Charles Johnson, Little Green Footballs:
Adequate words do not exist to describe the magnitude of this idiocy, as Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio cooperates with the far right’s craziest theocratic media site, World Net Daily, to launch an investigation into … wait for it … President Obama’s birth certificate. Yes, really.
This is not just some idiotic personal adventure for Arpaio. He is actually suggesting that the Sheriff's Department could conduct an investigation.
Of course, this ridiculus stunt won't hinder the ongoing Justice Department criminal investigation of Arpaio. But that's probably not what this is about. Arpaio recently appeared at a Tea Party event here in Illinois. Perhaps he's planning a run for higher office in Arizona. What better way to gather nationwide financial support from Tea Partiers, than to come out as a birther?