Thursday, January 26, 2012

Author Brewer: Photo-opping the president

OUR POLITICAL grandstanding award this week must go unchallenged to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who confronted President Obama as he deplaned in Phoenix. Within moments she was seen in profile pointing her finger at him in what appeared to be a severely aggressive mood until he turned away in the Republican governor's mid-sentence.

Oh, she has written a book titled Scorpions for Breakfast in which she was less than kind to Obama's immigration policy. So you could say it was a photo-op for her and it worked. Book sales reportedly shot up by 150,000 as the story made the rounds.

In an intellectual showdown between Obama and Brewer I'd be quick to bet on the President. But that's immaterial. Instead, rarely would you see such disrespect to an American president, whether it is Obama or any of his predecessors. Obviously such courtesy to the office has yet to reach the Arizona precincts.

Brewer did say that she found Obama threatening and "thin-skinned". OK, that might be a little less denigrating than, say, mentioning the color of his skin.


PJJinOregon said...

I continue to think that the "color" of Obama's skin is the best explanation for the many discourtesies rained upon him by members of the GOP - shouting "you lie" during a SOTU address and using the pointed finger "listen here" gesture confirm my idea. Racism may be illegal but it's still culturally acceptable among those with a lighter skin color.

PaulRyanFan84 said...


So let me get this straight. Governor Brewer is a racist because she pointed her finger towards the president during a conversation?

Do you not realize how ridiculous you sound?