Congressman Jeff Flake: A Class Act (Take Note, Jan Brewer)

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Congressman Jeff Flake should teach a class on how to be a politician without acting like a total ass-clown.
Congressman Jeff Flake may be the poorest member of Arizona's Congressional delegation, and he may have flaked on his support of comprehensive immigration reform, but he's still a standup guy -- a class act from whom other Arizona politicos (we won't name names...just kidding -- specifically, Governor Jan Brewer) could learn a thing or two.

The same day Brewer was sticking her finger in the face of President Barack Obama as the two argued on a runway at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Flake held former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' hand as she formally resigned from Congress yesterday.

Hours earlier, as Obama gave his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, Flake, who was seated next to Giffords, stood with the congresswoman each time she wanted to join her fellow Democrats in applauding the president -- even as Flake's Republican colleagues remained seated.

Flake didn't stand because he necessarily agreed with the president, he stood to help Giffords, who is still recovering from a gunshot wound to the head, and often needs assistance to do things most of us take for granted, like stand up.

"Gabby, obviously, still has some limitations physically and so I was supporting her," Flake tells MyFoxPhoenix (see video below). "She knew when she wanted to stand up and applaud and I just wanted to help her there...it was just an honor to be able to sit with her and watch all of it unfold last night."

Flake and Giffords, as we mentioned, are in different political parties. In fact, there was a pretty good chance the two would have run against each other in this year's Senate race (Flake currently is running for the Senate seat getting vacated by retiring Senator Jon Kyl. Prior to last year's Tucson shooting, Giffords was considered a likely Democratic candidate for the same seat).

Despite often disagreeing politically, Giffords and Flake are capable of disagreeing respectfully -- no fingers to the face, name-calling, or vitriol.

Perhaps if Brewer cutback on all the "scorpions for breakfast," and took a cue from leaders like Flake and Giffords, Arizona wouldn't have been humiliated yesterday by its bumbling, arrogant governor...again.

See Flake's interview with MyFoxPhoenix below.



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11 comments
LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

When can we sign up ALL of Arizona's ass-clown politicians for that class teaching them how NOT to be an ass-clown?

Guest
Guest

While watching that clip from the House gallery on another network, I wondered if I had seen it correctly. The anchors made no mention of it and left me to wonder "Hmmm, isn't that Jeff Flake holding Giffords' hand?" 
He has always struck me as a stand up guy who doesn't get into lobbing stinkbombs or gutter politics. My guess is that with his youth, and the fact that he can likely pull votes from a substantial number of registered Independents, Jeff Flake may very likely hold that Senate seat in the near future.
I think his demeanor just makes Arizonans proud, regardless of party affiliation.

Hrobster
Hrobster

Nothing to be proud of if he's an Open borders flake. Get it. Open borders "FLAKE".

YourMom
YourMom

Not sure if trolling, or just dumb

Jan's crazy gf
Jan's crazy gf

I thought it was scotch she had for breakfast not scorpions.

Hrobster
Hrobster

 A little shot of scotch can't hurt. Many famous people that have had a shot in the morning, lived to be close to or 100 years old with a clear brain, like the kind Brewer has.

Frankjude
Frankjude

Clear of any sense, that is!

Triple-6 Gun Mane
Triple-6 Gun Mane

I, for one, had actually thought Gov. Klan Brewer was drunk when that infamous filthy-finger-in-the-face-of-the-Prez incident happened.

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

I wouldn't be surprised at all. Looks like she can't function without that basic level of Scorpion venom. Just listen to her when she opens her mouth.

Expert Shot
Expert Shot

That's the name of her favorite drink - the Scorpion:
The Scorpion is one of those popular tropical rum drinks that taste great and pack an intoxicating punch. This potent cocktail is made of both light and dark rums, brandy
and triple sec, with the bonus flavoring of orange juice (freshly
squeezed is best). This drink will make a splash at any summer
celebration or anytime you feel like escaping to the tropics.
Ingredients:
juice of half a lime1 1/2 oz orange juice3/4 oz brandy 3/4 oz light rum3/4 oz dark rum1/4 oz triple seclime wedge for garnish
Preparation:
Squeeze the lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Add all of the other ingredients.
Shake well.
Strain into a highball glass with ice cubes.
Garnish with the lime wedge.

Hrobster
Hrobster

This is the best information I've ever gleened from a liberal blog. Thanks man.

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