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Babeu forgot about local issues long ago. His only issue is to get to Washington and always has been (you were looking for vendetta weren't you Leon?). Babue has already exceeded his budget and curtailed training and ovetime. Officers around the county lack vital training at the local level and not just through AZ POST. To Babeu, Fast and Furious was just the rail car to jump onto to further his political career.Jan 27, 2012
Babeu for Congress!!??
Talk about your narcissistic sociopath. Will he stop at nothing to build himself up in the eyes of the public? Watching his initial video on the formation of a committee to study his bid for congress I noted that he referred to his "4" years as a sheriff. Excuse me, but by my count he hasn't completed 3 yet. On the other hand, he did the same thing when he ran for sheriff and referred to his "5" years with Chandler PD. Apparantely that time included his time in the academy and a couple of years during which he was activated and working on the border.
Every time he talks about transparancy in government I picture a clear glass with very murky contents.
Of course ya gotta admit, as a politician and self promoter he has surpassed good ol' Joe's Record in just three years. Unfortunately, I predict that the voting puplic will love this guy. He has been able to hit on hot issues, twisting the emotional strings, and telling them what they want to hear.
A perfect politician, you can't beat the truth out of him with a stick.
Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/community/pinal/articles/2011/10/24/20111024pinal-county-sheriff-paul-babeu-considers-Arizona-House-run.html#commentform#ixzz1bwVum600Oct 26, 2011
I don't get the sense that Bill opposes Unions as much as he does the political involvment with them that has went too far. Having been a charter member of a police union for over 10 years I have also noted the changes in the directions that the larger unons have been going. Keep in mind that some of these unions have had over 8000 members in this state alone. To a politician this translates into member x families, x friends that all vote. The unions have used their collective powers quite successfully, but over time may have become overbearing and to some extent I have personally seen them used by their top officials for personal agendas and gain. I would urge all of these unions to take a long hard look at the direction they are goiing and their allegiance and duty to the public.Oct 19, 2011
I wonder if Babeu type Politics is one the reasons that AZ was listed as one of the worse places to live?[wink]Sep 2, 2011
NPDRetiered got it right. Over a dozen employees fired anmd almost every one of them were awarded thier jobs back in Merit hearings. Babeu immediately appeals each and turns down thier unemployment insurance. So several of them are still on the payroll, have been awarded back pay and are not allowed to work. Others are in the process of sueing Babeu, citing wrongful termination and no just cause. Moral is at an all time low with many of the deputies afraid to take any action at work that incur the ire of the sheriff and result in their own terminations. Hey Pinal county residents, how safe are you? Maybe you should ask a deputy, 'cause you sure aren't going to get the truth out of Babeu.Mar 19, 2011
I heard that they staged the whole thing.Mar 9, 2011
Do you think the national sheriff's association will still be proud of themselves when Babeu comes out of the closet?Mar 9, 2011
Is he predicting this or just hoping for it? Babue: no such thing as bad press as long as they spell his name correctly. Hype and hyperbole. Smoke and mirrors. And everybody buys into it one way or the other because of the emotional hit below the belt. He may not be much of a Sheriff, but you have to admit he's a hell of a politician. In two years time he has taken every page out of Arpaio's book and then done him one better.
Ron White was only half right. it's not that you can't fix stupid, it;s that there are so many of you out there that you can't fight stupid!Mar 9, 2011