Santa Claus Delivers Sacks of Coal to Jan Brewer and Clarence Carter Over CPS Fiasco

On behalf of the activists from Citizens for a Better Arizona, Santa Claus delivered sacks of coal to the offices of Governor Jan Brewer and Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter.

It looks like Carter didn't make Santa's good list for his leadership of Child Protective Services, which ignored more than 6,500 cases. Brewer, who's refused to fire Carter and even said he's done a "fine job," didn't make the good list, either.

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Unfortunately, neither Carter nor Brewer showed up to accept their gifts. (Actually, Capitol police wouldn't let Santa take the sack of coal up to Brewer's eighth-floor office, citing its flammability.)

Activists from CBA also posted at the Governor's Office and the Department of Economic Security office very large copies of an Arizona Republic editorial calling for Carter's firing, and it left copies of the "naughty list" there, too.

CBA field director Beto Soto said they were "dramatizing something that's very, very serious" and pleaded for Brewer to fire Carter immediately.

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