Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio gave Sarah Palin the prisoner treatment this weekend, then took to Twitter to brag all about it. Of course, in Arpaio-land, “the prisoner treatment” equals a pair of pink underpants.
“I just got done welcoming Sarah Palin to our County. Had a nice chat and gave her a pair of pink underwear,” Arpaio tweeted.
Palin was in town for a Tea Party Express rally — not specifically to accept the panty package. (That was just a perk.) Arpaio has gained notoriety for demeaning prisoners in Maricopa County, including by housing them in tents and making them wear pink — all the way down to their skivvies.
Unlike Palin, who’s been known to delete her Tweets when they garner negative attention, Arpaio’s is still live as of this writing. You can see a screen grab below. No word on how Todd Palin reacted to the news.
Brian Beutler is TPM's senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he's led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight, and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.