Arizona Governor Jan Brewer showed some much needed common sense and vetoed the so-called birther bill that would require Presidential Candidates to prove their U.S. Citizenship and their residences for the last fourteen years. According to Huffington Post, Brewer said, “I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for president of the greatest and most powerful nation on earth to submit their ‘early baptismal or circumcision certificates’. This measure creates significant new problems while failing to do anything constructive for Arizona.”
According to a story on WTVR.com, Governor Brewer went two for two on common sense vetoes. She vetoed the bill that “would have made Arizona the second state in the nation to allow an individual to carry a firearm — either concealed or not — in the public rights of way on higher education campuses.”
Good for her. Finally, a politician that didn’t sign a law because it would help them politically. She showed intelligence by vetoing two bills that do not do anything good for Arizona. It’s too bad that she probably will lose her party’s nomination when she runs for re-election. Arizona has demonstrated that common sense doesn’t run deep.
Wish we had a governor that used his head and wasn’t politically motivated to sign bills.
Governor Brewer and Senator John McCain keep claiming that AZ has the second highest kidnapping rate in the world. Governor Brewer has even claimed that headless bodies have been found out there in the desert wilds. (A story for which she has no proof, I might add.)
Here’s my question — pay attention — it’s a good one: Why would any American consider, even for a moment, taking a vacation to Arizona when the Governor of the state and one of its respected Senators has basically announced that the state is full of lawless illegal immigrants and, because of them, people are not safe? Where would you like to spend your vacation money: some place safe, like, say Maine or in the wild, wild west of Arizona where you’ll be lucky to come home outside of a body bag?
Why would you advertise your home state that way?
Hey, I had no plans to visit Arizona this year nor next year, so it really doesn’t matter to me. However; I’m sure a lot of people do have or are making plans to go there. Based on what I know about Arizona, the state takes in a lot of tourism dollars, so why would you want to discourage tourism? Especially, when you offer no proof of your claims?
It seems pretty hokey to me. Is this just so Brewer and McCain can win their respective elections come November?
Or, have they been sitting too long in the Arizona sun and they are suffering from heat stroke?