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.