Jan Brewer May Actually Be Serious About Running for (Likely Unconstitutional) Third Term

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Governor Jan Brewer
It appears that Governor Jan Brewer may be serious about seeking a third term, after reading that she said this for (at least) a third time, even though the Arizona Constitution says you only get two terms.

The Arizona Republic published its way-too-early list of gubernatorial candidates for the 2014 election, and of course, Brewer offered herself up for the list.

See also:
-Jan Brewer Again Threatens to Run for a Likely Unconstitutional Third Term
-Governor Jan Brewer's Pretty Sure She Can Run for Third Term -- All She Has to Do is Ignore Arizona Constitution

From the Republic:

Brewer has said there is "ambiguity" in the Constitution, saying she does not read it as barring her from serving 21/4 terms.
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"I haven't ruled it out, and I've been encouraged by people -- legal scholars and other people -- that it's probably something that I ought to pursue," Brewer told The Arizona Republic.

The governor seems to think that since she took over for former Governor Janet Napolitano three years into a four-year term, it doesn't count against her -- which doesn't appear to be the case.

For the third time, here's exactly what the Arizona Constitution says about term limits, in Article 5, Section 1, which was amended as approved by the voters as Proposition 107 in 1992:

"No member of the executive department shall hold that office for more than two consecutive terms. This limitation on the number of terms of consecutive service shall apply to terms of office beginning on or after January 1, 1993. No member of the executive department after serving the maximum number of terms, which shall include any part of a term served, may serve in the same office until out of office for no less than one full term."

That whole "any part of a term served" part seems like it would take a dump on Brewer's parade, but apparently not.

Brewer's spokesman Matt Benson explained to us about a year-and-a-half ago that the Constitution defines a term as being four years, but later in the same section mentions parts of terms, which makes the whole thing "unclear."

We'll note here that the state's legislative council, when analyzing the '92 ballot proposition, said it's a maximum of two consecutive terms, "which is eight years."

If Brewer were to grab a third term, that would be nine years total. Thanks to the public school system in Cobb County, Georgia, I can personally tell you, with certainty, that nine is more than eight.

The governor's office has said tried to claim that the intent of the law was to prevent a governor from resigning with a week left in his or her term after being defeated by the standing secretary of state (the next in line to become governor) if they were of another party. That way, the new governor would be toast after one full term, plus a term of one week. Sounds like a likely scenario.

Or, or...or...the intent of the law was to prevent someone from being the governor for more than eight years, and if you don't get eight, then tough.



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leonardclark
leonardclark

This extremist governor ignores the U.S. constitution now...she has to show her disdain for the Arizona constitution !

Leonard Clark

chair of the committee to recall extremist Arizonar governor Jan Brewer

recallbrewer.com

 

Avery Marx
Avery Marx

lol@josh, proud of your failure? kick rocks. thats like telling a retarded kid his win at the special olympics mattered. you tried but youre still fuckin retarded in the end. this isnt the obama re-election, this state, where popular vote matters. these cats were elected and re-elected for a reason. get it?

lobogrys
lobogrys

Well, if she runs again let's make sure she doesn't win. Lets work hard at defeating her. That requires work  :)

james.dietrich
james.dietrich

This woman seems to be obsessed with power. I think she; as well as Bachman, and palin need some serious mental help. all three seem like over the edge, jesus freaks, who would love to FORCE their beliefs on others..

wqcharleston
wqcharleston

I bet she wants to run again so she can keep her free state health insurance. A liver transplant is costly.

dominatornaz_sgt
dominatornaz_sgt

She needs to quit drinking in order to understand completely what's going on around her. 

marcy
marcy

Jan done did thought 9 is less than 8.  Just look at a 9 and an 8 and you can see that there is less to a 9 than an 8.  

66rock
66rock topcommenter

Of course she is going for it.  She is having the time of her life!  My only question is will she pay for attorney and court costs for her blind ambition or do we taxpayers have to pay, just like we do for her yearly trips abroad (seeking biz for Az of course).  Worst governor this state has ever had by far!!

