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The Midnight Ride of Paul Babeu
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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).

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