In case you were wondering why Arizona hasn't fallen further into the depths of economic catastrophe, Governor Jan Brewer's got the answer: Governor Jan Brewer.
This afternoon, in her third State of the State Address (her second since using an immigration bill to get herself elected) Governor Glug-Glug discussed how "Arizona has been saved" from the economic hardships of a few years ago because she "took the helm of a ship I cherished - but it was a ship that was sinking, weighed down by over-spending and expanding bureaucracy - and - quite simply - poor navigation."
With Jan at the helm, "Arizona has been saved" -- according to her, anyway.
Brewer strayed from the anti-immigration rhetoric that swept her into office two years ago, and replaced the claims of headless bodies littering the desert with tough-guy talk about keeping the federal government out of Arizona's business (unless she needs the feds' help in getting rid of a voter-approved medical marijuana law, that is).
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See the full text of Brewer's speech after the jump -- it's a riot.