Judy Adams
Judy Adams

Lord help the citizens of Arizona

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

just like any politician in Az, the law doesnt apply to them, only to us. she strongly feels that what Az needs to pull us out of economic crisis is a "wet-head" gin-junkie. she said she talked to some legal scholars......compared to GED Jan, the crackhead pushing the shopping cart downtown at the lightrail station (JAF's mom) would be a scholar

BrewerTheDrunk
BrewerTheDrunk

Brewer the drunk, don't be surprised if she got elected again, the voters in Arizona are pretty fucking stupid.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

If GED Jan were to seek an unconstitutional third term, she'd say she "has did" what's right for Arizona.

 

The only thing GED Jan should be worried about is where her next shot of Johnnie Walker Blue Label comes from.

comrade
comrade

I wonder what joe arpayaso fan would do if Mr Obama happens to be in front of him, i bet

jaf wouldn't say shit. although he is full of it probably it'll trickle out his mouth.

Avery Marx
Avery Marx

ha! the latino vote proved to be anything but strong. god bless jan & joe for pissing off the liberal illegal immigrant population of this state. if you dont like it, move to cali with the rest of the liberal scum.

comrade
comrade

Maybe JAF is governor Brewsky's mentally ill, perverted son, just saying

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

the picture with the article is classic. it looks like old Gin Brewski is sucking back the gin fumes from a burp.

HermanBernstein
HermanBernstein

i hope she's not drinkng "AGAIN".........................LOL

robert_graham
robert_graham

If she wants to run twenty times and she's voted in every time so be it. She will be our Governor for a very long time. What's unconstitutional is the fact that Obama was re-elected. He should be fired or impeached.

Benjamin Meyer
Benjamin Meyer

She will not be able to run in 2014 but she can run in 2018

teknik
teknik

She loves giving the local attorneys extra work to do. That extra cash in their pockets gets spread around the state like stimulus funds.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

she shouldnt be pursuing another term. after endorsing Obama at the RNC, maybe she ought to be pursuing a extended stay at the Betty Ford clinic. it might  "have  did" her some good 

jonnyquest
jonnyquest

There may be some ambiguity if you're a fucking sock puppet!!!!

bobby5527
bobby5527

let's hope the people get it too and ask ms. brewer to do us all a favor and get the heck out of politics before she takes us down the road to ruination like the rest of the palins in arizona government. i just wish i knew how these nutcases get voted in repeatedly when they've all (far right republicans) shown themselves to be self serving.

Dan Frost
Dan Frost

Stupid is a stupid does. Plenty of ignorants with vote for her for standing up that uppity president. What a maroon.

Phillip Robertson
Phillip Robertson

My great home is now simply a laughing stock of Democratic process thru the legal system. People, when are we going to stop and look at what's costing our great state time, money and serious investment in the future. In the name of patriotism the AZ gop has twisted our lawmakers to suit the needs of a few and this attempt at keeping Jan in office is a slap in the face that WE clearly voted against 3 terms. We voted now for the third time to allow med pot and the state refuses to comply. How much longer can we accept this?

chadsnow
chadsnow

Even if she can't run again, can she at least participate in the debates?  That's some funny stuff!!! 

david_saint01
david_saint01

lol she will never win this, but damn it will be entertaining watching her try...hopefully we get some good drunkanese quotes out of her in the coming year.."i have did whats best for AZ"

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @danzigsdaddy "Compared to GED Jan, the crackhead pushing the shopping cart downtown at the light-rail station (JAF's mom) would be a scholar."

 

ROTFLMFAO!! Damn that was funny!

66rock
66rock topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan Fired?  He was just hired by majority!  What Exactly do you think he should be impeached for??

LBabeu
LBabeu

 @66rock  @JoeArpaioFan

 66rock, JAF does not think, so he won't have a answer for you. That is a tough question for him. He does not understand the law, he is still a child. Lucy Babeu

LBabeu
LBabeu

 @JoeArpaioFan  @david_saint01

 Jaf, your new name is just a fucker. You have been asking a lot of questions lately ask questions?  You are slipping, and becoming unsure of yourself. Maybe you should take a break for awhile. Lucy Babeu

david_saint01
david_saint01

 @JoeArpaioFan shed have to get the state Leg to change the Constitution..and she doesnt have the votes now with the new reps in place..sorry fan boi, your dream is fading away..just like your brain daily. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan  @david_saint01 the  state constitution says she cant run, if she cant run she cant win. if she cant win, arizona wins. no more pickled pig  at the podium, no more sea hag in the news, it will be the beginning of healing for arizona

LBabeu
LBabeu

 @danzigsdaddy  

 What is so funny about this article, is Paul Babeu is going to try and run for Jan Brewer office. It is the closest election coming up. Paul does not care about being Sheriff. He was forced to run for that office after stepping down from Congress. Paul hates all women, even though Jan may think they are friends. Paul is about moving up.and revenge. Jan can run if she wants but she better starting waking up about all the shit that will be coming out about Paul Babeu the lover of all boys.Jan needs to realize the voters are not her enemy it is Paul Babeu. Lucy Babeu

david_saint01
david_saint01

 @danzigsdaddy cause there isnt one lol..it would be unprecedented...and considering shes one of the worst Gov's ever, she hasnt done a thing to even warrant it...

