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Jan Brewer: 'I Misspoke' About Beheadings

Jb In an interview with the AP published this morning, Jan Brewer finally concedes that she was wrong about a claim that headless bodies were turning up in the Arizona-Mexico desert.

From the AP piece:

"'That was an error, if I said that,' the Republican told The Associated Press on Friday. 'I misspoke, but you know, let me be clear, I am concerned about the border region because it continues to be reported in Mexico that there's a lot of violence going on and we don't want that going into Arizona.'"

"She said she was referring to beheadings and other cartel-related violence in Mexico in comments she made earlier this summer about decapitated bodies found in the state's southern region."

Guess she realized that she couldn't run away form the question forever.

Watch her original comments about the beheadings from earlier this summer, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. I seriously fear for our nation when I hear that this lady is actually ahead in the polls to win the election. What are we thinking as citizens? Are we a nation of idiots?

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 4, 2010 1:35:09 PM

  2. "IF I said that..." I LOVE that! It's a half admission to a stated fact that she said it. Politicians are funny people.

    Posted by: princely54 | Sep 4, 2010 1:42:14 PM

  3. Just another lie from Brewer!

    First off, she didn't misspeak. I watched the video clip, as I'm sure some of you have, where she clearly stated that buried corpses and headless torsos were found by law enforcement in Arizona.

    Secondly, that's just unbelievably insulting that she would say, "If I said that". She knows darn well she said that, and we do too.

    Thirdly, and just as insulting she continues to lie by saying, "she was referring to beheadings and other cartel-related violence in Mexico". No you weren't you lying crazy nutcase!

    But I'm sure the clueless old folks will vote her in as their Governor! I'm glad I live far from the crazy!!!

    Posted by: Jake | Sep 4, 2010 1:57:10 PM

  4. Misspoke? Either she's senile, has completely lost touch with reality, or she's lying through her teeth. She did not misspeak. The beheadings were in Mexico? She does not know the difference between her own state and Mexico? Good God, woman, get out of Phoenix once in a while. All that is not Phoenix is not terra incognita.

    Posted by: Craig | Sep 4, 2010 2:07:48 PM

  5. Jan you bloody liar.

    Posted by: Tone | Sep 4, 2010 2:23:29 PM

  6. I love all these politicians when they say they misspoke or as Obama would say, "what I meant to say..."

    Posted by: Name: | Sep 4, 2010 2:25:50 PM

  7. No bitch, you did not "misspeak." You LIED.

    Fuckin' hag.

    Posted by: Mark Alexander | Sep 4, 2010 2:27:52 PM

  8. I am embarrassed to live in Arizona.

    Posted by: homer | Sep 4, 2010 3:00:06 PM

  9. She'll win by a landslide. She is now the face and voice of this batshit crazy country. This country is destined to be run by the likes of Palin, Brewer, Fiorina, Angle, etc....

    Posted by: WeAreSeriouslyFucked | Sep 4, 2010 5:43:59 PM

  10. Machete!

    Posted by: Galore | Sep 4, 2010 6:09:12 PM

  11. She is the here and now of the Republican Party, along with Sally Kern, Sharon Angle, etc. Many will win handily. It really is sad that people don't vote and/or they vote by political party and not by the substance of the politico. I wouldn't be surprised if her recent debate boosted her ranking. We re-elected GWBush for a second term in the White House without blinking, even though he put us into two wars and country crumbling. I have no idea what the solution is, except that gay rights will continue to take a beating as long as the Republican's are in power.

    Posted by: CB | Sep 4, 2010 6:37:35 PM

  12. "I misspoke" and "If I said that"? That hardly qualifies as an admission, an apology or being accountable. Jan Brewer proved one thing during that debate: she's pathetic.

    Posted by: Pitbull | Sep 4, 2010 8:42:53 PM

  13. This is just one BITCH who is out to lunch WITHOUT a sandwich!

    Posted by: Snousha | Sep 4, 2010 9:46:28 PM

  14. "If I said that."

    Wow... I have a lot of not-so-nice names I'd like to call her right now. She won't even admit to the fact that she said something that was blatantly wrong, then refused to own up to it? She tries to make it seem as if she may or may not have said it. Oh, wow, does she need to go.

    Posted by: Ryan | Sep 4, 2010 10:23:33 PM

  15. Another half hearted "sort-of" apology from a far right politician. Freakin' bitch simply lied and got caught. How many times did she have to be called out and quizzed on the stupid statement before she "realized" that she "misspoke"?

