Perhaps the least offensive part of George Lopez’s live stand-up special on HBO this weekend was a 2-minute rant on Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
"And while we’re at it Sheriff Joe in Arizona – fuck you you fucking puto. How about that? Fuck you," Lopez said to a cheering audience of 7,000 fans in Los Angeles.
The F-bombs continued.
"You fat mother fucker. Fuck you. I said I was going to talk some shit. Fuck you Sheriff Joe you fucking puto. Fuck you. Fuck you."
Arpaio was actually flipping channels with his wife Saturday night when he heard the rant full of profanity. Arpaio quickly changed the channel because of all the expletives, not realizing the rant was meant for him.
"I was surprised at the language. It was pretty nasty," Arpaio said in an interview with Arizona’s ABC15 on Sunday.
"Get some guts, come down here and meet me face to face. Let’s see how you act then," Arpaio said.
(Arpaio will probably be really busy for the next few weeks because a class-action lawsuit against him begins in a federal court this Thursday.)
"I guess a lot of people cheered when he talked bad about me. I’m sure they’re not going to vote for me, but evidently they like what this guy is saying," Arpaio said. They must like the F-word, because everything was the F-word. But the people who march against me, they don’t talk those nasty words."
"What, is he (Lopez) the spokesman for the open border people?" asked Arpaio. "See I can be funny too, now let’s see if he has the guts to meet me and I’ll be happy to take him to a Mexican lunch."
Arpaio has brought in a record number of donations to his upcoming re-election campaign. According to campaign-finance reports filed late last month he’s raised than $140,000 from Arizona donors and more than $800,000 from out-of-state contributors during the same period. Arpaio has brought in a total amount of more than $6.8 million for his campaign, according to the Arizona Republic.