October 23rd, 2010
04:49 PM ET
8 years ago

Who's giving Palin underwear?

(CNN) - A last-minute trip to Arizona for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ended with an unlikely gift from controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

According to Arpaio's Twitter account, the tough on crime, anti-illegal immigration lightning rod gifted Palin a pair of pink underwear similar to those that inmates at his notorious Phoenix jail are supposedly required to wear.

"I just got done welcoming Sarah Palin to our County. Had a nice chat and gave her a pair of pink underwear," Arpaio tweeted Friday.

Palin arrived in Phoenix on Friday after kicking off a 15-day Tea Party Express tour on Monday to rally Tea Partiers in a final push before the midterm elections. It wraps up in New Hampshire on November 1.

CNN calls to the Arapio and Palin camps went unreturned Saturday.

Filed under: Joe Arpaio • Sarah Palin
soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. Tonya

    You go girl! Palin 2012

    October 24, 2010 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  2. Jon

    Uh... yeah... that's not creepy at all.

    October 24, 2010 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  3. CuadRose

    Those pink underwear will go great with her white hood! She plays on people's fears and those same people think she cares about them. She is laughing all the way to the bank.

    October 24, 2010 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  4. jstu

    Craig: "gifted" is not a word. I think the word you're looking for is "gave."

    October 24, 2010 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  5. Gary Salmon

    In the picture accompanying this story, Arpaio's pistol tie pin is pointing right at Sarah Palin!!!

    October 24, 2010 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  6. they call me "tater salad"

    Shouldn't this know nothing nobody from nowhere be in a kitchen somewhere making sanwiches and serving coffee? While some people suffer from A.D.D. (attention deficit disorder) Sarah "queen of the brain-dead lemmings" Palin is obviously afflicted with a bad case of A.S.S (attention seeker syndrome)! Now things have gotten so bad that even her underpants make the news................Does anyone know who I talk to about applying for Canadian citizenship? This country is infested with idiots!!!!!

    October 24, 2010 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  7. Joe

    Wow. It's good to see that Palin isn't the only one in the GOP who is setting back women's rights. Also, aren't those panties paid for by taxpayer dollars? Isn't that misuse of taxpayer funds? Some fiscal conservative this guy is.

    October 24, 2010 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  8. Klaxon McFlinderginder

    Classic Palin: Buddies with one of the most corrupt, power mad swine in the country. She doesn't have the sense to know that this pinnacle of feculence deserves to spend the rest of his life wearing his pink underwear and eating his rotting food in his own jail.

    October 24, 2010 01:04 am at 1:04 am |

    That's cool, and also symbolic for the great job Sheriff Joe is doing. We need many more like him - and Sarah!!

    October 24, 2010 01:34 am at 1:34 am |
  10. seamar116

    Who is paying for this gift? It better not be the tax-payers of the county!

    October 24, 2010 01:47 am at 1:47 am |
  11. Kristi from AK

    OMG! Come on Sarah! Boycott Arizona! Surely Arpaio is making a sexually suggestive gesture! Beware he may be a crazed fan stalking you! He could have given you a shirt or pants, even socks, but underwear? Come on, get up in arms!

    October 24, 2010 02:15 am at 2:15 am |
  12. Mary in AZ

    Disgusting and inappropriate!

    October 24, 2010 02:23 am at 2:23 am |
  13. VegasRage

    When Dumb meets Dumber

    October 24, 2010 02:38 am at 2:38 am |
  14. jeff

    Really....come on Cnn is this really news

    October 24, 2010 02:59 am at 2:59 am |
  15. shane

    Why am I not surprised! Why do any men support the bore of babble-on? Is it because of her smarts, or skirts? I wonder.

    October 24, 2010 03:09 am at 3:09 am |
  16. Say Hey

    Will that dainty little gift get in the way of her pulling all of her "facts" out of her you-know-what?

    Aren't those people serious about anything?

    October 24, 2010 03:13 am at 3:13 am |
  17. Rock Korstanje

    I do not care about Palin , her underwear or the Fascist Joe.

    October 24, 2010 04:08 am at 4:08 am |
  18. Don't Be Sucker

    For the love of God, Why is this news ???

    October 24, 2010 04:38 am at 4:38 am |
  19. p&v

    That's just plain weird. Why does the sheriff think Sara Palin should have a pair of the pink underwear he expects his inmates to wear?Is that a hint? Sounds like he thinks as much of her as his inmates or else he is just sicko. Did she accept the gift? LOL:)

    October 24, 2010 06:20 am at 6:20 am |
  20. elobogrande

    Underwear only covers two holes...need duct tape for the other.

    October 24, 2010 06:24 am at 6:24 am |
  21. usa/canada

    i feel sorry for you people

    October 24, 2010 07:25 am at 7:25 am |
  22. Kenneth Krieger

    Sarah looks pretty in anything. When Sarah is President she will enforce the border and make good use of pink clothing as she puts illegal aliens in jail, or deports them dressed in pink. Ken Krieger Cape Coral, Florida

    October 24, 2010 07:38 am at 7:38 am |
  23. Marge

    Wonder if he wants her to model them. What a jerk. He certainly thinks he is a big shot. But he is the worst kind of crook.

    October 24, 2010 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  24. jesse

    I'd love to hear and actual explanation as to what he ment by that. Especually the, "I just got done welcoming Sarah Palin to our County." part of that.

    October 24, 2010 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  25. panjamas

    Seriously CNN? This is news...uh...why? Let's see: Our nation is drowning in debt; Congress is passing bills w/out knowing what's in them; Congress reps are taking money from foreign sources (both parties that you); Our president "might" have been born in another nation; Our election system in heavily democratic precincts is badly flawed where excessive voting per person occurs with regularity....I could go on and on, and this is what CNN puts on their ticker? And CNN wonders why they are no longer "The world's source for news." I hope CNN and their journalists can find a story that actually helps hold our elected representatives to account...not stories where CNN has an obsession with Sarah Palin...did good old George Soros give you money also?

    October 24, 2010 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
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