Skip to comments.President Irked at Governorís Show of Disrespect
Posted on 01/27/2012 8:27:59 PM PST by John Semmens
President Obama expressed his profound disappointment and disgust with what he labeled an unacceptable display of disrespect toward him from Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R).
Ms. Brewer has to come to terms with her rank in the pecking order, Obama said. She is, after all, merely a governor of a relatively small and unimportant state. Regardless of how she feels about me, it is inappropriate for her to seem to be publicly criticizing her nations president.
The Presidents ire was sparked by more than the highly visual face-off the two had on the tarmac of the Williams-Gateway Airport during Obamas recent campaign visit to Arizona. Governor Brewer also has written a bookScorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure Americas Borderthat the President contends scurrilously defames and discredits me.
Obama hinted that the Justice Departments lawsuit against the State of Arizona for its effrontery of attempting to enforce federal immigration laws could be expanded to include charges against Brewer for defamation of character. Its one thing for the state to face a lawsuit, the Governor bears no personal liability no matter how the case is decided, Attorney General Eric Holder pointed out. But a finding of libel against her for what she wrote in her book could be financially crushing. The cost of a legal defense itself could be daunting.
Holder denied that the President was conducting a vendetta against Brewer. Governor Brewer isnt more than a tiny blip on the Presidents radar, Holder said. Its the principle of the thing that matters. People must be disabused of the idea that they can vilify the President without facing dire personal consequences.
A post-election Executive Order authorizing the removal of state officials whose actions endanger national security or serve to undermine the peoples confidence in the federal government is reportedly in the works. Arizonas Governor Brewer isnt the only one whos gotten out of line, Press Secretary Jay Carney observed. There are some elections officials in Georgia whove proven supremely irritating to the President.
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Reads exactly like the copy from most of the alphabet channels last night...;-)
Damn you, John.
Wow, what a sack of ass douches.
Isn’t he the president who was going to bring the country together..now he is calling a whole state unimportant??? What a complete ass he is....a self important self aggrandizing king in his own mind...what a pathetic man..he dishomors the office of the President.
shoot...I didn’t see it was satire..crap
It says, “semi-news/semi-satire”: I hope the latter but fear the former.
Another good one John. Thanks for the ping.
When did you move to nonfiction?
LOL.. really does sound like what was on the abcdnc last night
Got me! You’re good!
There are some elections officials in Georgia whove proven supremely irritating to the President.
That one deserves a semi-news, semi-satire all its own! Endless possibilities with your clever mind.
Nice work, John! You had me going right up to “...merely a governor of a relatively small and unimportant state.”
LOL! It’s another one of those, “I can just hear Obama saying this!!” threads!
I’m sorry she didn’t pee on his shoes!
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