Gov. Jan Brewer: Passive-aggressive Moneygrubbing Liar

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has issues, of that there is no doubt. The fact that they go beyond the political will come as no surprise. Let’s compare the billet doux she presented to President Obama during that infamous Tantrum on the Tarmac last week (the text of Brewer’s letter is in bold below), in the light of the appeal now published on her PAC’s website (in italics), and no doubt landing with a needy squelch in inboxes around AZ.

Welcome to Arizona!

When I met President Obama this week, I really wasn’t pointing at him. I was telling him, “You have ONE more year!” The President needs to be reminded that he is the President of the FEDERAL REPUBLIC and not a KING lording over state governors.

You’ve arrived in a state at the forefront of America’s recovery—and her future. We were at the brink. We were at the bottom of the list in job creation. Today, we have a balanced budget and we’re in the top 10 for job creation.

I’m proud of that hard-won recovery—the result of many tough decisions, courage and perseverance.

While I wanted to talk to him about jobs, our economy and visiting our border, President Obama criticized my book, Scorpions for Breakfast, and then walked away from me.

My hope is while you are here you will have a chance to see our tremendous results first hand.

We both love this great country, but we fundamentally disagree on how to best make America grow & prosper once again. I’d love an opportunity to share with you how we’ve been able to turn Arizona around with hard choices that turned out to be the right ones.

We deserve results over rhetoric, ...

And, of course, my offer to visit the border—and buy lunch—still stands!

... but this is a President who had the audacity to sue me and Arizona in my efforts to protect our country from illegal immigration!

With respect,

Donate today to Jan PAC and help me stop President Obama in 2012 and others like him who are taking our country down the wrong path.

Click Here to donate!

Jan

Jan

Brewer made much of her claim to having felt “threatened” by Obama, whose recollection differed somewhat from Brewer’s, characterizing it as “no big deal”.

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TPM has done a great job of cross-checking the reality of what happened during this incident with some others who witnessed it. Mayor Scott Smith of Mesa, AZ “said he was standing right next to the governor when the exchange took place and Obama didn’t seem to be in any kind of hurry to leave”:

“There was no sense that he was running to or from anything,” Smith told TPM. In fact, he said, the president stayed and had a pleasant conversation with Smith, who’s a Republican, and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, a Democrat.

It was “just the four of us,” Smith said. “Mayor Stanton and I had a decent talk with him.

What of Mayor Greg Stanton of Phoenix, AZ? Stanton “was standing just feet away from the president and the governor” and told TPM that “Obama seemed calm the whole time.”

“He wasn’t tense at all,” Stanton said on Friday. “The guy’s a pro.”

Though Stanton declined to discuss exactly what the governor and president said to each other, he said Obama’s classic coolness was evident.

“He doesn’t get animated, but he looks you in the eye and tells you what he thinks,” Stanton said. “And I think that’s honestly what he did is he looked the governor in the eye and spoke and told her what he was really feeling.”

Mayor Smith continued:

“It was somewhat of an animated discussion,” Smith said on Thursday. “It revolved around the presentation of the letter…Other than that, I don’t want to get into specifics.”

Smith described the situation as an “awkward moment” but little more than that. He expected the meeting to involve casual pleasantries, not a sticky encounter. “You don’t expect to see that at the bottom of the stairs of Air Force One,” he said.

Smith was disappointed that a small dispute was getting more press than some of the region’s success stories like the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, where the confrontation took place and which has grown exponentially even in the midst of the economic downturn.

He said he was glad the president came to town to highlight Intel and wished the focus could have remained there.

Mayor Stanton echoed these views:

The Phoenix mayor echoed the sentiment of his Mesa counterpart, telling TPM he wished the small encounter didn’t overshadow the real reason for Obama’s visit, which was designed to highlight jobs and innovation.

“It’s unfortunate that that very positive, good message has been sort of lost in the way the media’s covered this personal interchange between the two,” Stanton said. “At the end of the day, it’s not that big of a deal. The president said it was overblown. I agree.”

Stanton said that kind of visit should be an honor for Arizona, not a partisan exercise.

“I’m mayor of every person in my city, Democrat, Republican, independent, whatever,” Stanton said. “You’re in your official capacity at that point. I’m an ambassador for the state at that moment.”

A future in diplomacy may or may not be in Jan Brewer’s future if the grifting doesn’t work out. I hear the Moon may soon need her services. Meanwhile, she’d prefer to focus on her own financial needs and boosting sales of her ridiculous book rather than promoting the needs of businesses and workers in her state.

Posted by YAFB on 01/31/12 at 12:22 PM • Permalink

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Brewer’s not much different than Snowmobile Snookie in the MeMeMeMEMEMEMEME department.

Oh sweet Jeebus!

When’s the next election????

LaPalin did “write” the foreward in Brewer’s book.

Just what we’ve come to expect from the Wicked Witch of the Southwest.

Oh, Jan—is there anything you WON’T lie about?

While I wanted to talk to him about jobs, our economy and visiting our border, President Obama criticized my book, Scorpions for Breakfast,

If she wanted to talk to him about it why write a letter (which we don’t even know he opened)?  And one of the first versions from her I heard was that she gave him the letter and then asked him what he thought of her book.  If you don’t want an opinion don’t ask for it.

Just because she resembles a Velociraptor does not mean she is one.

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