Why is Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorsing Rick Perry for president?

For those not familiar with the Arizona lawman, Sheriff Arpaio has built up a reputation as perhaps the nation’s the fiercest anti-illegal immigration crusader, rounding up thousands of undocumented workers in Maricopa County for deportation. And Texas Governor Perry? He has said he supports tuition breaks for illegal immigrants.

But on Tuesday, the Arizona sheriff and the Texas governor were buddying it up through New Hampshire, as Perry emphasized a newly tough stance on immigration.