I'm Not Sick -- And My Opponent's Gay! Jan Brewer's Campaign Fights Health Rumor by Trying to Out Terry Goddard

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Image: Jan Brewer TV ad
Brewer's campaign: The governor's not sick, and her opponent is gay.
​Jan Brewer's campaign fought back hard today against rumors that the Arizona governor's health is in question -- by questioning the sexuality of her opponent.

Brewer issued a strong statement today denying rumors that she might be too ill to serve a four-year term. Former New Times reporter John Dougherty repeated the rumor on his Facebook page recently.

HighGround, the PR firm used by Brewer's campaign, then posted an old court transcript citing rumors that Brewer's Democratic opponent, Terry Goddard, is gay.

Na-na-na-na-na.

The unsigned HighGround post comes complete with a Seinfeld-esque disclaimer that there's nothing wrong with being gay.

Of course, the post itself and link say it all.

We're not sure where the "Brewer is sick" rumor came from. She looks, well, offbeat in her new TV ad, her head bobbling around like it's on a spring. And we're guessing she drove, not hiked, to the top of South Mountain for that viewpoint shot.

Barring health issues, her appearance isn't what's at stake in the November election. Neither is Goddard's sexuality.

But Brewer clearly wants to be the state's biggest Queen of Gossip.

 

 

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Ray
Ray

If I want a job I have to release my health records to my employer. Why is hiring the chief executive of a state different? We aren't allowed to know why she has a bandage on her neck? We can't have a doctor tell us she has no thyroid problems?

JM
JM

Kind of a hatchet-faced old gal, right?

GSG9
GSG9

Jan Brewer's a fucking bitch. Gee, sorry if this offended you.

Joe
Joe

Jan Brewer is a woman who should have never been voted as governor. She cannot remain much longer in office because by her own actions and mannerisms and lack of positive , knowledgable presentaion while in front of the cameras is appalling and so shameful. She if an ineffective puppet and I cannot think of her without thinking of her twin chatastrophe Sarah Palin. She needs to be returned to whatever alzheimer unit she escaped from and put back on her medication.Pasting that idiotic smile on her face and stalling every 2 words during her speech doesn't make her worthy to be a leader of any kind at all. (Unless it's her turn to lead the residents at the group home she fled from in the :Hokey Pokey.")

Zinaz51
Zinaz51

Is that all she has going for her - slinging s _ _ _ at her fellow candidate - that just shows us exactly what how hollow this woman is. She is incapable of being articulate about the issues, she is a puppet of special interests here in Arizona (the racist Klan pushed and took her hand to sign that horrible SB 1070) and well, she is ignorant. But then Arizonan's seem to love to vote for ignorance in their politicians!

Thinkoutsidethebox
Thinkoutsidethebox

So What If He's Gay?

if you think that brewer is going to protect this state , maybe you are having a fruedian slip along with her! Illegals are all for VOTES!!! used by aaarpio, thomas, brewer, everyone of them , Goddard , is for JOBS!!!! that should be az priority. she has her prioritys mixed up, and dont beleive she can attract business, with the 'beheadings at the borders" , not exactly tourist info that needs to be 'out there' esp when its not our border.

Robertf
Robertf

to so what if he's gay,: what do you think brewer is going to do with r pie hole? a felllow republican? who is supporting her campaign.? she just sits in the seat .

how high up her back does his hand go?

Brewer likes ACORN
Brewer likes ACORN

Wasn't it Jan Brewer, who as Secretary of State, met with representatives of ACORN asking for their help supporting a Lt Governor measure so she could move up? This in her offices during the work day. Campaigning to be Governor.

Fire Brewer
Fire Brewer

Coughlin was just waiting to play the "gay card" a couple of weeks before election day. He uses the issue, not brought by Goddard, about Brewer's illness an a poor excuse to slur. She should fire Coughlin. I'm just so tired of the yahoos focusing on things that are just mean. We are losing jobs, houses, we have people w/ AK 47's throughout the State, etc and they focus on this? There is no way I will support Brewer now.

