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Paul Babeu Embroiled in Scandal
abc ^ | 2/19/12 | staff

Posted on 02/19/2012 2:24:14 PM PST by Mikey_1962

Former Ariz. Sheriff allegedly threatened to deport secret male lover.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: blackmail; homosexualagenda; illegalalien
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1 posted on 02/19/2012 2:24:19 PM PST by Mikey_1962
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To: Mikey_1962
Just your typical Romney supporter.


2 posted on 02/19/2012 2:28:38 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Is that the Sheriff that blamed Sarah Palin for the Tucson shooting?


3 posted on 02/19/2012 2:31:11 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: Mikey_1962

The only real question remaining: who played the boy and who played the girl? Lord, this society is sick!


4 posted on 02/19/2012 2:31:10 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Two rules of Politics:+

Don’t get caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy.

Babeu may be toast.


5 posted on 02/19/2012 2:33:03 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Mikey_1962
You bad man! You very very bad man!


6 posted on 02/19/2012 2:36:52 PM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: omega4179
No. That was Sheriff Dumbprick from Pima County.


7 posted on 02/19/2012 2:37:14 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Mikey_1962

What a disappointment this turned out to be. I thought he was the real deal.


8 posted on 02/19/2012 2:39:26 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: omega4179
Is that the Sheriff that blamed Sarah Palin for the Tucson shooting?

Unfortunately, no.

Babeu has actually been tough on crime and strong on illegal immigration.

9 posted on 02/19/2012 2:39:47 PM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: Mikey_1962

I live in Maricopa in Pinal county, and AFAIK Babeu hasn’t resigned as sheriff. He DID resign from Romney’s campaign though.

Mrs. Prince of Space


10 posted on 02/19/2012 2:40:44 PM PST by Prince of Space (Obama cares a lot about the poor. In fact, he wants to make more of them.)
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To: Mikey_1962

Great. And he was one of the exasperatingly few strong vocal supporters for border enforcement. Now revealed as a sicko.

Pardon me while I throw up.


11 posted on 02/19/2012 2:45:19 PM PST by greene66
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To: Yankee

That’s what I thought.


12 posted on 02/19/2012 2:52:59 PM PST by ngat
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To: Lazlo in PA

He is just another corrupt queer cop.


13 posted on 02/19/2012 3:10:29 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: omega4179
No
He one of ours...the sheriff where i live and Sara palins daughter did live...he on the right...so not good
14 posted on 02/19/2012 3:12:06 PM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: Prince of Space

Really..i post from NNY as we speak...


15 posted on 02/19/2012 3:15:36 PM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: tophat9000

Good burgers


16 posted on 02/19/2012 3:17:03 PM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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17 posted on 02/19/2012 3:17:30 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Mikey_1962

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18 posted on 02/19/2012 3:22:33 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: omega4179
Nope. That was Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, a loathsome Democrat and a really poor human being.

Sheriff Paul Babeau is the sheriff of Pinal County. A conservative hero until he came out of the closet, he was Romney's Arizona campaign co-chairman.
19 posted on 02/19/2012 3:30:50 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

This gay guy talks tough on illegal immigration, but has an illegal alien lover on the side? WTF?

Even the “moderate” Romney threw him overboard.
This dude is finished.


20 posted on 02/19/2012 3:42:50 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Yankee

“Babeu has actually been tough on crime and strong on illegal immigration”

Except for his illegal, mexican boy toy.


21 posted on 02/19/2012 3:44:44 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: greene66

This guy looks like a total fool..

I do however believe a gay man or most likely a gay woman could win a Republican primary...if they had a strong passion for important issues and didnt spend much time talking about homosexuality. If they didnt build their campaign around their lifestyle, someone could pull it off.

the worst most vicious homophobia they would face would come from the left.


22 posted on 02/19/2012 3:53:47 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Mikey_1962

Being FORMER why should anyone care and think its news...former politicans also are not newsworthy...It would eleminate a lot of crappy news...


23 posted on 02/19/2012 3:54:10 PM PST by goat granny
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To: tennmountainman

Except for his illegal, mexican boy toy.

___________________________

Is it true though?

I do not believe anything out of the LSM anymore. Nothing.


24 posted on 02/19/2012 3:54:58 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Most people never stop to think about where the old phrase “Caught with a dead girl or a live boy” came from. It came from Politicians being caught with dead girls and live (IE Homosexual) ‘boys’.

The incentive for a closeted or even open homosexual to give in to blackmail is myriad. Thats why Sec clearances were only given to the most ‘stable’ and upstanding - once upon a time. One practically had to out-straight and narrow the Pope to get one. Today, they are seemingly given for the opposite - and so you get compromised/compromisable people in positions they ought not be in.

