Sheriff Joe Arpaio Honored to Be Compared to KKK
When: November 2007
Analyst: Joe Arpaio
Watch it here: Sheriff calls KKK comparison an honor
The man called "America's Toughest Sheriff" used a little ironic racism to shake off claims that he was a bigot in 2007. Only problem: The irony doesn't scan when you're actually racist. In a CNN appearance with fellow xenophobe Lou Dobbs, Arpaio joked, "Well you know, they call you KKK. They did me. I think it's an honor. It means we're doing something." Of course, when you consider the sheriff's history of racial profiling and an interview in which he referred to undocumented immigrants as "all dirty," it's easy to see why the sarcasm didn't shine through.