The ad claims that Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is "appearing only in his personal capacity" yet as CBS News noted the officer “appears in the spot in uniform, giving the impression that he represents all border patrol law enforcement.” Publicly, Babeu has appeared occasionally on cable news programs to back McCain’s campaign as well as support Arizona’s recently signed strict immigration law.
Several local sheriffs have not agreed with Babeu’s line of thinking; for instance, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik deemed the controversial law as “disgusting” and “stupid.”
In the meantime, the protest boycott against Arizona seems to be gaining steam and has started to negatively affect the state’s economy. Though some supporters of the law have tried to counter with a "buy Arizona" campaign, one economist believes that the boycott could really hurt Arizona’s tourism industry:
"This is happening at a time when the Legislature, in its ultimate wisdom, decided to cut the Arizona tourism budget back significantly, at a time when you need to worry about creating jobs," said (senior economist with Elliott D. Pollack & Co. Jim) Rounds.(Hat tip: Wonkette).
He added, "It's going to be bad because it's at a time when we are going to have a hard time creating jobs. It's still going to be a very weak economic recovery and, unfortunately, our friends in the tourism industry are going to bear the brunt of this."
Online Sources- Wonkette, MSNBC, The Latin Americanist, YouTube, CBC News, Fox News, azcentral.com, KTAR