans) believe in.”
This could get interesting as Side Show Sarah has already announced that she’ll defy calls from the teabag fringe and campaign for McCain. Get ready some hardcore wingnut on wingnut action in AZ. May the craziest mofo win.