By design.


25 posted on 02/19/2012 4:04:02 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Normie: Wandering Druid, Cult of Palin)
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To: Mikey_1962

Bald headed stooge! What an embarrassment to conservatives.


26 posted on 02/19/2012 4:08:32 PM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yeah. I understand why it was the way it was. The potential for international incidents and black mail was very real.

and still now, it would have to be someone very well grounded and vetted to ever gain trust of primary voters in our party.


27 posted on 02/19/2012 4:13:40 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Yankee
Babeu has actually been tough on crime and strong on illegal immigration.

Yes, and many freepers here spoke highly of him and the job he was doing -- fighting illegal immigration and fighting crime on the border.

But now they find out he is gay, and suddenly he is the enemy.

I don't understand people here sometimes. The man is still the same guy he was last week.

28 posted on 02/19/2012 4:15:31 PM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

But that’s just it...HOW can you give that trust to someone who makes such bad choices?

In a world where a single picture (see Anthony Weiner) can destroy a career, why on earth have a candidate for political predisposed to blackmail over his sexuality?

Homosexuality did not stop being a risk to national security, militarily or in the civilian political world just because of ‘PC’. Sure there are and have always been homosexuals in both. And look at Bradley Manning and the hell his little snit fit wrought. Over homosexuality.

They need help, not elected positions. We cannot afford the risk. It colors their thinking on everything.

To be clear, I do not ‘hate’ homosexuals. I just do not want them in charge. We currently live in a world where they are. How’s that working out for the planet? Not well IMO.


29 posted on 02/19/2012 4:23:32 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Normie: Wandering Druid, Cult of Palin)
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To: Semper911

“The man is still the same guy he was last week. “

We did not know who he “was” last week. He hid that from us.

Do you continue to trust people that hide things of such import from you? I don’t.


30 posted on 02/19/2012 4:27:25 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Normie: Wandering Druid, Cult of Palin)
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To: omega4179

“Is that the Sheriff that blamed Sarah Palin for the Tucson shooting?”

NO, That is Clarence Dupnik ( Stupnik, Loopdik, etc.) of Pima County (Tucson).


31 posted on 02/19/2012 4:45:31 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Semper911
I was a huge Babeu fan and thought he was an up and coming Conservative star. I don't care that he gay; however, I have a big problem with some of the texts he sent to his boyfriend and the pictures he posted on the Gay websites. There is a reported picture of him naked with an erection. I now question his judgment as an elected official and whether or not he was Conservative in name only.
32 posted on 02/19/2012 4:53:36 PM PST by martinidon
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To: Semper911
Yes, and many freepers here spoke highly of him and the job he was doing -- fighting illegal immigration and fighting crime on the border. But now they find out he is gay, and suddenly he is the enemy. I don't understand people here sometimes. The man is still the same guy he was last week.

So how does one 'fight' invading illegals, yet, at the same time have an illegal gay sex partner. Please dont' tell me this is a 'love story'. AND if the reports are true he 'cheated' on his illegal lover. AND you do not understand people here sometimes.... Geeeeze it was the 'bain-washed' Romney crew that bashed Newt for having "ethical" issues. Even old Lord McCain is NOW worried about 'dirty' campaigns....

33 posted on 02/19/2012 5:03:03 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Chickensoup

Sheriff Babeu stated that the whole article was untrue; only fact was true that he is gay.

His mistake was not coming out in the first place; all this BS in the leftist media could have been avoided. He is a conservative and has a great record as Pinal County Sheriff.


34 posted on 02/19/2012 5:20:01 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: Semper911

Thank you!!!


35 posted on 02/19/2012 5:22:38 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: DLfromthedesert
Sheriff Babeu stated that the whole article was untrue; only fact was true that he is gay. His mistake was not coming out in the first place; all this BS in the leftist media could have been avoided. He is a conservative and has a great record as Pinal County Sheriff.

So there was/is NO illegal gay boyfriend? That word 'conservative' is next on the platform to get perverted.

36 posted on 02/19/2012 5:25:36 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: martinidon

Have you seen the picture or the texts? This was an article in a liberal rag.


37 posted on 02/19/2012 5:26:33 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: Just mythoughts

Boyfriend is a Mexican national; no evidence that he is an illegal.


38 posted on 02/19/2012 5:29:40 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: omega4179

“Is that the Sheriff that blamed Sarah Palin for the Tucson shooting?”

No, that would be the liberal, Dupnick.


39 posted on 02/19/2012 5:43:31 PM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

“He is just another corrupt queer cop.”