    Her handlers finally realized that if she didn't find a way out of this bald faced lie it would eventually be her downfall. She was, as always, pandering to her base and telling them exactly what they wanted to hear and would like to believe.

    The scare tactics that she uses to charge up her base and (hopefully) motivate undecided voters are stir up fear and hatred of those who don't look "real" Americans. The woman is just plain bat-shit crazy and she not only shouldn't hold elected office but probably shouldn't be allowed out of the house alone.

    Posted by: ThomT | Sep 5, 2010 9:12:38 AM

  16. Of course we have Obama to thank for her being governor in the first place.

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Sep 5, 2010 9:14:29 AM

  17. Well - a rancher was killed in Arizona. And to her credit - there have been countless grusome killings in Mexico right over the border.

    So why get angry with her to be concerned about that? It is a governors job to govern a state and protect it.

    Does this website and other websites deny violence at the border? Why do they not talk about that as much as talking about this governor?

    Guess it is not as easy.

    Posted by: Tell It Like It Is | Sep 5, 2010 12:33:01 PM

  18. @Tell it like it not actually is:
    She's not really concerned with the rancher at all. She's abusing his death for cracking down on people that have nothing to do with border violence.

    Posted by: Chris | Sep 5, 2010 12:59:27 PM

  19. Who hasn't lied about beheadings at the border? C'mon. If you're honest, you're no innocent...

    Why is it that the only people sincerely concerned about border safety and the crime that occurs as a result of illegal immigration are lunatics? The issue is worthy (it's a serious problem)...and yet the most vocal "minds" in government on the job are...cracked morons.

    Posted by: TANK | Sep 5, 2010 1:07:05 PM

  20. Except for the Grand Canyon, the deserts, ancient Indian Cliff Dwellings, and mineral mines,(all of which which are largely uninhabited), and the native American Indian Tribal areas, The State of Arizona consists of row upon row of imitation adobe houses occupied by senile old people from East Coast States that vote Republican only because they think that Franklin Roosevelt is still President.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Sep 5, 2010 4:17:31 PM

  21. blah, blah, blah... you LIED bitch, to stir up fear, as any typical cynical GOP'er would. Own up to it and take the proverbial smack across the head, dammit, none of these half-assed sort-of apologies are good enough. Just recognize that you need to go, woman, and get the hell out!

    Posted by: CKNJ | Sep 6, 2010 12:01:17 AM

  22. WTH...Admits she was wrong- or got caught lying? AGAIN!

    Posted by: Michelle | Sep 6, 2010 2:23:15 AM

  23. I live very near the border, in the southern Arizona desert. Jan Brewer and John McCain are lying sacks of shit. Illegal immigration is way down, violence is way down, the ranchers' biggest beef is the trash left on their land by those passing through. Militias that have tried to form are from out of state and not wanted. The border patrol are everywhere and have roadstops everywhere (I am never questioned because I am white). It has been this way for years. Those of us who live within 100 miles of the border hate the new law because (among other things) our economies depend on the Mexican visitors. They come here to shop and spend a ton of money. They account for more than 30% of sales tax revenue.

    However, the violence in Mexico is very bad, but that is an internal turf war that has to do with the breakdown of the system of corruption in Mexico; it would be largely addressed by home-grown legal weed here in the U.S. It has nothing to do with the landscape dude willing to work in 110 deg heat. 99.9% of the deaths in the desert have been poor saps (many women and children) dying of thirst.

    This is nothing but fear mongering.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 6, 2010 4:44:55 AM

  24. Brewer had a classic anxiety attack and is obviously not ready for prime time. That said, it doesn't detract from the basic truth about most of what she said. The violence, ALONG THE U.S. BORDER, is VERY BAD, and it is SPILLING OVER into the U.S. side which happens to be the state she governs. She and others are correct in being pissed off at the federal government refusing basically to do what is their primary job: defending the U.S. from external foes and attack.

    The federal government is controlled by big business and money interests, and they want to break down borders and increase the free flow of labor outside America's sovereign borders. They want to do this for cheap labor and millions more little consumers. They're unconcerned with social costs, crime, etc., because their wealth shields them from these things.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 7, 2010 12:39:20 AM

  25. All you whining border bitches, please go to your nearest mexican consulate and become the mexican you so wish to be.
    Blood is owed and blood will be paid, Remember The ALAMO
    you are so lucky you live in the US because in MEXICO, your words would be your death

    Posted by: Austin Rozzell | Sep 7, 2010 9:09:15 AM

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