She became a national punchline, bringing another heaping helping of ridicule down upon the state.
She avoided a repeat of that embarrassment by making that debate the *only* debate of the cycle, following the advice of Abraham Lincoln**.
** - From BrainyQuote.com -
Sounds weird, but it worked - she won that election.
However, she seems to have forgotten that advice.
She held a press conference on Monday regarding the ongoing scandal at Child Protective Services.
From KNAU.org, written by Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services (emphasis added) -
The governor said she does not believe the problem originated with Clarence Carter, director of the state Department of Economic Security, parent agency of CPS. But she clearly wants to know where the policy did begin.
“I think that we need a complete, full investigation,” said Brewer. “We need to know where all the bodies are buried, if you will, no pun intended. But we’re not going to start attacking people until we know that we’ve got a basis to do that.”
Given that the scandal is that more than 6500 reports of child abuse were ignored by the agency, her choice of metaphor is unfortunate, to put it mildly.
I just hope that it doesn't prove prophetic as well.