Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio — a controversial figure who's currently under investigation by the FBI for civil-rights violations in his prisons — met with Sarah Palin at a Tea Party rally in Phoenix Friday and gave her an… unusual gift. Soon after the meeting, Arpaio tweeted this:
Now, there's an explanation of sorts for the gift: one of Arpaio's many infamous policies forces his prisoners to wear pink boxer shorts, because it makes it harder for them to steal the underwear when they leave. (That is the number-one problem facing America's prison system today, you know.) He could have also given her a tent, because he makes inmates who are simply awaiting trials and may not ever be convicted stay in tents despite the punishingly hot temperatures. But that would have been less zany.