Words fail Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer at debate




Yesterday, Arizonans saw the first and probably only debate between the incumbent Governor, Republican Jan Brewer, and her Democratic opponent, Terry Goddard. So, this is important. You’d think the candidates would be prepped and ready. But, Jan Brewer couldn’t even give a full one minute introduction. From the local FOX affiliate:

At the beginning of the debate, she stumbled a bit with a long and awkward pause during her opening statement.

Long and very awkward ending with her bold statement “We have, um, did what was right for Arizona”:
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More from FOX Phoenix:

Goddard accused Brewer of damaging Arizona’s image and business prospects by portraying the state as a violent place because of border-related crime.

Goddard said that’s untrue and outrageous and she should admit she’s wrong. “There are no beheadings that was a false statement and it needs to be cleared up right now,” he said.

She responded, “Terry I will call you out, I think you ought to renounce your support of the unions that are boycotting our state.” He dismissed her demand, saying he opposes the boycott.

Afterward, reporters asked her why she didn’t answer Goddard about the beheadings. They said, “About the headless bodies? Why won’t you recant that… do you still believe that?” She turned on her heel and left the post-debate news conference — and the reporters were left grumbling.

This fits the description of Brewer provided to us by Arizona State Rep. Kirsten Sinema.


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