Sunday, September 5, 2010

Come enjoy your head.

In case you haven't been paying attention, the Governor's race in Arizona has gotten interesting in a batshit crazy kind of way.

Meet Republican Gov. Jan Brewer. Brewer was a nutjob who only assumed the office because Janet Napolitano got called up to DC by President Obama. The general consensus was that Brewer would serve out the term then fade quietly into the good night.

Unfortunately for sane Arizonians, that unconstitutional/racist Arizona immigration law crossed Brewer's desk, she ate it up and signed it and started getting national press because...well...because she fits into the national Republican party's narrative for this election cycle: Vote for Us...the brown people are coming.

Not satisfied with trying to make the argument for her candidacy on the merits (kinda hard when there are none), Brewer decided to simply make shit up. Unfortunately, it would appear that Brewer's imagination was permanently scarred by the childhood tale of Sleepy Hollow, because she decided to make up tales of illegal immigrant beheadings.

In an interview on Fox News last week, for example, she claimed: "We cannot afford all this illegal immigration and everything that comes with it, everything from the crime and to the drugs and the kidnappings and the extortion and the beheadings ..."

There's no better way, it seems, to make the case for strict anti-immigration laws than to claim that undocumented immigrants are pouring into the country to decapitate innocent Americans. But just because she says it on television doesn't make it true.

As if being shameless enough to make up such an obvious fear tactic wasn't enough, Brewer completely ignored questions about her ridiculous comments at a recent debate with the Democratic Challenger, State Attorney General Terry Goddard. Wait..."ignored" isn't an accurate description. Let's go with "ran from." Just check out the video:

You have to love how Brewer thinks unions are worse for Arizona's economy than leading people to believe that Arizona is so unsafe that people are actually being beheaded in the desert. Classy.

Well...apparently after watching her brilliant campaign strategy of "fictional beheadings" implode, Brewer finally figured out she had to do a little damage control. So she "apologized."

"That was an error, if I said that," the Republican told The Associated Press on Friday. "I misspoke, but you know, let me be clear, I am concerned about the border region because it continues to be reported in Mexico that there's a lot of violence going on and we don't want that going into Arizona."

Uh..."if I said that?" Hey, said it. And there is no chance you "misspoke," just watch the video. You meant to say it. The choices to explain Jan Brewer aren't pretty. She is either insane or a lying, evil bitch willing to say anything under the belief that voters are stupid lemmings who will do whatever FOXNews tells them to do. As much as we'd like to believe it's the former, one can't help but notice that Brewer's "apology" came on a Friday afternoon, which is typically what those in the political world refer to as a news dump (under the belief that news released on Friday afternoon will be lost in the weekend and not really garner any attention).

Just a reminder...this lady is currently a "star" of the right. The people who are crying about "taking our country back," think highly of this lady. Tell us again about how dangerous President Obama is?

BTW...if you're wondering why an idiot like Brewer would agree to participating in a debate anyway, here's her answer: she just did it because she thought it would qualify her for $1.7 million in public funding. Viva el pequeño gobierno!

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