Photo of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (REPUBLICAN) pointing her acrylic-nailed talon into the face of the President of the United States of America during an argument.
Obama tangles with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer over immigration book
Brewer attempted to hand Obama a letter, which she later told reporters was an invitation to sit down with her to discuss “Arizona’s comeback” and to tour the U.S.-Mexican border with her.
That’s when things went sour. Obama and Brewer engaged in what reporters described as an “intense exchange,” with the Republican governor pointing her finger at the president and the two appearing to talk over each other.
The exchange ended when Obama abruptly walked away as Brewer appeared to still be speaking, according to a summary provided by reporters in the press pool that shadows the president on his trips.
Asked about the conversation, Brewer told the reporters that Obama was “a little disturbed” about her book, “Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure the Border.’’
The book, which was published two months ago, details her conservative approach to dealing with the state’s illegal immigration challenges. An article in the Arizona Republic last fall said that Brewer cast Obama as “patronizing and condescending.”
She portrayed the federal government as “out of control” and said that the president lectured her during a June 2010 meeting in the Oval Office, the newspaper reported.
“He didn’t feel that I had treated him cordially” in the book, Brewer told reporters Wednesday. “I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the president. The book is what the book is. I asked him if he read the book. He said he read the excerpt.”
[...] “Anyway, we’re glad he’s here,” a shaken Brewer said. “I’ll regroup.”
Hahah. Yes, you do that, Jan. Maybe you haven’t heard, but actions have consequences. Apparently the “office of the president” isn’t impressed with you or your little book.
I love that he walked away from her in mid-screech.
If a Democratic governor, or a black governor, had gotten in George W. Bush’s face like this the way Arizona governor Jan Brewer did [yesterday] with Barack Obama, the media would have a field day. I also have to seriously wonder if she would have pulled this crap if the President were white.
Jan Brewer owes the President an apology.