Governor Jan Brewer to Speak on First Day of ALEC Convention

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Brewer and ex-Reagan AG Ed Meese will get top billing at the upcoming ALEC-fest

Should anyone be surprised that Governor Jan Brewer will be one of the keynote speakers at the American Legislative Exchange Council's big wingding in Scottsdale this week at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa?

I'm sure not. Even before ALEC posted the announcement to its website and the governor's office noted a November 30 speech by Brewer on her schedule for the week, I could smell that one coming.

The Republican-lobbyist lovefest will also feature former Reagan-era Attorney General Ed Meese (yep, he's still alive) as a speaker, and you can pretty much anticipate that nearly every GOP legislator in Sand Land will be around for at least part of the three-day event.

In fact, legislators from all 50 states will be on hand, according to ALEC's website

There could be Dems there as well, but they may want to have their Groucho 'staches on to elude detection from all of the progressive types protesting ALEC outside.

A message to ALEC from the anti-ALECkers

Various lefty groups from inside and outside Arizona are converging on Scottsdale, promising to "shut ALEC down." 

For such groups, ALEC is a sort of corporate octopus, one that grants legislators "scholarships" allowing them to attend ALEC events. In turn, ALEC's corporate members gain access and influence and the ability to write state legislation.

Independent journalist Beau Hodai has done extensive investigation into ALEC's sway over state legislatures. You can read his latest piece on ALEC, here.

It will be interesting to see what sort of access ALEC allows the press during its "States and Nation Policy Summit." I've submitted a request for press credentials, and will let you know how forthcoming ALEC is.

I'm not a conspiracy-minded individual. A confluence of interests usually is what it is. But the public has the right to see what its servants get up to at these shindigs. And if ALEC chooses to stonewall the media or cherrypick Fourth Estate "friendlies," it will deserve all of the bad press it gets.


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beltchido
beltchido

that bitch from arizona.need to go back to germany where she belong. if she live in the mexican land she must say ,,,thank>s to the mexican people to tet her to stay there fucking k.k.k.get out of my land

Follower_of_the_ONE
Follower_of_the_ONE

ALEC (Assholes Licking Elitist Crack).  I heard the Pride of Chucky is taking her redistricting woes to the U.S. Supreme Court...  could it be this stupid bitch and her handlers don't know when to quit? 

Dr Evil..We need a Brewer "FemBot" sportin' the standard machine gun nipples and go ahead and shove the C-4 up her plastic ass.  Don't worry about quality control, even if the damned thing shorts out with fire coming out it's ass and and smoke out of it's head... nobody will notice..typical Brewer behavior.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

HELP!!!  I just went to the bookstore and they are all sold out of copies of Scorpions for Breakfast.  I don't know what I will be able to do if I can't find a copy quick.  This crap will not stay in forever. 

Tina
Tina

Unless the vested operatives of ALEC have changed their ways since Dec. 2009, the press will not be allowed in their cozy get-togethers with legislators they've bought from all over the country.  With representatives of rhe private prison industry present, that's when Russell Pearce presented to THEM what was to become SB 1070.....before our state legislalure saw it.

AZ FAIL
AZ FAIL

Boozer....er I mean Brewer is the epitome of the politician as corporate whore, doing the bidding of whoever throws the most money at her. She should fit right in.

The sooner we begin recall proceedings and rid ourselves of this empty-headed, shriveled little puppet, the better off this state will be.

AmyM
AmyM

I prefer to think of us as smart anti-ALECkers.  

JeffFarias
JeffFarias

has anyone heard anythng about the FBI raid at Shurf Joe's today ??

Ross
Ross

Of course Ed Meese is still alive.  Didn't you watcn the last Republican presidential candidate debate, sponsored by CNN and Right-Wing Lobbyists?  They let Meese ask the first question, about the Patriot Act.

Nate
Nate

who the hell is alec?

Shawna
Shawna

Her opening remarks:

"My friends and colleagues of ALEC, I... ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

have did everything you asked me to do."

Reggie VV
Reggie VV

The Janster should be able to read directly from the ALEC script.  Will she be giving autographed copies to all the other corporate puppets?

Follower_of_the_ONE
Follower_of_the_ONE

You guys are right so I edited to remove the "Faux" notations of rage and hateful targeting.... thank you for pointing that out.  You didn't seem to have a problem with the opening so I'll leave that.  And you are right, morally I would feel horrible if something like that happened, the thought of creating a martyr is not something I'd want to live with... thank you Gerry!.  But all the same ... probably not guilty enough to attend funerals. 

Bnbk
Bnbk

Now now Follower,I'm sure we can come up with better alternatives to deal with these political whores that make up our state "leadership". I prefer the method that CBA is pursuing.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Follower,

I will second what LD 18 says.  I feel a sense of poetic justice when someone is referred to as for example, "Disgraced Former County Attorney Andrew Thomas..."  There would only sympathy for "The late Andrew Thomas..." 

LD 18
LD 18

Follower: Shame on you. You should "hate to say it." Strongly disagree with Brewer? Me too, but there are plenty of good arguments against her actions that don't involve violence, even the hypothetical kind. Try to think up some, okay?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol you probably couldn't find a copy because they didn't sell all the copies, they sent them away because of a lack of interest in them!

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

what Sheriff Joke was raided yesterday?

Tina
Tina

Nate, if you're serious, there's an article on page B-3 of today's Arizona Republic by Ginger Rough..."Report: Lawmakers council is receptive to corporate money."  It provides additional insight into ALEC == why it does what it does (increase their profits) and the organized efforts protesting their purposes.  

Tina
Tina

A joke on us...at our expense.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

"I have did everything that you asked Russell to tell me to did.  But now, who will did tell me what to have did in the not yet done did future?"

Follower_of_the_ONE
Follower_of_the_ONE

Actually the hole idea of "blowing up Parliment" happen due to the fact that I had recently viewed "V for Vengence".  It was meant to inject humor... however it came across completely wrong...and for the record ... I too prefer the CBA method, their recent victories and the continued course they are pursuing... The sleeping giant awakens and the assorted vermin scatter.

Follower_of_the_ONE
Follower_of_the_ONE

No disagreement LD18, I removed the offending text.  Perhaps we could vie for a solution that is, while violent, more likely to be considered an "act of God" ... say a breadbox sized comet hitting the capitol building in the middle of the Govenors speech...Then there would be the added benefit of scaring the crap of the religious right by sending a clear message:  While Pearce lost in part because he angered his Mormon brethern...evidently the "other cases" were kicked up to a higher court and the sentence doesn't require an appeal ! 

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

there is also a few links in the article about the Occupy Phoenix protest too.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

no, a joke on the morons who voted for the dumb bitch!

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol that's more like it.. the ........................................ in the original post could be something like that tho !

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