Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas have been joined at the hip, especially since the launch of the investigation against Supervisor Don Stapley. In fact, Arpaio joined Thomas in suing the County, when the board of supervisors looked to fire Thomas as their legal council.
The new question is: Are Arpaio and Thomas looking to team up to take their show statewide? Its no secret that since Thomas lost Arizona AG to Goddard 6 years ago, he would like to be back for another shot. The latest seems to point to Thomas taking on Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne in 2010.
Arpaio is firing up the national media again, this time taking his show to late night, to promote his new reality show. Despite several controversial conflicts lately, the Sheriff continues to remain popular. This begs the question of if the sheriff will perform his quadrennial flirt with running for Governor?