Jan Brewer Even Dumped on by Fox News Hosts for Declaring "Victory" in SB 1070 Ruling
When Governor Jan Brewer's being dumped on by her compadres at Fox News for something, it would seem to be an indication that she may not have the brightest idea about what's going on.
As we've pointed out a couple times since yesterday morning, Brewer declared the Supreme Court's decision on Senate Bill 1070 a "victory," which seemed odd, considering the high court said three out of four of the challenged provisions in the bill were unconstitutional.
The governor was basing her "victory" on the Supreme Court letting section 2(b) -- "papers please" -- stand, which she called the "heart" of the bill.
Brewer must not have gotten through much of the opinion, as the majority's opinion didn't quite say section 2(b) would last for good.
"There is a basic uncertainty about what the law means and how it will be enforced," the opinion penned by Justice Kennedy states. "At this stage, without the benefit of a definitive interpretation from the state courts, it would be inappropriate to assume §2(B) will be construed in a way that creates a conflict with federal law."
After checking out Brewer's press conference, even Fox News host Shepard Smith said he was "scratching [his] head" over the governor's comments.
Host "Judge Napolitano" didn't quite get it either.
"Look, she's a politician and she's trying to find some cover and trying to find some good news in this decision, which essentially guts the statute," he said.
Later in the segment, Napolitano said, "Well, I'm not sure what the governor was declaring victory about, other than perhaps for the political benefit of a politician declaring victory."
Check out the clip above, which is pretty accurate compared to some of the things said on TV news/opinion shows about the Supreme Court's decision.