Controversial Arizona governor Jan Brewer's true colors (white only) came out yesterday when she and President Obama got into a heated discussion on a Phoenix tarmac. Brewer was taken aback when, after welcoming the President to Arizona, he responded by critiquing a passage in her new
cookbook for illegal immigrantsmemoir Scorpions for Breakfast.
In the book, Brewer describes feeling blown off and lectured by the President in two meetings she had previously described as "cordial." As Brewer explained on Fox News…
"He immediately took umbrage if you will, with my book that I wrote… And was somewhat disgruntled, if you will, about the way he was portrayed… I don't know why he was surprised by my book. He evidently is, and he's very thin-skinned."
If you will, being thin-skinned is quite a bit different from having people say one thing in your presence and another in their book. But no matter, I'm sure she didn't mean any disrespect by wagging her finger in the President's face during their argument.
When explaining her gesture in this photo, Brewer said "…a picture is what it is." She claims to have responded to the President in a similar fashion, saying…
"I said to him, you know, I have always respected the office of the president and that the book is what the book is," she told reporters Wednesday.
For Brewer, saying something "is what it is" is a great way to explain everything in life. Why is the grass green? Why you have to get a job? Why pass laws making it legal to pull over people with brown skin? Hey, it is what it is.
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Tags: Arizona, Barack Obama, Immigration, Jan Brewer