Morning Poll: Do Arizona Democrats Owe Jan Brewer a Thank You?
Governor Jan Brewer went against the far-right-wing-nuts in her party last week and vetoed several bills -- including the humiliating "Birther Bill" -- the Republican majority in the Legislature desperately wanted. The Arizona Republic seems to think Democrats owe Jan a thank you.
In a piece written by the Republic's editorial board, the paper points out that following Brewer's veto of the bill -- and other bills loathed by Arizona's left -- "the minority party just couldn't play nice. They just could not say thanks."
The bills Brewer vetoed were stupid, "distracting" pieces of legislation, so thanking her for vetoing them -- as a reader commented yesterday -- would be like thanking someone for not kicking you in the balls.
Democratic Party Chairman Andrei Cherny seems to agree, and is offering no gratitude for Brewer's vetoes.
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"Have we truly come to expect so little of our leaders that we now need to be grateful to them for not enshrining a fringe conspiracy theory into state law?" Cherny says in a statement. "I believe that public officials should clear a little bit higher bar before I need to rush out and buy them a thank you note."
Cherny's probably right, but as we pointed out yesterday, acknowledging sanity might inspire more of it -- something that's definitely needed in Arizona's state house.
But we want to know what you think: do Arizona Democrats owe Jan Brewer a thank you for defying her party and vetoing the bills?
Cast your vote below.
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