Barack Obama Was In Phoenix Today -- And Jan Brewer Just Had to Make a Scene
Arizona said goodbye to the wrong elected official today.
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Leave it to Jan Brewer to humiliate Arizona -- yet again...
President Barack Obama was in town today to tour an Intel factory getting built in Chandler -- and it took Brewer all of five seconds to make a goddamned scene.
A scene that has now gone viral -- which was likely what Governor Glug-Glug had in mind when she found out Obama was coming to town.
At one point, Jan stuck her finger in the president's face.
When the president got off of Air Force One, he was met by Brewer, who had a letter inviting him to tour the border.
Jan gives Politico the following account of the conversation that followed:
"He was a little disturbed about my book, Scorpions for Breakfast," Brewer said. "I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the president. The book is what the book is. I asked him if he read the book. He said he read the excerpt. So."
Asked what aspect of the book disturbed him, Brewer said: "That he didn't feel that I had treated him cordially. I said I was sorry he felt that way but I didn't get my sentence finished. Anyway, we're glad he's here. I'll regroup."
On the letter, she said it was personal letter asking him to sit down with her to discuss the "Arizona comeback."
She said she "reiterated an invitation that I've extended to him before with regards to coming to arizona and going to the border with me."
She said she would take him to lunch. "We've had a remarkable comeback here and I want to share that with him."
She said the president brought up the book. "I thought we probably would've talked about the things that were important to him and important to me, helping one another. Our country is upside down. Arizona was upside down. But we have turned it around. I know again that he loves this country and I love this country."
Jan was referring to her recently released/ghost-written memoirs:
Profiles in Cowardice Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America's Border."
See our critique of Jan's book here.
Obviously, Obama seeing what really goes down at the U.S./Mexico border is important -- particularly after his pimping of comprehensive immigration reform during last night's State of the Union Address.
That said, perhaps someone other than Brewer -- who apparently can't play nice with the nation's commander in chief, despite her claim to have "all the respect in the world for the office of the president" -- should extend a more cordial, bipartisan invitation to the president, rather than sticking their finger in his face (Jeff Flake, we're looking in your direction).
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