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Former Bush Advisor: Arizona Governor Will Veto Anti-Gay Bill

Matthew Dowd, the chief strategist for the 2004 Bush-Cheney presidential campaign expressing his opinion about SB 1062 saying ABC's This Week that the bill is too grounded in religion and that Governor Jan Brewer will veto it mainly due to the possible economic damage it could cause the state.

 “I think, in the end, Gov. Brewer is probably going to veto this because it seems like an easy veto for her to do because of everything that’s going in the business economy there. This is one of those problems when people use religion as a way to sort of enforce discriminatory practices. People used religion back in the 1860s when they defended slavery. They used religion to defend slavery. We’ve used religion to go to war. People have criticized Islam because they use religion to fight people and kill people. This is the problem with that. In the end I think she vetoes it because there's no way this can survive. 

Watch the clip, via of The Raw Story, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. I was told that even if she vetoes the bill there are enough votes in the AZ legislature to override her veto. Jan Brewer knows this. So, if she vetoes it, she gets a Tea Batty challenge when she is up for reelection. If she doesn't veto it and signs it into law, she gets national and international condemnation and perhaps the loss of millions of dollars of business and investments in AZ. Poor Jan. This is what happens when you lie down with evangelical dogs. You get up with fundamentalist fleas.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Feb 24, 2014 9:21:39 AM

  2. She better hurry and veto that bill. The damage has been done and is getting worse every minute. The zealot AZ Catholics who embraced this bill have totally forgotten that they were considered vermin in most of this country just 60 or 70 years ago. They faced intolerable discrimination and now are paying it forward. What a pathetic act.of stupidity

    Posted by: Sandyone | Feb 24, 2014 9:59:50 AM

  3. Thanks Matt .. 'Cuz it seems like easy because of everything going on with the economy there.' That's certainly 'THE REASON' for a Veto. Idiot.

    Posted by: RexT | Feb 24, 2014 8:27:38 PM

  4. In fairness to Brewer (I can't believe I said that) she has shown some signs of sanity over the years. She vetoed AZ's Birther Bill a few years ago, and she went toe-to-toe with her own party over Obamacare, threatening to vetoe every bill they passed unless they expanded Medicaid. She won. (This bill was one of the bills she vetoed).

    On the other hand she signed the immigration "show me your papers boy" bill, despite threats of boycott, but the local politics worked for her there; that was prior to her re-election, wasn't it?

    I'm not sure, but is she even able to run again? If not the possibilty of a veto is more likely.

    Posted by: SenJayBulworth | Feb 25, 2014 3:44:27 AM

  5. Considering that NON-friends of the community McCain, Romney, and Faux News's Megan "White Santa" Kelly all believe it should be vetoed, it stands to reason JB would find herself even more of a laughingstock if she signs it.

    Posted by: Brawny71 | Feb 26, 2014 11:15:02 AM

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