Maffeo
Maffeo

I just posted what I thought about "High Ground" Public Affairs Consultants on their website, but it is "awaiting moderation," so I am sure it will never show up. What I said was,

"Despicable. That’s all I can say about “High Ground” Public Affairs Consultants. Despicable."

Pete Bardo
Pete Bardo

The 'sick' thing came from and article in Psychology Today, written by a guy who has never been to Arizona and hasn't personally examined her, but based his opinion solely on the debate. Shame on Dougherty for spreading it as though it were true. I thought he was "one of the good guys". Responding by saying her opponent is gay is just off the hook! Face it folks, she may not be ill but she's still an embarrassment to the state.

disgusted
disgusted

Why doesn't the press question Coughlin about his long history of knowingly hiring illegal aliens. The guy is a dirt bag representing the scum of the earth: Symington, RJ Reynolds, Brewer, Walmart and more...

Ms Info
Ms Info

Look on the bright side, no matter who we elect, Arizona keeps its streak of feminine governors alive.

*Ba dum bump*

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. I'm here all week. Be sure to tip the veal and try your waitress.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Please note - it's not just a hairdo. Brewer's head is really shaped like that.

Shesjustadrunk
Shesjustadrunk

What they mean about Klan Brewer being sick is that she is an alcoholic and can't function long without the drink.....

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

If that's true, then I would have to add that she doesn't seem to function well, at all, with or without the additives.

Doesn't it seem odd that no one in the state Republican party has noticed what a nimrod she is? I would think they would have been recruiting a viable candidate who at least has public speaking skills. I guess they are happy to have a robotic puppet in place to do as Randy Pullen tells her.

Doug Roberts
Doug Roberts

I don't live in Arizona. I don't even live in the U.S. But, for better or for worse, news items like this are available world wide now. I've read a few things about Jan Brewer in the last few months and I've learned the following: She is not very aware of the larger world, she is marginally articulate, she can be very mean-spirited, she is not very intelligent, she may be mentally unbalance and she is probably going to be the next governor of Arizona. Good luck with that.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Doug, with any luck at all she is going to lose the election and will then move to Canada, where she will anointed Queen. Even if Canada doesn't need one.

RJT
RJT

Doug thanks for your words, it doesnt make sense that voters in Arizona would vote for this women...

DennisNYC
DennisNYC

Hey! They went for Bush TWICE!

Frida
Frida

I think they mean sick as in "deranged". Makes perfect sense.

AJ
AJ

What a non tragedy if she gets sick and dies. She's scum.

Bobbi Masquelier
Bobbi Masquelier

This makes me sick. Brewer or her " good old boys club" is really stooping to the lowest, low ever. I'll be glad when this is over and we don't have to hear anything else from Jan or the boys.

Kari Hope
Kari Hope

So let me get this straight. John Dougherty, an investigative reporter and also candidate for the U.S. Senate, writes on his Facebook page about Brewer's health and Goddard gets slammed for possibly being Gay???? I'd like to bitch-slap Brewer for being stupid!!

DennisNYC
DennisNYC

Caution, Lonnie... better wear industrial strength rubber gloves!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Lonnie, she can't help it. According to her latest TV ad she has a strong backbone. She doesn't claim to have a mind, weak or strong.

Personally, I think she could prove me wrong with just five more debates before the election. Or maybe not....

JoeRayCr8iv
JoeRayCr8iv

Sometimes I see/hear stuff like this and aside from an instant headache, I feel like I'm going insane or have woken up to a world where apes are running the show. No, let me correct that...apes are intelligent animals. This is more like a planet run by deranged monkeys suffering from heat stroke and their mindless bodies are holding the giant remote in the sky.

Damn, I think a good zombie attack would make sense right about now.

RJT
RJT

Maybe someone should investigate possibly a (per a rumor of a former staff member) drinking problem, hummmm would heavy drinking affect your brain, and keep you from coming into the office frequently????????????

SantiagoJJJr
SantiagoJJJr

"Governor Jan Brewer, Arizona Anti-Christ!"