The extortion allegation is from a story in Phoenix New Times, a hippie “alternative” free paper. I didn’t know that this rich source of pot ads and local restaurant reviews had suddenly become holy writ among Republicans.


40 posted on 02/19/2012 5:47:20 PM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: Norm Lenhart

“He hid that from us.”

And you’ve never in your life rolled through a desert Stop sign or filed a gray tax deduction?


41 posted on 02/19/2012 5:49:47 PM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: DLfromthedesert

We ‘thought” he was conservative. The touchy/feely pic atop this thread shows me all I need to see. “Conservative” and “Homosexual” are diametrically opposed concepts.

One can be homosexual and share many ‘conservative’ traits. That does not make you one. Hiding your sexuality from the public when the issue is so charged, is not ‘conservative.’ Thats what liberals do - hide the truth. See my posts above for further examples of why such is a bad idea.

Why, if homosexuality is so great, do so many politicos hide it from their voters? Why not run on the platform? Again, Homosexuality colors everything they do, how they see the world and once elected, how they perform their elected duties.

FR is filled with stories of homosexual republicans who have been outed or are open, who vote, govern et all to the dem standard and not that of their own platform. The Republican/conservative movement has a choice - Accept the reality of history and the effect of homosexuals in the ranks or change what we believe in.

Again, we are currently rife with homosexuality in politics. How is that working out for us? Is America better or worse for their influence on the governing process and laws created?

Answer honestly.


42 posted on 02/19/2012 5:50:40 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Normie: Wandering Druid, Cult of Palin)
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To: DLfromthedesert
Boyfriend is a Mexican national; no evidence that he is an illegal.

First 'report' I read said the Mexican hired a lawyer to prevent himself from getting deported. If he is here legally why would he be concerned about deportation enough to hire a lawyer? I consider 99% of the media to be leftist anyway.

43 posted on 02/19/2012 5:50:58 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Mikey_1962

Sucks....

Ooops.


44 posted on 02/19/2012 5:51:28 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BlazingArizona

Are you remotely serious with that asinine comparison?


45 posted on 02/19/2012 5:51:41 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Normie: Wandering Druid, Cult of Palin)
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To: Mikey_1962

http://vimeo.com/37030840

Sheriff Babeu’s Press Conference...he has a lot of support on his Facebook Page.


46 posted on 02/19/2012 5:52:46 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: DLfromthedesert

Yes, go to Phoenix New Times and read the article and look at the pictures he posted on line and the texts. I am no New Times fan and I am sure they have an agenda. If it was just a scorned lovers comments I would not waste my time reading the article.


47 posted on 02/19/2012 6:09:03 PM PST by martinidon
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To: Mikey_1962
Sheriff allegedly threatened to deport secret male lover.

Here is the evidence of that threat as published in Phoenix New Times

In one series of texts Jose provided, the sheriff himself appears to be threatening his former lover:

Babeu: "You can never have business after this and you will harm me and many others in the process . . . including yourself & your family."

Babeu followed with: "And you say you have loved me? Papi . . . this is no good."

Jose responded: "Good threats. Wont work. Im already hurt me . . . and you didn't care."

Then later:

Jose: "Dont threat me. Thats illegal. Im just speaking . . . true."

Babeu: "You have crossed the line. Better get an attorney. You brother will also be contacted."

Soon after, DeRose sent an e-mail directly to Jose ordering him to "cease and desist."

Babeu contended during the press conference that his attorney was contacting Jose and Jose's lawyer about Jose's tampering with campaign websites, that there were never any threats about Jose's getting deported -- but Jose and Weiss-Riner dispute the sheriff's claim.


48 posted on 02/19/2012 7:33:08 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I am not sure were our disconnect is here. Maybe generational. I don’t agree with the homosexual agenda, but that doesn’t mean I want them on a political blacklist of some kind.

I am saying that homosexuality doesnt automatically disqualify someone from running as a conservative and winning a primary. Someone could pull it off if they don’t make homosexuality a big issue in their campaign. The liberal gay gestapo on the left would have a bigger problem with it than conservatives would.


49 posted on 02/19/2012 7:49:39 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

In some ways I think it is generational (I’m 46). You grew up in a time where Homosexuality was ‘mainstreamed’ as norma, acceptable and simply a different way to live. Everything you have been taught in school, TV, movies, magazines and peer pressure reinforces that preception.

Now take yourself outside the box. Look at it from a purely fact-based and historical perspective.

ok, now try answering this one question.

“Has the mainstreaming of homosexuality benefited society or harmed it?”

This includes all the Mayors, councilmen, Senators and Congressmen/Judges and their effect on law. Think Gay marriage.


50 posted on 02/19/2012 8:12:43 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Normie: Wandering Druid, Cult of Palin)
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