Jan Brewer Plans to Meet President Obama on an Airport Tarmac . . . Uh-Oh

Oh, boy. Governor Jan Brewer plans on running into President Obama during his visit to Phoenix on Tuesday -- on an airport tarmac.

Remember, when Obama came to town early last year, Brewer greeted Obama on the tarmac at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport with a finger right in the president's face.

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-Dear Jan Brewer: Please Don't Try to Finger President Obama Again

Brewer spokesman Andrew Wilder tells New Times Brewer will be at Sky Harbor Airport on Tuesday "to welcome President Obama back to Arizona," and we asked him what the public can expect out of the meeting:

"She is most interested in hearing from the President whether he will approve Arizona's request for a Major Federal Emergency Declaration for the Yarnell Hill Fire. It's the most important issue that the President could address tomorrow and the Governor plans to raise it with him in person. It's been nearly a month since Governor Brewer first sent the State's request for federal assistance. As you may know, the State has not yet received a response."

We'll have to wait and see whether this discussion requires a finger in anyone's face.

Obama's coming for a (yawn) speech on housing (yawn), which he's scheduled to deliver at Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee tomorrow morning.

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