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9/5/2010

A Quote for the Ages

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:48 am



“All you guys were doing and talking were beheadings, beheadings, beheadings,” the governor said. “That is something that has stuck with you all for so long, and I just felt we needed to move on.”

22 Responses to “A Quote for the Ages”

  1. Well, she’s got the Highlander vote.

    Ken (b58706)

  2. The whole beheading meme was an unfortunate one and she should have avoided the subject. She has been a good governor and should have no trouble being re-elected.

    Mike K (d6b02c)

  3. Brewer was embarrassing in her debate.

    I found the initial brain freeze to be very normal… maybe this says something embarrassing about me. But she isn’t a slick TV ready debate crusher.

    And yet she’s a great governor, given her state’s support of her.

    Video killed the radio star normal statesman.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  4. Yes, I was kind of surprised about that, then again
    Goddard doesn’t understand the law, but that is no object as a Democrat, specially if you are Atty General

    ian cormac (6709ab)

  5. Soething need to be done about all of the beheadings in the desert! Oh, wait. There aren’t any? This wouldn’t be election-year scaremongering, would it?

    JEA (797ad1)

  6. JEA, you’re (probably) right…but, then again, if this is happening…

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-lt-ecuador-mexico-massacre,0,6463307.story

    How far are we from beheadings????

    reff (176333)

  7. Wait, JEA, you’re right…they weren’t found in the desert…

    They were trying to VIDEOTAPING THEM….

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/la-me-drugs-20100724,0,481528.story

    reff (176333)

  8. Oh, wait, guys and gals…these links are from the Chicago Tribune…are we really sure we can trust the MSM from Chicago to accurately report on dealings in Mexico???

    I mean, come on….they’re probably making these stories up, right…

    Like “”two police officers’ heads, streaming with blood, were stuck on metal spikes”” the link was bad from another site which linked this to a Tribune article…so, they must have taken their link down because it was simply a lie, right???

    The MSM must be wrong when it reports these things, right???

    (sarc tag applied here for JEA; the rest of you probably figured it out for yourself…)

    reff (176333)

  9. This is not the first time JEA has run with that. And it is not the first time that JEA has been corrected.

    That’s the definition of a troll.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  10. By all means, move on. Next stop: four “Jaliscan” gangland slayings in a Chicago garage. Will the perps, if caught, be profiled? “Jaliscans”, what? Anything but: foreign national, illegal immigrant, illegal alien…..No, Jaliscans. Real precise, clear reporting; not meant to obfuscate in any way.

    Brewer can be forgiven an occasional super non-stellar presentation. She is chronically vilified in the press. I would be nervous too.

    dudeabides (bc873a)

  11. Well, it’s not like Brewer is under any stress. Just the DOJ suing her state, the DOJ suing one of her colleges and the DOJ suing one of her county sheriffs.

    Not to mention the signs telling people not to travel Hwy. 8 due to drug trafficing and illegal activies. Or warning people not to go to federal parks lands because it is dangerous to do so.

    Nah, no stress there.

    retire05 (95b130)

  12. I have no idea what possible justification there is for concluding Governor Brewer to be a:
    good governor.

    She was not elected. If the former governor had not accepted a position in the federal government, Brewer would not be governor now.

    The main thing she is getting credit for is SB 1070, which is pretty clearly a commercially motivated scheme to make money through running private jails, brought to her by lobbyists her staff, and presumably she, are close to.

    She cannot think on her feet, or sitting down, or, apparently anywhere any time.

    In fairness to her, I do not think we can hold her in any way accountable for the federal government going after Sheriff Arpaio and one in-state university among a larger number; but to suggest she has any reasonable basis for being unnerved about those challenges is just as unfair.

    She may have reason to feel unnerved by the federal challenge to parts of SB 1070, but dealing with constitutional challenges is well within the job description of governor, or secretary of state which she used to be. Getting freaked out by such things is a clear sign of incompetence. Following that line of reasoning, she have to go into rehab when the state loses.

    People seem to have forgotten the Peter Principle. There is an abundance of evidence to show it does not apply to getting elected (no less so this year, but no cycle is free of idiots and thieves getting elected), but it still applies to doing the job.

