Morning Poll: Is Governor Jan Brewer Getting Back to Her More-Moderate Roots?

Yesterday, Governor Jan Brewer shocked everyone when she didn't cave to the state Legislature's right-wing crazies and vetoed three bills that were humiliating for Arizona/products of right-wing kookery.

Brewer refused to sign the infamous "Birther Bill," which would force presidential candidates to prove they are natural-born United States citizens before their name is allowed on the ballot in Arizona. One of the ways to prove your citizenship under the proposed law is the provide documentation describing your lack of foreskin.

Read all about it here.

Brewer also vetoed a bill that would allow guns on college campuses and another that called for an anti-health care reform compact among the states -- all bills far-right lawmakers desperately wanted.

Brewer's never been quite as far to the right as many in the Legislature, including Senate President Russell Pearce, but has caved in the past -- when it was beneficial politically -- to the far-right-wing-nuts in state government, most notably with her support of SB 1070.

Before signing the controversial immigration law/political opportunity for a then-unpopular governor, Brewer constantly clashed with Republican legislators over legislative issues, particularly, last year's state budget.

But Brewer doesn't have to run for re-election this year, so she's free to take a stand against the crazies in the Legislature without too much political fallout.

We want to know what you think: is Governor Brewer getting back to her more moderate roots?

Cast your vote below.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.