Jan Brewer Sworn In as Arizona's 22nd Governor -- Compliments of SB 1070

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James King
Governor Jan Brewer says she's ready to "has did" what needs to be done for Arizona.
Under an uncharacteristic -- yet, seemingly appropriate -- gray Phoenix sky, Governor Jan Brewer was sworn in this afternoon in front of the Arizona State Capitol to become the state's 22nd governor.

Brewer, who trounced her opponent -- now-former Attorney General Terry Goddard -- in the general election in November, spoke for about seven minutes after taking the oath of office, beginning her speech with sigh of relief.


Brewer, as you may recall, was not elected to the post the first time she took the oath of office (she assumed the office when Governor Janet Napolitano became the director of Homeland Security) and, at one point during her brief administration, was one of the least-popular government officials in the country due to the state's dreary fiscal outlook and
other budgetary woes. In other words, if you asked most pundits in February if they anticipated attending Brewer's second inauguration, they would have laughed in your face -- at the time, it seemed Brewer couldn't get elected dog catcher in Arizona.

Then SB 1070 happened, and Brewer's signature on Arizona's controversial, new immigration law made her the Conservative darling behind which Arizona's predominantly Republican electorate could rally -- no matter how dopey their hero came across throughout her campaign.

"Let's face it, I wasn't all that popular [earlier this year]," Brewer told hundreds of supporters seated in front of the Capitol. "But I saw what needed to be done and did it."

Brewer went on to discuss the state's economic shortcomings and budget problems. She brought up the immigration issue, which was met with "boos" from several members of the peanut gallery standing just outside of a partition separating invited guests from the general public.

Brewer told the crowd that winning an election -- as oppose to falling face-first into the state's highest office -- has its advantages.

"Nothin' like an election to make the office feel a whole lot better," she says.


So that's that, Arizonans -- Governor Glug-Glug's here to stay.

In case you forgot, below is a quick reminder of who you elected to run the entire state of Arizona for the next four years -- (ahem) well done.



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19 comments
Coz
Coz

This is exactly what happens when a bunch of idiot voters elect an X-Ray Technician with a GED as Governor.

Amazing, Arizona has the market cornered when it comes to idiots that vote.

The adventures of Governor Jan
The adventures of Governor Jan

I seen my dootee and I done dood it...You go, Jan.What she saw was the stupidity that enshrouds all human beings. the economy is in the toilet forever; Washington doesn't give a crap. Sooooooo, let's see now... Terrible unemployment. Foreclosures like you never heard of before. Bush & Cheney's final coup-de-gras with $4.20 a gallon gasoline. And everyone is pissed and in need of someone to blame other than themselves. Hey, here's an idea: We'll do what the Nazis done did and create a hate. All we need is a target group. How about Mexicans. And its off to the governor's mansion.

white power...
white power...

fuck her and all her family and arpaio scumbagsz and fuck pearce..youres truly nogales ...............democrat!!!

david saint
david saint

my favorite part of that clip is "we have cut the budget, we have BALANCED THE BUDGET..." Yet today, in her speech, she admits she flat out lied to our faces over the issue.

Coz
Coz

Brewer proves one thing for sure in Arizona.

You can be illiterate and a liar.....and the moron voter's in this state will still elect you as the Governor.

It's no wonder Arizona ranks last in just about everything.

Rob
Rob

Give the Republicans credit, she is an apt leader for them and I couldn't think of anyone better to be the "true" face of Arizona Republicans.

Well, maybe Russell Pearce, but this is Jan's day.

Coz
Coz

Was she drunk as usual ?

Kegan
Kegan

Toastmasters, anyone?

Amy Melenbacker McMullen
Amy Melenbacker McMullen

This should be a day of mourning. This state still has a ways to go before it hits bottom but Brewer will ensure that we reach it as quickly as possible.

Coz
Coz

But of course, they all lie to get elected.

Boosting Immunity
Boosting Immunity

I could not agree with you more... funny on other boards when i brought up the fact that as a cash strapped state how she can find money to throw a party i was called a Dem..

So again Jan how much that shindig cost us again??

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

So, now she has did took the oath twict, huh?

I wonder how much headway she is making with that balanced budget she said she had last year that she now needs to balance since she lied about it being balanced last year. But, the two tax accounts she wanted to steal from weren't passed by all the votes she thought were incredibly ignorant enough to vote for. Those ignorant asses all voted for her for guvner... As Forrest might have said, "the governor will have done did in the future as she had done did in the past. Once a liar, always a liar".

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