Did Dupnik dismiss Loughner threat?

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I have a rule of thumb: if I write a post on a topic, and I get either hate mail or hate posts about it, then I’m onto something. Well, yesterday I wrote a post on Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik’s rather strange tactical decision to imply that the Chinese were behind Jared Loughner’s attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords*, and I got both.  Apparently, the Left was not too happy at my suggestion that Sheriff Dupnik’s re-election chances have taken a fatal hit; which was perhaps a bit surprising, because I’ve had Arizona political mavens tell me that Dupnik’s typically seen as being fairly safe.

Well, about that: perhaps Dupnik’s not all that safe after all.  You see, reportedly Loughner had a history of making public death threats that been ignored by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.

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Prediction: Clarence Dupnik will lose his next election.

Via Ace of Spades and Mediate, here’s Tuscon Sheriff Dupnik’s… sub-optimal… interview with Megyn Kelly. Pay close attention to his commentary at about 5:15, where he implicitly blames the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Giffords on the Chinese. Continue reading Prediction: Clarence Dupnik will lose his next election.