Friday, January 28, 2011

The Star and the Sheriff

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is in the midst of his 18th “crime suppression” sweep through the Phoenix metro area. He held a 30 minute press conference yesterday to talk about the sweep’s accomplishments. Then one of his spokespeople let drop that Hollywood superstar and martial arts champion Steven Seagal was in town to participate in the sweep as a volunteer lawman.
A few minutes later Seagal came out dressed in his camo garb, shooting glasses and backwards baseball hat. Seagal chatted with the deputies and the sheriff before wandering off. He didn’t say anything to the reporters. The photographers were more interested in photographing Seagal than Arpaio.