Jan Brewer Waxes Weird in Victory Speech as Terry Goddard Announces Camping Trip

Categories: Election 2010
The lack of decor at the Democratic Party headquarters in downtown Phoenix was in stark contrast to the colorful array of posters and ubiquitous American flags in display at their rival Republican digs across the street.

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It was if the Dems had resolved to take their medicine--a loss of every statewide race from the top (Governor Jan Brewer) on down---by adopting a minimalist motif.

That philosophy, unintentional or not, may hold the state's minority party in better stead in the coming few years if they want to rise from the proverbial ashes of a decidedly nasty spanking at the polls..

Governor Brewer spoke in front of a enormous Arizona flag after Secretary of State Ken Bennett lauded her for "taking on" (evil personified) President Obama, the U.S. Attorney General (unnamed), and (those damned liberal activist judges) "the Ninth Circuit."

Stop the presses, Brewer spoke with passable syntax as she blathered for minutes with husband John and one of her two surviving sons in tow.

No "have dids" on this particular night for the unlikely governor in a state that's had seveal improbable top bosses over time, including car dealer, failed newspaper publisher and certified flake Evan Mecham, and Arizona Softball Hall of Famer Rose Mofford, she of the great white beehive hairdo  

"Tonight the calvary has come riding over the hill," she started, which sounded more palatable than saying that the Mexican cartel has scaled the danged fence to behead our fair and noble citizens..

"Tonight we foreclosed on a house -- the one that used to be run by Nancy Pelosi," spitting out the outgoing House Speaker's name like the Wicked Witch of the Southwest.

Running with the tacky foreclosure schtick--and not to ruin the good vibes by invoking the name of W, short for George W. Bush, under whose historically disastrous watch the home repo rate in Arizona and nationally ran amuck--she spoke of foreclosing a little joint on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, where a fellow named Obama currently resides.

Brewer got weirder as she continued.

"We know what we are and what we are not," she said, and "we are not the subjects of an arrogant and overbearing government."

No, we are the subjects in Arizona of an arrogant and overbearing government for whom children, education, mental health, and anything under the rubric of "social justice" are at the very best an afterthought for the Legislature and this governor.

Brewer made a passing reference to "phony scandals and smears and other artificial things," by which we figure she meant the stuff about her criminally insane son Ronald, that slipping out of a DUI incident from some years back, and the quirky (still unsure about this one) thyroid health issue. 

But then it was back to placing our faith "in a loving God" (and in his ability to get those activist SOBs who, God forbid, interpret standing case law), to follow the good old  "rule of law" (contradiction in above two comments duly noted), and to take advantage somehow of those unspecified "treasures left by our forefathers."

The weirdness was in full force by now.

"It's just a cause worth living for," the governor said about something to do with American principles, if only because our military heroes have found that same cause "worth dying for." 

Janice Brewer, who ascended to the top job when Governor Janet Napolitano took the Homeland Security slot in D.C. after Obama assumed the presidency (doesn't that seem so long ago?), finished with this:

"Let's go together and surprise the world with what we can do."

We tremble at the thought.

Oh, yes, Terry Goddard.

He spoke of going camping with his wife and young son, and taking it easy for awhile as he contemplates his next move,

The loss makes Goddard and recently dumped Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss  available for employment opportunities, effective immediately for Moss and soon for Goddard. 

Maybe if the outgoing Attorney General had shown evidence of the mouthy Moss' chutzpah on the campaign trail, things might have been a little closer than the trouncing he took.

Then again, future Hall of Famer Moss never saw a middle linebacker coming at him over the middle like that perfect storm dubbed Senate Bill 1070, an historical piece of legislation that rudely shoved Mr. Goddard into probable political oblivion.

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16 comments
Tismeinaz
Tismeinaz

"Tonight we foreclosed on a house -- the one that used to be run by Nancy Pelosi," spitting out the outgoing House Speaker's name like the Wicked Witch of the Southwest.

OMG - I thought the same thing when I heard her cackle. We need the audio clip they played on NPR. If there is a video it needs to be posted. This tactless witch needs to be taken down with her own words. I wonder if we can get someone to auto tune her or do a mashup that can be played ad nauseum?

