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.
The whole way the right wing people and their media, Fox News, have been handling the shooting in AZ would be laughable – if a nine year old wasn’t dead. I love how the very first thing the Palin camp said was that there wasn’t a target on Congresswoman Giffords’ district – they were cross hairs, like you would find on a map, according to SarahPAC staffer Rebecca Mansour.
While Mansour is correct that cross hairs are “common in optical instruments used for astronomy and surveying”, they are “Most commonly associated with telescopic sights for aiming Firearms,” according to Wikipedia. I don’t know about you, but whenever I see cross hairs, I think of gun sights.
Anyway, while the right (and especially Palin’s camp) claim that their violent rhetoric had nothing to do with sending a mentally disturbed person off the deep end, I decided to try an experiment that some might consider in poor taste. Below is my hit list of people who should be eliminated from the public eye. After all, according to the right wing, I can’t be blamed if a mentally unstable person takes my words out of context, right.
- Sarah Palin
- Rush Limbaugh
- Glenn Beck
- John Boehner
- Michelle Bachmann
- Scott Walker
- Rebecca Mansour
Feel free to comment below to add to the list. Because we’re just enacting our freedom of speech and there’s nothing wrong in doing so.
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?