Jan Brewer's cruel budget cuts devastate Arizonans.

And she doesn't care!

Just a few of her cuts are addressed in this vid, but her black heart is evident. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Matt
Matt

Dougherty's just confused: the half-dead soulless look is just a side effect of the process they use to turn normal people into far-right conservatives.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I've seen several photos of Mrs. Brewer that made he appear to be moments away for her demise, so I can understand that someone might infer that she is sickly, in a physical way. I don't think she is mentally ill, simply a dimwit puppet for the state Republican party. Put a coin in her ear and she will say whatever you want to hear her say.

By the way, if Prop 302 fails (which is expected), how is she going to balance the budget that she says she has already balanced?

So many untruths... she must be related to the MCSO shurf, who is indeed mentally ill.

Azmerf
Azmerf

Basically, it's all the drinking. That's why she looks ill and can't string 3 sentences together.

Truth08
Truth08

You know there is a reason I coined the phrase...'Crusty 'ol Leather Mitt'..

Chuck
Chuck

Is Governor Brewer going to "out" her favorite county sheriff? Or did she have another lengthy mental lapse and forget Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is as queer as a three-dollar bill?

So what if he is gay?
So what if he is gay?

Terry did nothing in his current role. He could have put Sheriff Joe and Andrew Thomas in jail...nothing he waited for his chance to run. Brewer may have had a senior moment but she has worked hard to help teachers, the state and has not stayed away from standing up to the Federal Government. Goddard has not earned the trust of the citizens.Early voting has begun. Brewer will be your next Governor. This is just liberal made up bullshit... Goddard did not stand up for us against the FEDS. Tom Horne did not Goddard. Terry is gay so what...we all know it Rotellini is too! Who cares. The point is Obama has trashed your country and is suing your state pick those that will protect us not bring us to further ruin.

Zinaz51
Zinaz51

Are you kidding - Jan Brewer worked hard! The is an oxymoron for her. She has done nothing for education in Arizona (we are 50th of all the states - that means LAST - for what we spend on each individual student) Let's not sling nasty words - but instead look at the facts - she is inarticulate, incompetent and hollow. What is so great about standing up to the Feds - that is laughable. Who cares? I want to know what she is going to do for Arizona and that is a big ZERO!

ladmobagparty
ladmobagparty

I don't need anyone to stand against the Federal government for me. This ain't antebellum Mississippi.I need someone who will cooperate with the Feds to bring jobs and education to Arizona. That sure as hell isn't Brewer. I'm voting for Goddard.

DennisNYC
DennisNYC

OOOO, the Feds are comin'. Hide your women and children! Don't like the Feds? Secede... and take your leather-faced governor and your ex-maverick senator with ya!

David
David

Listen. The issue raised here in the article has nothing to do with the credentials of either candidate. Rather than addressing or mitigating the allegations that she is sick, Brewer chooses to counter with claims of her opponents sexuality.

The question I raise, is why the hell is that important?! This being brought up at all I seems to validates the allegations of Brewer's reasoning.

Connie
Connie

"Brewer has worked hard to help teachers." Really? Then why did the AEA endorse Goddard? Seems a little odd then that the main teachers organization in the state would endorse Goddard if she has "worked so hard" for them!

Kari Hope
Kari Hope

Contrary to your stupid beliefs, Brewer will be sent packing just like her compadre McCain. This state sure doesn't need people like you. Try doing a little research and you'll be surprised what you find out how much Terry Goddard has done for the State of Arizona. Damn some people are clueless.

Johnny White Man
Johnny White Man

What they meant by Klan Brewer being "sick", was probably based on her notoriously famous "brain fart" stint, back in the debates. Which means that her mental capacity and rationalily quick wits could be dwindling down a bit.

I say that's more concerning than someone just being "gay".

Ms Info
Ms Info

Especially when you consider that most people thought our last governor was gay. And no one cared.

Congratulations, Chuck. You hit back with a charge that only serves to make you look bad.

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