Jan Brewer "Isn't Interested" in Politics After Mark Kelly Slams Her Comments on Shooting

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Governor Jan Brewer
Yesterday, we reprinted the entire statement prepared by Mark Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, which he read at the sentencing of Tucson shooter Jared Loughner.

It was a damn good statement that included a pointed remark about Governor Jan Brewer's comments after the shooting. To that, the governor responded that she "isn't interested in engaging in politics" (for once).

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Here's the part of Kelly's remarks -- which he's directing at Loughner -- where he references Brewer:

In this state we have elected officials so feckless in their leadership that they would say, as in the case of Governor Jan Brewer, "I don't think it has anything to do with the size of the magazine or the caliber of the gun." She went on and said, "Even if the shooter's weapon had held fewer bullets, he'd have another gun, maybe. He could have three guns in his pocket" - she said this just one week after a high capacity magazine allowed you to kill six and wound 19 others, before being wrestled to the ground while attempting to reload. Or a state legislature that thought it appropriate to busy itself naming an official Arizona state gun just weeks after this tragedy occurred, instead of doing the work it was elected to do: encourage economic growth, help our returning veterans and fix our education system.

(State Senator Ron Gould was the prime sponsor of the "state gun" bill, which was sponsored by folks such as ousted Senate President Russell Pearce and state Senator Judy Burges.)

In response, we've seen the following canned statement from Brewer's office:

"The Governor has long anticipated today. Like all Arizonans, she has looked forward to this time when justice would finally be served for our friends and neighbors killed or injured on that terrible January day in Tucson nearly two years ago.

Governor Brewer knew some of the victims. She considers Gabby Giffords a friend, and has prayed for her recovery and that of the others wounded in the shooting. On this solemn occasion, Governor Brewer isn't interested in engaging in politics.

This is a day of justice and peace. Governor Brewer wishes both for the victims and their families."




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saltywench
saltywench

Sure, she isn't interested in engaging in politics after a tragedy.  That's why she immediately blamed President Obama when Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie was killed and another injured on October 2 near Naco.  Turns out the 2 agents, along with a third who was not harmed, all shot each other.  Don't recall Brewer ever issuing a retraction or an apology.

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

Instead of wagging that finger in Pres. Obama's face. brewer should have stuck it up her son's asshole and sucked his cock. rapist asshole.

tromulus
tromulus

When is this wackadoodles term up?  My lord how do we get stuck with so many inept, idiot politicians in this state and Maricopa county? 

I beg of you If your stupid please don't vote any more!

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

I wonder if Mrs. Brewer was this politically sensitive to the victim of her son's criminal acts?

Benjamin Meyer
Benjamin Meyer

If he would of used a smaller gun, or a knife or words, I'm sure the result would have been exactly, the same, huh, Jan?

nycnyhc
nycnyhc

JAN BREWER IS A CUNT !!!!!I cannot use another word, for it won't express my HATE for her !!!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

kelly was wasting his breath trying to appeal to Jan about gun control, she's more concerned with gin control

LD25
LD25

So how did her JANPAC candidates fare?

jyoungblood74
jyoungblood74

Mr. Kelly the reason she said that is because the media tried to make this about gun control. Which it is not. 

jyoungblood74
jyoungblood74

Aw yes blame the governor for the actions of one man. The problem with her statement is that is was true and the truth isn't always pretty. The truth doesnt take anyone feelings into consideration. It is just the truth 

comrade
comrade

And probably Brewsky's handlers are already thinking on how to tweak the law to get this useful idiot another term.

LBabeu
LBabeu

Palin, Paul, McCain and Brewer all had the cross hairs on Poor Gabby. I have a picture of McCain and Paul in Tucson with McCain holding a sign saying goodbye Gabby. This proves the fact they were all out to get her.

 Paul says everyone else is a drunk, when it is Brewer and him. Paul is so sick,that he has two pictures hanging in his office, one of Palin and one of McCain.

