Friday, January 27, 2012

Jan Brewer's Finger Wag: So Much Wrong, So Little Time

I don't have time to write much about Arizona Governor Jan Brewer wagging her finger in President Barack Obama's face immediately after Air Force One landed on the tarmac in Arizona recently and the POTUS disembarked, so I'll direct traffic to Field Negro's post on the topic, "The Negro Threat." Also, over at the Huffington Post, a reader commenting on the same topic and quoting Brewer made the following observation:
"I said I was sorry he felt that way but I didn't get my sentence finished," Brewer said. "Anyway, we're glad he's here. I'll regroup."

This sentence says it all. She didn't get her sentence finished because he dismissed her as the finger-wag­ging scold she is and walked away. He can do that.

Just a thought: What would the narrative be had the First Lady scolded and wagged her finger in the face of Gov. Brewer's husband? I shudder to think how hard on her the coverage would be instead of how the two 'faced off.'
Finally, Sen. John McCain has put his two cents in with this comment, report multiple news sources:
"Apparently Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, had a similar exchange with the president. It is very well known he has a prickly personality, and I think it has been displayed in both of those cases," McCain told Fox Business Network.
Really, John? Aren't you the same man whose personal prickliness is well-documented? Excuse me. Did I say "prickliness"? I meant foul-mouthed ranting.

The president was right to walk away from Brewer.

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