The Midnight Ride of Paul Babeu
When Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu tipped anti-immigrant protesters to the arrival of undocumented minors to a shelter in Oracle, hilarity ensued.
A Republican sheriff who takes a hard line against immigration and aspired (aspires?) to political office.
A few busloads of undocumented minors (who never arrived).
A Republican congressional primary candidate who tried to use the protest to his advantage.
A busload of YMCA campers who happened to be driving by.
A mariachi band.
In other words, just another day in Arizona politics.
Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).