Paul excuses for kisses so many guys at onces, when he use to go out with Jose, is that he was drunk. He takes after his best friend Brewer. Paul looks like Jared Loughner.

Cozz
Cozz

The only thing Brewer is interested in is where her next drink is coming from.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

I'm very disappointed, but not at all surprised, that Mrs. Brewer and Mrs. Palin both were not able to attend the Loughner sentencing. Seems Mrs. Brewer can take days long trips to D.C. to listen to her latest loss before the U.S. Supreme Court, but she can't travel to Tucson for something like this. Much less exhibit any real caring about the victim she 'considers' her friend. Mrs. Palin just doesn't seem to care. Seems the two of them are twits.

wanumba
wanumba

Brewer, GED white trash.

ReggieVV
ReggieVV

In the "buffoon of the year" contest their are so many candidates, the Ninth Floor Occupant, the Senile One, Are Pie Hole, Don Flacid Shooter, the Nudie Shear-Reef, the Lipless Wonder. Why, oh why Arizona do we have to have these????

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

sure she is all for justice, she wants to make sure nothing like this ever happens again, thats why a month after this happened, she put up a bill to reinstate gun rights to mentally ill people. that way all the jared laughners  out there can pull the same shit when they stop taking their meds

usernassme
usernassme

Jan Brewer is the biggest lying ho! After last Tuesday brutal beating by Obama and Dems, now Republican Tealabans are not interested in politics anymore...Too late evil f****!!!

HandofZeus
HandofZeus

Perhaps someone (governmentr or Media) with enuff balls and energy to uncover the truth can inquire and ask the Governor if she ever used County vehcles for personal use.  As County employee Brewer regularly had her pets in the car...chevy corsica that received maintenance at the downtown County Motor Pool.  If she was willing to do this on County Taxpayer money what other DirtyDeedsDoneDirtCheap has she undetaken.  You can't trust anyone in this State's government to include the Phoenix police, the Sheriff and the Attorney General.

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

It is nice that Ms. Brewer acknowledges and recognizes that in her very shallow view of the world, her "politics" are totally divorced from "justice and peace."  For many of us, the very purpose of politics is to advance causes of "justice and peace" but Ms. Brewer, in some inexplicable fashion, sees them as incompatible or incongruous.  That, in fact, is the ultimate failing of our governor and her "political" patrons and cronies.

 

DNichols
DNichols

Jan Brewer relates better with the Loughner Family what with Brewers beloved Son Ron being a Knife Point Rapist?!

Brewer De-frauded Social Security of $75,000.00 to reward her Rapist Son as he served out his sentence.  She is probably more interested in trying to get Jared Laughner, and his Family money than caring about Gabriel Giffords, or any type obviously needed of gun control?!

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

 @jyoungblood74Okay, then perhaps it is about the lack of adequate mental health care.  Do you know anyone with low or no income, who is an adult that cannot be covered under their parents' healthcare plan, and who, as an adult, the parents cannot legally participate in what little mental health care that is available?  I do.  Let me tell you - it's not easy to assist an adult in obtaining mental health counselling, medication or other therapy.  And the state makes the mentally ill jump through so many hoops that most of them fail to get the help they need.

 

Jan cut mental health benefits to the poor.  And she decided we all need guns.

 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @comrade

 You can rest assured she has a law team working on a way to put together a special election to allow the change to the state constitution that is needed to allow her to run for another consecutive term. Changes to the constitution can only be made by approval of the voters of the state, not by legislative vote.

