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Watch: AZ Gov Jan Brewer's Opening Statement Epic Fail



Ben Smith writes: "Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's opening statement in last night's debate reflects either an amazing lack of preparation, or sheer panic."


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  1. This would be a perfect campaign ad, for the opposition. Someone get her to a nursing home, pronto.

    Posted by: Ernie | Sep 2, 2010 12:39:06 PM

  2. Yet again, she proves my point that a bleached blonde always ends up frying their peanut sized brains!

    Posted by: Brains | Sep 2, 2010 12:48:22 PM


    For future reference, your statement should read:

    " Is there anything that Brewer has not " done" for Arizona! "

    Posted by: Brains | Sep 2, 2010 12:52:12 PM

  4. Is that Palin's mother?

    Posted by: Larry | Sep 2, 2010 12:55:37 PM

  5. Oh..but this is what so many Americans claim to love instead of those words coming from our current highly educated and articulate president accused of only being able to give "pretty" speeches...I wish America would make up it's damn mind, it's a freaking crime to have any amount of intelligence or pragmatism on these shores...whatever, watch this bitch win...

    Posted by: yeahisaidit | Sep 2, 2010 12:58:20 PM

  6. YeahISaidIt, its all part of the anti-intellectual movement, which really gained steam with the Bush administration before he passed the baton to Palin and the current GOP. I'm tempted to say it has gotten even worse.

    Ignorance and simple-mindedness are badges of honor for these people. Higher education is seen as a bastion of liberal evilness where the absorption of facts often translates into rational viewpoints. Coherent sentences with fancy words (i.e. above second grade vocabulary) means you're not one of 'us', you're one of those hoity toity elite types who doesn't understand the wisdom of common folk.

    Posted by: Wes | Sep 2, 2010 1:34:37 PM

  7. we did, we dood, we dooded,we didded... pregnant pause.......... somebody help me. pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeze! from a rag of a girl named jan.

    Posted by: nic | Sep 2, 2010 1:39:08 PM

  8. That's what Obama would look like without a teleprompter. I'm just sayin.

    Posted by: Shane | Sep 2, 2010 1:40:55 PM

  9. Obama doesn't use a teleprompter at debates, Shane.

    In fact, all politicians use teleprompters for speeches.

    Thats a bullshit criticism and it always has been. Why don't you at least pick something legitimate, there's plenty to choose from.

    Posted by: Wes | Sep 2, 2010 1:44:07 PM

  10. @ Shane

    Not true. Have you ever heard Obama on the campaign trail or at a town hall event or being interviewed? He is a former college professor and attorney; I think he can speak on his feet. Just sayin.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Sep 2, 2010 1:44:08 PM

  11. Ive been to Arizona, a number of times, to different parts. THIS...sums up what most of the state is like. Must be the heat. Truly heartbreaking that 'stupid' is so en vougue these days.

    Posted by: JT | Sep 2, 2010 2:06:12 PM

  12. ¡Ella tiene "lo hizo" a ella!

    Posted by: iHadapoint | Sep 2, 2010 2:11:28 PM

  13. @crispy,

    Re: your comment-- That right there is a community college education.
    Posted by: crispy | Sep 2, 2010 12:06:24 PM

    Knock Jan Brewer all you want-- she's an imbecile-- but lay off the community college cracks. As an Instructor at a nationally ranked Southern California Community College and a former Community College student who went on to grad school at Columbia University, your comment shows ignorance and, frankly, unearned entitlement.

    Posted by: rob | Sep 2, 2010 2:29:37 PM

  14. Wow. That was painful to watch.

    Posted by: Michael W. | Sep 2, 2010 2:48:59 PM

  15. Just to play devil's advocate for a moment ... are we happier with an obviously intelligent and intelligible politician like Obama or, before him, Clinton, who are merely snake oil salesmen? What does their ability to speak smoothly get us, besides wool pulled so gently over our eyes?

    I'm not saying this crazy bitch who can't talk her way out of the bathroom in the morning should be governor of a river raft, but I'm done with assuming the ability to speak intelligently goes along with actually being intelligent and certainly not with doing the smart thing in politics (unless you subscribe to the political canard that the smart thing means covering your ass at all times).

    Posted by: Zlick | Sep 2, 2010 3:00:47 PM

  16. Interestingly, one of Karl Rove's strategies was to highlight the opposition's strength and twist it in a negative.

    The obvious intelligence and quality of Obama-Biden (and HRC) over McCain-Palin became twisted into dismissive "elitist" and "uppity" memes. Remember the arugula story on the campaign trail (Iowa, was it?) Suddenly, it was un-American to be an educated, upper-middle class East Coaster (Weren't the Bushes??)

    It became the politics of Joe the Plumber and who you'd rather grab a beer with. Well, now you have the fruit of that: Tea Party crazies, Christian fundies and dumb as a bag of rock harpies who think they can hold higher offices just because they have an opinion on something. Politics in the age of Palin, Beck and Rush.

    Posted by: JTlvr | Sep 2, 2010 3:19:41 PM

  17. @BRAINS

    Read and comprehend much?

    Posted by: Christopher | Sep 2, 2010 3:20:42 PM

  18. Classic case of stagefright. Cunt.

    Posted by: Mark | Sep 2, 2010 3:55:19 PM

  19. From a non-political standpoint, stage fright can hit unexpectedly. I've never heard this woman speak before, but from personal experience, such fear can be sudden and humiliating. I'm no politician, of course, and would never take a position that I know I can't handle. I realize that she's likely just an idiot, but I do want to point out that it can happen to anyone.

    Posted by: Pookie | Sep 2, 2010 4:33:57 PM

  20. Anti-intellectualism is increasingly en vogue.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Sep 2, 2010 4:44:05 PM

  21. As an Arizona resident, I have to say that this is the first opportunity to really see what an idiot she actually is on a debate.

    She tends to not be heard often here. I knew she was an embarrassment to the human gene pool and all, but jeez.

    I don't know how long that lead is going to last. There's only so much of an idiot most people can stand, and Goddard is very popular as attorney general.

    State demographics are evenly split between Republicans, Democrats and Independents. The reason the state has become so right wing is that the districts are so gerrymandered only a few are in play. So, the primaries determine the office holder, not the general election. In the primaries, they go extreme right wing to appeal to their base, and this is the result. Fools in office for ever.

    Posted by: Craig | Sep 2, 2010 7:01:33 PM

  22. I think this video explains what was happening with the Governor that night (simple case of gas):

    Posted by: Mike Damman | Sep 2, 2010 8:40:52 PM

  23. that is just shear panic from a bitch who knows she is lying. if a person speaks the truth, he/she would not quake nor collapse in the flood lights.

    Posted by: nic | Sep 2, 2010 9:13:57 PM

  24. Palin/Brewer in 2012! That's the ticket...

    Posted by: noteasilyoffended | Sep 3, 2010 12:01:58 PM

  25. Well, she IS old. Alzheimer's at its best.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Sep 3, 2010 1:30:30 PM

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