Is Jan Brewer Really One of the Worst Governors in the Nation?

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Governor Jan Brewer


Last week, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a left-leaning organization, ranked Governor Jan Brewer among the 10 worst governors in the country.

Between "ringmasters," "clowns," and "sideshows," Brewer landed in the "clowns" category, which appears to be right in the middle of the circus hierarchy.

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-Jan Brewer Ranks Among Worst Governors in Nation, Says Watchdog Group

Never mind all the cruel and unusual things Brewer has done (cruel in regard to the Latino population, unusual referencing her difficulty coping with the English language, among other things), CREW isn't concerned with that kind of stuff.

The organization cites her "improper intervention" in the state's redistricting process, her handing out of "unnecessary" bonuses, her high travel expenses, and her advocacy of voter-ID laws.

Those may not have been the top-priority criteria for your personal ranking of Brewer's governorship, so let's hear from you: is Brewer really among the worst governors in the nation?

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gingervandy
gingervandy

Brewer is horrible but can't say she's the worst.  She's not our worst anyway least we forget (I know I've tried) Mr. Mecham...

Jeff Kee
Jeff Kee

Yes but you can also add Rick Perry and Bob McDonnell to that list.

Bruce Salvage
Bruce Salvage

Duh,,Does that question even have to be asked??

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

we shouldnt make fun of Jan, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (wet-brain alcoholism) is debilitating........................but evidently not enough to keep her from running for Gubnor (or defrauding the government for $75,000 for her rapist son)

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

No governor or ex-governor, in particular Sister Sarah, is nearly as lacking in intellectual capacity as GED Jan.

Mike Honcho
Mike Honcho

Ya that dumb Bitch is"""" shecan eat a plate full of dicks""""

Gordon Leigh Clark
Gordon Leigh Clark

Still confused how we went from Napolitano to this Jr College dunce. She's single handedly pushed us in the 'political laughing stock' category nationally.

Gregarious Raptopoulos
Gregarious Raptopoulos

You should really conduct another poll: Is The "new" New Times one of the worst publications in the nation: Yes! Ever since ownership changed hands, The New Times is just sensational garbage with shitty "journalists".

Rita Mary
Rita Mary

My point is, don't blame her, or Sen. Flake for their ineptitude and embarrassment to the state--blame the voters

Rita Mary
Rita Mary

It's all about your politics. If you want a governor who believes in the needs of ALL the people, in education, creating good paying jobs, a sound infrastructure, strong government to ensure tax cheats, polluters, and criminals are constrained, then no, she is not. If you believe in partisan politics, special interest groups, low paying non union servitude, protection of big business interests, less government is best and to hell with poor and middle class and dont care about children's education, health, or safety then give her a+. Can't have it both ways. If you are not willing to pay the taxes to hire top notch gov. workers to stop the state's tax cheaters, polluters, white collar criminals and if you are not willing to invest heavily in education, top notch teachers, social programs for elderly and the poor, you will end up with a dumb, underpaid populace who think Fox News actually is real news and a small wealthy class that just gets richer while laughing at all the poor wannabes who think some day they will strike it rich so they want to keep the status quo. In other words, Brewer supporters.

Ray Olson
Ray Olson

do you really need to even ask? Isn't the answer about as obvious as it one thing can get

Dennis Russell
Dennis Russell

She's a cretin, no doubt, but I don't think she is up there with Rick Scott, Scott Brown, or the assholes in Virginia and North Carolina.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

I don't know enough about any of the other governors to have an honest opinion on this question, although I'd like to believe there aren't too many who are worse.


hipbilly
hipbilly

She's got some mighty stiff competition!

saltywench
saltywench

@Jeff Kee  

McDonnell:  "Its just really hard not to accept gifts!"

66rock
66rock topcommenter

@Jeff Kee   Don't forget that other Rick in Florida's governor chair too.  Personally I'd  also add that puppet in the Wisconsin gov chair as well.

MandyMountain
MandyMountain

@James L. Crabtree Not so sure about that. Perry is smarter than Brewer, and really knows how to pander to his perckerwood base. She's stupid enough to actually believe the BS she trots out. He's just disingenuous and manipulative. She is the moronic psychotic and he's the psychopath. That's why I think he's worse, i.e. more dangerous.


JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

That was exactly my reaction to the question.

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