Sunday, August 29, 2010

Is Jan Brewer setting up a run for President?

Let's see -

- Alabama's then-Governor (and staunch segregationist) George Wallace objected to the federal Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act in the 1960s.

- Arizona Governor (and staunch nativist) Jan Brewer has objected to the inclusion of SB1070 and Arizona in the Universal Periodic Review report submitted to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

- George Wallace ran for President in 1964, 1968, 1972, and 1976.

- Jan Brewer should have some free time on her hands after Terry Goddard wins the election in November, so....?

Yeah, I know this is a bit of a cheap shot (more of a spleen vent than an actual post), but with Brewer's whole-hearted embrace of the nativist wing of the AZGOP, spewing of frightening rhetoric (beheadings, anyone?), and enthusiastic obliviousness to the threat presented by three murderers with ties to white supremacists who escaped from a private prison in Kingman, she's become an embarrassment to the state.

Enough already.

Elect Terry Goddard, if only to keep Arizona off of The Daily Show.

Note: I love watching The Daily Show.  I don't love watching Arizona on The Daily Show.


Thane Eichenauer said...

Jan Brewer for US President would be iteration #2 (at best) of John McCain for US President. In my eyes, the Brewer administration has failed once with the lax oversight over private prisons (twice if you count its support for the recent sales tax increase). Tom Horne's possible win over Andrew Thomas shows that the illegal immigrant as bogeyman only goes so far.

I think that Brewer and her coterie has a full basket of problems. I don't believe that they will be trading that basket in for a bigger one in 2012.

cpmaz said...

Thane - I actually think you are correct. Brewer probably won't run for POTUS. I just needed to vent.

As for Horne/Thomas showing that the illegal immigrant bogeyman has limited effectiveness, we're going to differ a little here. Horne is as bad as Thomas rhetorically, he just isn't as close to being disbarred and indicted.