The least that any governor owes any president is respect.
It’s more than that. The least any PERSON owes any other person is respect.
Imagine what Republicans would have said if what occured at the Mesa airport between Gov. Jan Brewer and President Barack Obama had taken place between Gov. Janet Napolitano and President George W. Bush.
Can you imagine the explosions of rhetoric from our U.S. Senators and our Republicans in the House if there was a photograph of Napolitano wagging a finger at Bush?
The condemnation would have been overwhelming.
The governor wasn’t at the airport greeting the president on behalf of herself. She was there representing ALL of us. Right, left and middle. Young and old. Men and women.
A simple “Welcome to Arizona, let me know if there’s anything we can do for you,” would have sufficed.
A lecture, an argument, a confrontation of any kind shows disrespect for the office. Not just for the person who holds it.
The governor should be embarrassed.
We all might have different views on politics. But we know good manners, and bad ones, when we see them.”
Arizona Republic columnist EJ MONTINI, regarding governor Jan Brewer’s disgraceful, impolitic behavior toward the President yesterday.
On the same day that Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords retired — Gabby, the epitome of class, courage and whose personal tragedy brought together parties on both sides of the aisle — Arizona governor and immigrant hater Jan Brewer stuck her finger in President Obama’s face, all because he took issue with some stupid book she published.
Boy, Republicans really cannot help themselves when it comes to the President. I guess Brewer went to the Joe Wilson School Of Disrespectfully Pointing Your Finger At Obama And Acting Like A Fucking Dick.
(Photo: Hazar N. Ghanbari / AP via ABC News)
“I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for President of the greatest and most powerful nation on earth to submit their ‘early baptismal or circumcision certificates’…this is a bridge too far. This measure creates significant new problems while failing to do anything constructive for Arizona.”
Governor JAN BREWER, vetoing a “Birther bill” aimed at, well, President Obama, and presumably anyone else who isn’t white and who might want to run for President.
Wow. Common sense prevails, for once, in Arizona.
(via the New York Daily News)
Arizona has become the first state in the nation to criminalize abortions based on the sex or race of a fetus.
(Here’s a report from the Arizona Republic and here’s a link to the new law, signed yesterday by Ariz. Governor Jan Brewer.)
The law makes it a Class 3 felony, punishable up to 7 years in jail, for doctors to perform sex- or race-selection abortions.
Republican supporters of the law said that some populations increasingly seek abortions based on the fetus’ sex. Legislator Steve Montenegro said he advocated for the legislation because of fears women would choose to abort because they didn’t like the gender or the race of the baby, according to the Arizona Republic.
But Democratic lawmakers, the newspaper reports, said there is scant evidence that this is a problem. Katie Hobbs, a Democrat from Phoenix, said that the only proof offered of this practice was a magazine article discussing abortions in China and India.
The law also allows the father of an aborted fetus to bring a civil action and to recover money damages against a doctor or other health professional who performs a race- or sex-selection abortion.
Just saw Jan Brewer’s wonderful performance on that little televised debate for the first time tonight, after seeing a commercial for a certain movie, and now it all makes sense.