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Sheriff Gives Palin Pink Panties

Sheriff Gives Palin Pink Panties

Is it ever ok to give a woman you aren’t sleeping with a pair of panties?  Especially when that woman is a high-profile public figure, like former Alaskan governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin?

Well, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio seems to believe the answer is yes, and that gloating about it online is the appropriate way to tell the world about it.

Via the Hill:

Sarah Palin received an unlikely gift from a famous admirer over the weekend: A pair of pink women’s underwear.

The underwear was from Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who met the former Alaska governor at a Tea Party rally in Phoenix on Friday. 

Arpaio announced the gift on Twitter. “Just got done welcoming Sarah Palin to our County. Had a nice chat and gave her a pair of pink underwear,” he wrote.

The Hill explains that pink underwear is actually one of the punishments that the sheriff, who is best known for his zealous campaigning for Arizona’s racist anti-immigration law, has used to keep his inmates under control.

With that explanation in mind, it’s perhaps even more disturbing that he would give pink panties to Palin.  Is it really some sort of (bizarre) gesture of respect? Or is this subconsciously his form of domination and asserting himself over someone he wants under his control.

Either way, it safe to say that it’s somewhat disturbing.  So a quick message to Sheriff Arpaio — don’t give women underwear.  It’s weird. Thanks.

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12:39PM PST on Feb 16, 2011

The regressive Republican Party of No is mean-spirited, thuggish, religiously fanatical, scientifically ignorant, corrupt, hypocritical, xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic, evolution and global warming denying, authoritarian, selfish, greedy, lacking compassion, warmongering, and otherwise dangerous.

NEVER vote for Republicans.

8:50PM PST on Feb 15, 2011

It was meant in good natured fun as not everyone will admit.

2:46PM PST on Feb 15, 2011

What kind of circus has the T-GOP become? It seems anything goes. In the words of Daffy Duck....What a maroon!

11:52AM PDT on Nov 6, 2010

This woman is a waste of time for anyone who pays attention to her stupidity. Nothing but a "Public woman" and I don';t mean politics, this is just to say it nicely.

1:25AM PDT on Nov 2, 2010

I think a pink muzzle would have been much more appropriate.

11:40PM PDT on Nov 1, 2010

It definitely is disturbing.

10:48PM PDT on Oct 31, 2010

I generally think it's inappropriate but when we're talking Sarah Palin, I think anything goes.

5:22PM PDT on Oct 31, 2010

Perhaps the sheriff needs to look to his laurels. The principle behind a man giving a gift to a woman that is intended to be worn by her, is that it would be entirely in order if he were personally to place and remove that gift from her person. That being the case, where does this leave the sheriff?

7:39AM PDT on Oct 31, 2010

JULIE C., based on your comment I'm finding the giving of the undies to Palin amusing. My mind ponders pink straight jackets, could be appropriate gifts for Palin and Sheriff Joe as well, perhaps some pink muzzles as an accessory piece. In 99% of any other like situation, I'd say it was inappropriate, but.............this is the exception to the rule.

12:28AM PDT on Oct 31, 2010

You can interpret the pink pantiies anyway you want...

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