Jan Brewer, Arizona's Dingbat-in-Chief
Arizona's uber-Right governor Jan Brewer has been shoved off her perch and landed in the bottom of her cage. The pathetically silly Republican incumbent has been forced to back away from her bizarre claims that Arizona law enforcement officers were coming across beheaded bodies in the state's border desert region. Ms. Brewer was shamelessly trying to incite fear of Mexican immigrants to divert attention from the truly awful predicament Arizona has fallen into on her watch.
Arizona is teetering on the brink of Tea Party bankrutpcy. Although it has one of the lowest, per capita debtloads of any U.S. state, its politicians worship at the altar of tax cuts to the point where the state's ability to provide decent services has been truly beheaded.
Ever the weasel, Gov Jan couldn't even muster up the decency to acknowledge what she had said. From the Associated Press:
"Brewer apparently first referred to beheadings during a June 16 interview with Fox News, talking about "the kidnappings and the extortion and the beheadings and the fact that people can't feel safe in their community" in discussing controversy surrounding the immigration law.
She went further in a June 27 interview on Phoenix television station KPNX when asked about the beheadings claim.
"Oh, our law-enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert, either buried or just lying out there, that have been beheaded," Brewer said.
None of the southern Arizona coroners who handle immigrant cases have encountered headless bodies.
It's not the first time Brewer, who became governor when Democrat Janet Napolitano resigned to became secretary of the federal Department of Homeland Security, has drawn criticism for exaggerated remarks. In June, she said most illegal immigrants entering Arizona are being used to transport drugs across the border, an assertion panned by most people who study immigration."
It would seem that Brewer's polling numbers convinced her that she had to try to put the headless Mexican scam behind her. I'll bet she wishes that's one body she could bury out in the Arizona desert.