Signatures Being Collected to Officially Recall DupnikOn January 8, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona, a madman named Jared Loughner murdered 6 people, shot a Congresswoman in the head, and injured another 14. He was tackled and subdued by heroes who had been in the middle of the horror. In the hours after the rampage, little was known about Loughner. It was in this time that America was introduced to Clarence Dupnik, the Pima County Sheriff.
In the absence of facts, Dupnik quickly and loudly began to blame the right and talk radio for the tragedy in Tucson. As facts slowly came in, it was learned that Loughner was most likely apolitical; if he was "political" at all, Loughner was most certainly liberal. Yet Dupnik did not back away. In fact, he continued his assault on honesty, making the rounds on MSNBC and CNN.
But there is recourse for Dupnik's irresponsible actions: recall. Citizens can recall Dupnik and strip him of his office. And calls for this are growing louder daily.
First there are the so-called bloggers who have called for Dupnik to be recalled. The Astute Bloggers, Mommy Life, and even Instapundit have all called for the recall of Dupnik.
Soon after, Dupnik stated that Tucson has become the "tombstone of the United States," and that he "doesn't know how anybody could not be angry at the way government has performed."
There is also a Facebook page that calls for the recall of Dupnik. It currently has over 800 members.
Edit: While Instapundit did raise the idea that Dupnik could be recalled, he did not officially endorse the idea.
Update: From AAIA's website: "If you are a registered voter in Pima County, Arizona and would like to volunteer to gather signatures to put this measure on the ballot, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org"