    Here, however, is a big issue: in years gone by, I have traveled at least twice per year to Arizona, always with friends, often with many. None of us have gone there since the spring of 2009, and all of us are planning trips elsewhere for the indefinite future. That is not because of concerns about safety from immigrants; it is because of concerns about safety from local law enforcement.

    shooter (32dc25)

  13. shooter – Out of curiousity, since I have no idea, how many private jails are there in Arizona?

    daleyrocks (940075)

  14. Asspulls-R-Us

    JD (a30317)

  15. There are 11 private prisons in AZ.

    Icy Texan (1d82f6)

  16. The main thing she is getting credit for is SB 1070, which is pretty clearly a commercially motivated scheme to make money through running private jails, brought to her by lobbyists her staff, and presumably she, are close to.

    Do you have any evidence for this being “pretty clearly” why the legislature passed, and the Governor signed SB1070?

    It is quite amazing that shooter anticipated the future passage of 1070 and the over-reach of law enforcement prior to the passage of same. Convenient, I would say.

    Freezing up is a clear sign of incompetence? Really? How about saying uh huh um uh huh um uh huh um uh huh um uh huh um without TOTUS?

    JD (8ded14)

  17. The main thing she is getting credit for is SB 1070, which is pretty clearly a commercially motivated scheme to make money through running private jails

    You’re testing the limits of our resolve to engage in more civil discourse as per Pattericos recent post.

    It is not “pretty clear” to most people in the country or in Arizona that the purpose of SB 1070 is to make money for politically connected Republicans. To pick just one problem out of the many which exist with your claim, politically connected Republicans are largely in favor of open borders and opposed to SB 1070.

    Subotai (a485bc)

  18. brought to her by lobbyists her staff, and presumably she, are close to

    What are the names of the lobbyists and staff members?

    Gerald A (2b94cf)

  19. shooter is a conspiracy theorist….AZ local law enforcement is dangerous, not the thousands of law-breaking persons crossing the border….

    shooter, give us examples please of AZ law enforcement acting in a dangerous manner to law-abiding citizens, please…

    (fish in a barrel….)

    reff (176333)

  20. shot-himself-in-the-foot-while-it-was-in-his-mouth speechified:
    12. I have no idea what possible justification there is for concluding Governor Brewer to be a:
    good governor.

    — Should have stopped after the first four words. She’s worked to protect 2nd Amendment freedoms; she’s worked to eliminate the historic budget deficit left her by her predecessor, the “man-caused disaster”; she’s reducing the nanny state; she’s working to protect our borders. Nope, nothing good there.

    She was not elected. If the former governor had not accepted a position in the federal government, Brewer would not be governor now.
    — Brilliant! More “what if John McCain dies?” the second-in-line-person-is-completely-unqualified crap. This woman served in the state House of Representatives, the state Senate, was Chairman of the Maricopa County (the county that includes Phoenix) Board of Supervisors (during which time she erased some massive debt), and served as Secretary of State (where she pushed hard for, and got, mandatory voter I.D.) . . . ALL elected positions.

    The main thing she is getting credit for is SB 1070, which is pretty clearly a commercially motivated scheme to make money through running private jails, brought to her by lobbyists her staff, and presumably she, are close to.
    — HuffPo spits it out, and you regurgitate it. She has “ties” to private prisons, therefore her motives for toughening enforcement of our laws are ‘impure’? If she had no such connections, but supported SB 1070 anyway, would you then be okay with her?

    She cannot think on her feet, or sitting down, or, apparently anywhere any time.
    — Maybe YOU should stand up while typing, to relieve pressure from your gray matter.

    In fairness to her,
    — Too late for that.
    I do not think we can hold her in any way accountable for the federal government going after Sheriff Arpaio and one in-state university among a larger number;
    — That’s very charitable of you. BTW, factcheck.dork, the Maricopa Community College District, which is comprised of 10 distinct campuses, is NOT part of the state’s university system.

    Here, however, is a big issue: in years gone by, I have traveled at least twice per year to Arizona, always with friends, often with many. None of us have gone there since the spring of 2009, and all of us are planning trips elsewhere for the indefinite future.
    — THAT’s what was missing when I went back last October: there was much less self-righteous libtard tang in the air. Mmm, refreshing.

    That is not because of concerns about safety from immigrants; it is because of concerns about safety from local law enforcement.
    — You feel yourself to be in danger of being “profiled”, do ya?

    Icy Texan (1d82f6)

  21. Icy – We are supposed to be nice, and generous, and charitable to these types, despite its consistent mendoucheity.

    JD (8ded14)

  22. I thought it was pretty nice of me to point out all of his mistakes, generous of me to take the time to do so in-depth, and charitable of me to continue his education by including so many facts in my response.

    Icy Texan (5ab3bb)


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