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @danzigsdaddy  The real healing will be when the Flaccid Failure is recalled and then booted, just like twice disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce.

LBabeu
LBabeu

 @david

 David,

I totally agree with you. I have been threatened to be killed by my whole family. Paul should be in jail for what he is doing to me. When I gave my interview to abc15.com they would not release the rest of my interview. Their answer to this was in fear of Paul and his deputies might kill me. I was very angry over this and I did not agree. I thought it needed to be released. They released only the DeSisto story and about 12 students came forward and confirmed what I said. abc15.com won a emmy for the story but that was not released to the public. I felt all the sexual abuse and how Paul was covering for the rapist brother's in my family because they were going to expose Paul for going with younger boys needed to be released.. Paul was blaming me for all of Jose blogging to hide Jose coming out and exposing him. There are other boys I have turn over to the Attorney General that they have hidden and have done nothing about. Paul was kicked out of the military for raping a younger boy and that has been hidden by the military. Now my mother is dying and I am not allowed to see her because I speak the truth about all the rapes in our family that took place and nothing was done about it. My father and Paul are protecting the rapists. Dectectives have called family members and they have lied. There are boys right there in Pinal County that Paul has gone with while they were in High school that people know about and nothing is being done. I am the only member of the family member of the family to speak out but have paid a huge price for this. Thye took away my children over a lie and use them as a pawn. Paul took my rapist brother Peter to St. Louis with his children for the Sheriff of American Award.

 Paul had put cease and desist orders on me for three years so people would not hear what I was saying. Now at least the papers believe me.

 What I think is a crime is that my mother who was beaten by my rapist brother John gets to see her and I do not. My mother is dying and I am not allowed to see her. This is a crime. Paul will be sorry very soon. I am going to release all names of the boys he has went with. People do not agree with me. They feel it is up to the boy. Well, when they are underage and they report it to a police officer and the names are kept quiet, I think it is a crime. Or it is kept quiet because the mother is a prominent member of society. I believe someone needs to advocate for the victim and their names can be kept quiet.

Paul needs to go to jail for going with these underage boys. Let him try to kill me. I do not really care anymore.

 I deserve the right to see my mother before she dies. And abc15 should have reledase the rest of my interview because it is all true. The FBI and detectives already know all about this and have my dna to catch my rapists brothers. So, enough of this bullshit that Paul  is going to kill me. He is one big pedophilor, that is all he is. Lucy Babeu.

david
david

babeu had something sexual with a friend, who sees babeu as an opportunist, cheater who was thinking about runing for congress, governor or senate. looks like babeu didn't like to serve the sheriff department, till he was outed including babeu true colors, fraigtening, threatening people and media. babeu is sick fooling around with boys. i cant imagi his phone records, or his bedroom.  Mark this words. Babeu is gona try to run for governor, but he will drop out that  race because there is ALOT of secrets and corruption. the most hypocrital person in arizona

LBabeu
LBabeu

 @danzigsdaddy

 You are right on this one. Thank for saying it correct. Lucy Babeu

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @LBabeu the voters may not be her enemy, but she is the voters enemy

LBabeu
LBabeu

 @JoeArpaioFan  @david_saint01

 JAF, are you asking a question about why Jan is the worst governor, are you not sure of yourself anymore? Lucy Babeu

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @david_saint01  "And no, she's an embarrassment to our great state, just like you are to humanity."

 

Absolutely priceless David. Beautifully said.

david_saint01
david_saint01

 @JoeArpaioFan lmao shes a puppet, and would do worse than Palin on the national stage..which is why she is thinking about running for another term..she wants another few minutes of attention..sorry jan, your time is UP! and no, shes an embarrassment to our great state, just like you are to humanity

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