Get Real
Get Real

What is this? It sounds like you are fighting with your sister. How about reporting NEWS and not CREATING gossip. Get a Life!

karlleuba
karlleuba

She not only had passable syntax, and grammar, but she also had Teleprompters prominently displayed. Her speech was certainly not conciliatory, it sounded like a victory speech to a vanquished enemy. And it was prepared by someone who wanted to GLOAT. I had to stop watching as she piled insult on insult on the intelligence of the people of Arizona. Like Advocate 540 says, Arizona Got What We Deserved and we will live with it. We can't get any lower on the scale for education, we are already at the bottom. Wages are not going to get out of the bottom either. The solution to the Immigration Problem will not be Arizona's doing. If it gets solved it will be solved by the Constitutional Authority for immigration, the Federal Government.

Emil Pulsifer
Emil Pulsifer

P.S. Also look for Republicans to blame national deficits and debt (and the stimulus, even though it's now states' biggest single revenue source and federal aid to states has been the only thing keeping their heads above water in these days of low consumption and low tax revenues) for keeping the unemployment rate high, by sapping private investment -- a handwaving argument, to be sure, but then Republican propaganda depends not upon its cogency but only upon how well it plays to suburbia, whose residents hear it every day via the talk-radio, which is thoroughly dominated by "conservative" (i.e., right-wing) ownership and management.

Emil Pulsifer
Emil Pulsifer

"Mark D" wrote:

"Well the backup QB is going to have to face the ongoing rush - good luck with that one. In other words you will have to have actual ideas that go beyond simply being contrarian. Wow what a concept. At the state level, great plan demonizing the hispanics and keeping everyone's eyes off of the economy. When that grows stale as it eventually will, what group will you demonize next?"

Mark D, at the national level the Republicans can always blame the Democrats in the Senate (not to mention the President, who may use the veto pen more often now) for failing to enact their absurd demands into law.

At the state level, it's not so easy, as you point out, because the legislature has been in Republican hands for years and now the governorship as well. However, the state economy does not exist in a bubble and state Republicans will blame Democrat-caused gridlock at the national level for failing to get the national economy (and hence Arizona's) going. Meanwhile, there are always the Mexicans, which state Republicans will demonize as bloodsucking parasites taking jobs from native Arizonans.

In other words, the usual suspects.

MARK D
MARK D

Wow, republicans you blew it! It was a perfect strategy in claiming that every word uttered by the democrats ruins our country and maintaining that you will vote against every bill brought forth by the Dems long before the bills were discussed and doing so without offering any alternatives. Well the backup QB is going to have to face the ongoing rush - good luck with that one. In other words you will have to have actual ideas that go beyond simply being contrarian. Wow what a concept. At the state level, great plan demonizing the hispanics and keeping everyone's eyes off of the economy. When that grows stale as it eventually will, what group will you demonize next?

Donnarules
Donnarules

if you want your vote to count move to new york-i did and never regrettted it

Rob
Rob

The first interview I happened to catch of Goddard...as returns were not even trickling in yet..I almost choked on my dinner..."We need to keep Russell Pearce in check....he's dangerous".

Where the hell was that during the last 6 months?Why wait until AFTER to finally say it?

That statement alone would have been good for at least 3% more votes...And had he gone after Arpaio? Jan would be in drowning in merlot...or scotch...or beer and our freeways would be for the worse.

Lihue
Lihue

no one is going to fix this state in the short-term. Not even the left-wing nut jobs that run this paper

youre worst nitemare
youre worst nitemare

az is uked up as it is now with all these idiots runing it we are in trouble and for all those that voted againts terry goddard chicanos youre gonna regret it now that they use you idiots for their vote youre gonna get booted 2....all i gotta say is that any of you racist assholes mess withme or my family i will not askk questions i will shoot first then ask them theres no way in hell youre gonna do the same that you did to juan barrelas....and i hope az sinks and it will.....

M. MURPHY
M. MURPHY

All this and Ben Quayle to boot? Whatta place.....

Ross
Ross

Did she say cavalry, or Calvary?

Anon
Anon

The whole thing is like a bad B movie. What a farce.

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