 

In my opinion she has no chance of another run for governor, until 2018 at the least.

studboi
studboi

 @LBabeu

 people who still supported babeu will be shocked when they know what happend on paul babeu and his boyfriend on a trip. babeu remember that?

jyoungblood74
jyoungblood74

Sarah Palin had absolutely nothing to do with this shooting. I dont care what the media wants you to believe.  She had absolutely no reason to show up at this trial. If she had the media and people like you would be allover her for having the gall to show up. I can hear people like Chris Matthews saying Well she must feel guilty and know she was responsible that is why she went. Or they would say Oh She is just trying to get media attention this is all about her. I could go on and on. However I think I proved my point. Also I bet I could ask Jared Louhgner who Sarah Palin is and he would say WHO??

katedemp
katedemp

 @Tommy_Collins Well maybe she wanted to fly down their to save her time and burn up some tax-payer airplane fuel. But, I probably be wrong, because Im sure Robby Halliday and his minions were proably flying all around the state to give all the troopers their morale lift, "if you don't like what your doing quit. I'll post your job and 300 people will sign up for it." If your unaware, DPS leaders are cheats and liars, but hey while your that one trooper doing the job of what used to be 6 troopers 5+ years ago, Halliday and crew will job in the DPS helicopter and fly over to the DBacks games and kick back with a dog, beer, and chat with members of the ATA. Oh did I mention that the tickets, parking passes, food and drink, were all comped for the DPS gang, so SWift Trucks could operate with bald tires, fuel leaks, or whatever other mechainical issue the truck might have. I tried to ask Halliday about the game, but he told me he was in a rush because he needed to get flown home immediately, so this way the helicopter would be able to join in the pursuit of the armed bank robbers. Thanks for think of the citizens Bobby.

marcy
marcy

 @wanumba If Brewer has a GED she must have had someone take the test for her.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy  @Tommy_Collins It appears that she has simply wiped her son and his victim from her memory.  Call the state hospital and find out when Jan last went to visit her son.  How many YEARS has it been, Jan?  Now, Ken Bennett, on the other hand, made sure his son avoided consequences for his "little prank" involving a broomstick and young boys at the camp where he was a "counsellor" for said young boys.  And you can bet your bankroll that Bennett has his eye on the Governor's race in 2014.

 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @jyoungblood74Interestingly, you may recall that before the shooting of Rep. Giffords Mrs. Palin had posted a "target" on the internet, suggesting that those Democrats listed needed to be eradicated. Rep. Giffords was on that list. Mrs. Palin, of course, then denied any intent to actually harm anyone on the list and the target and list were immediately taken down. http://boingboing.net/2011/01/08/congresswoman-gabrie.html

 

My comments regarding Mrs. Brewer and Mrs. Palin were purely conjecture. I certainly wouldn't expect either of those two to actually demonstrate any care or compassion toward Rep. Giffords.

 

Having Mrs. Brewer refer to someone as a "friend" is not necessarily a good thing. Somewhat like when Kyrsten Sinema said, "I love Russell. I really do", with regard to the disgraced former state senate president.

marcy
marcy

 @Cozz  @HandofZeus He needed that bulletproof SUV with police lights under the grill because prosecutors need to race to the scene of a crime and start prosecuting on the spot.

 

At least that was the lie Candy Andy made up.

DNichols
DNichols

Brewers Son should have gotten "Prison" time!

So should Jan Brewer for De-frauding Social Security to reward her Knife Point Raping Trash Son!

DNichols
DNichols

Ah but the A.G. can get away with "Hit and Run" even when caught doing it in frnt of the F.B.I.

Now thats Corrupt Power?!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @wherewasi  I would also offer Tom Horne for Governor, provided he recovers politically from the fact that he violated state campaign-finance laws.

 

And what about MontyPug? He's eyeing the AG's Office (even though it pays less than his current position. Monty gets $123,500/annual and Horne makes $90,000/annual).

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

 @marcy  That had to have been one of Candy Andy's more embarassing moments - when he said that without the County vehicle, he would need to equip his family car with lights and sirens in case he needed to respond to "a 9/11 type emergency".

 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @marcy  That's a funny visual. In my twenty years as a police officer I never once, including police shootings and other violent incidents, saw ANY prosecutor respond to the initial scene. In fact, in most cases, they didn't even review a case until some time later in the week when it was presented for charges. The only time Andy might have showed up was when the MCSO shurf told him about the tainted corn the cart vendors were using, That corn which supposedly came from drop houses. Thanks for the laugh!

 

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