Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Still Birther-Curious

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Dec. 6 2011 4:07 PM

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Still Birther-Curious

Arizona's rootin' tootin' deportin' Sheriff Joe Arpaio tweets:

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This probably deserves some unpacking. Arpaio has appointed a "cold case posse" to investigate rumors -- at this point, we're talking about debunked conspiracy theories, but we'll say rumors -- about Barack Obama's birth. The Globe has been covering the ins and outs of birtherism since 2008, largely as a function of its mission to report all Obama rumors. (It ran stories about Larry Sinclair, an ex-con who claims without evidence to have shared a coke-and-sex fueled evening with the president.) And Arpaio is noting the Globe's interest in the story as evidence that he's on to something.

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics