Monday, February 28, 2011

More evidence that Jan Brewer should stay away from open microphones

...She is not having a good month when it comes to interview show appearances...

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer appeared on ABC's This Week.  She spent most of last week lobbying and schmoozing in Washington, D.C. with the other state governors.

As part of her visit, she appeared with three other governors on ABC News' This Week.

While most of her appearance was limited to spouting typical Republican talking points (Scott Walker is great, the Wisconsin 14 are despicable, etc.  - and no, she didn't use those exact words.  I'm paraphrasing), one statement caused my ears to perk up.
"I think government is a necessary evil."
Doesn't that mean, that since she is Arizona's Governor, she is 'evil-doer-in-chief'* here?  Inquiring minds want to know.  :)


* = Officially, anyway.  As Governor, she is the official "head of government" here, though in practical terms, Russell Pearce and Joe Arpaio have strong cases for being considered the practical evil-doers in chief.

Huffington Post has complete coverage here, including a video clip from the show.

3 comments:

Grant said...

I certainly wouldn't call Gov. Brewer an evil-doer, but this seems like a really poor choice of words on her part. It's probably not wise to use the word "evil" in any description of "governnment" when you're the leading face of government in Arizona. It doesn't click.

We all know what she means, and that there's nothing sinister behind it. But statements like that should be vetted more.

cpmaz said...

"We all know what she means, and that there's nothing sinister behind it. But statements like that should be vetted more."

That was kind of my point. She isn't good at "scripted" moments, but she is downright awful at "unscripted" ones.

Dawn said...

Yes she is head chief of evil and now has admitted it.