10 Strangest Things That Have Come Out of Jan Brewer's Mouth in the Last Year
Governor Jan Brewer, on the verge of saying something colossally dumb.
via Fox News
It has gotten to the point that the public is generally unfazed by Governor Jan Brewer's monumental struggles with the English language.
That includes earlier this week, when Brewer kind of expressed her support for the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill, and her press team spent the rest of the day explaining that she really didn't. But Brewer has enlightened the public much less on many more occasions -- check out our list of the 10 strangest things that have come out of Brewer's mouth over the last year (which doesn't include any physical objects, just words):
10.) Jan loves smiles
Photo by Matthew Hendley
Brewer either didn't bring a speech to the Arizona Republican Party's election-viewing party in November, or she didn't really read it. After saying she wanted to get "Buh-rack Obama out of the White House," she appeared to run out of things to say.
"I love all of the smiles on all of your faces," Brewer said, followed by a pause, and look around the room. "Love it."
Brewer was on Fox News just a couple days ago and was asked whether she thinks "what we're seeing now in the Senate" on immigration is good or bad.
"I think that what we're seeing taking place in the Senate is a victory for Arizona," Brewer responded.
Brewer was talking about something else, but failed to make that clear. She meant to say an amendment to spend more on border security was the victory, but confused watchers thought she endorsed the immigration bill, which she has since clarified she doesn't.
This one kind of needs to be heard for the full effect. This was Brewer's 30-second slot at the Republican National Convention, and there may have never been so many awkward things crammed into a 30-second speech before.
Some guy standing too close to the microphone informed the governor, "They love ya," as Brewer declared that Mitt Romney is a "westerner at heart," before muttering either "go west" or "good old west" -- which doesn't really make sense either way. She also tried to avoid saying that three of Arizona's delegates defected to Ron Paul, and it's a mild miracle that people clapped for any of it.
Brewer has probably the world's most nonsense defense of the phrase "illegal immigrant," a phrase that some see as degrading.
Brewer explained that doing something illegal makes you "an illegal," to which we noted that driving under the influence after a couple of glasses of scotch and rear-ending a minivan must not be illegal, or else Arizona apparently has "an illegal" for governor.
"To me they're illegal immigrants," Brewer told ABC News. "When you break the law, you're doing something illegal, that makes you an illegal, so they are illegal immigrants."
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