Jan Brewer: Arizona Awarded GOP Presidential Debate. Gov Bails on Plan to Move Primary Date to January 31
The debate, Brewer says, was awarded to the state by the Republican National Committee, and has apparently persuaded the governor to not seek a "louder voice" for Arizona nationally by moving the state's primary date to January 31.
"Arizona is a battleground for critical issues ranging from illegal immigration to medicaid reform," the governor says. "Our voters deserve to hear the presidential candidates speak to these and other important issues."
Brewer's been crowin' about moving the date of the primary for the past few weeks. The idea being that presidential candidates will spend more time in Arizona listening to voters gripe if the primary date was earlier.
As we noted earlier this week, Arizona's "voice" as of late hasn't been too impressive.
In the past two years, Arizona politicos have concocted an immigration law that managed to piss off just about everyone in the entire country (if you support it, you've had it with the bleedin' heart liberals; if you oppose it, everyone who supports it is a racist).
They've turned a continuously debunked conspiracy theory into the humiliating "birther bill,"
which could have forced presidential candidates to provide the government with a physical description of their penis before their name is allowed on the ballot in the Grand Canyon State.
Those behind Arizona's "voice" have spent time -- and your money -- coming up with a
legislative solution to a non-existent problem: race-based abortions.
Then there's the guns: guns in bars, guns on college campuses (almost), an official state gun, ATF guns creeping across the border to Mexico.
And then there's Jan Brewer, Russell Pearce, J.D. Hayworth, Raul Grijalva, and Joe Arpaio -- sweet Jesus, Joe Arpaio!
Arizona was recently named the "worst state in the country" by the hit-hungry blogsters at Gawker, and the state's antics have earned it the nickname of "the meth-lab of democracy" -- and Brewer wants to make that meth-lab's voice louder.
The deadline for Brewer to move the primary date to January 31, is tomorrow. She's apparently decided not to do it, although she says she wants to "keep [her] options open" for deciding on an alternative date.
"With whatever date I choose, my goal remains the same as ever: To provide Arizona voters the biggest possible platform with which to impact the presidential nomination process," she says. "In such a critical election, this is a decision that is owed careful consideration."