Skip to comments.Brewer's book sales soar after altercation with Obama
Posted on 01/26/2012 9:14:13 PM PST by Ballygrl
Brewer's book sales soar after altercation with Obama January 26, 2012 9:06 PM BY HOWARD FISCHER - CAPITOL MEDIA SERVICES
PHOENIX It's debatable whether arguing with the president of the United States is a bad move politically.
But it appears it can be financially beneficial.
On Wednesday, sales Scorpions for Breakfast'' were tepid. Amazon.com, where Gov. Jan Brewer has been marketing her political screed on border security, federalism and the liberal media,'' reported that sales ranked it No. 343,222 of all the titles on its list.
By Thursday morning, though, it had skyrocketed to No. 56. And by early Thursday evening it had made it all the way to No. 10 on the best-seller list.
No other book on Amazon's list increased its sales by such a large percentage in the past 24 hours.
That sudden demand to see what Brewer wrote coincides with the highly publicized on-the-tarmac confrontation Wednesday between the governor and the president as he stepped off Air Force One to make a speech in Arizona.
When Brewer handed him a note asking for a meeting, the president took the opportunity to complain to the governor that he felt a bit burned after the last time they met nearly two years ago.
According to the White House, the president described that conversation as a cordial discussion in the Oval Office.'' Brewer's recollection at least as told in her 228-page book was quite different.
It was as though President Obama thought he would lecture me and I would learn at his knee,'' the governor wrote. He was patronizing.''
Brewer told Capitol Media Services on Thursday she was surprised by the president's decision to confront her over the book, which has been on the shelves since early November.
Their brief airport conversation ended, Brewer said, when the president walked off while she was in mid-sentence. But that was not before a photo of the two of them nearly toe to toe, with Brewer pointing her finger at the president's face, went viral.
That generated extensive nationwide coverage about the dispute. More to the point, it shined a spotlight on the book, with many video news reports even including screen shots of its cover, complete with a photo of Brewer with her hand over her heart.
The White House, clearly surprised over all the publicity, is trying to downplay not only the whole incident but also discourage further news stories.
I really assume you guys have more important issues to cover,'' press secretary Jay Carney told reporters traveling with the president on Thursday as he continues his multi-state tour.
But the story continues to develop on its own. Even Sen. John McCain added fuel Thursday with a comment that what happened at the airport on confirms that the president has a prickly personality.''
And the governor herself is doing nothing to quell the publicity. In fact, she has been fanning the flames a bit, telling Capitol Media Services on Thursday the president is a little thin-skinned and a little oversensitive.''
Brewer laughed off a question of whether she engineered the whole incident to bolster book sales.
We could have never been this successful at it. Anyway, the governor said, it was the president who brought up the subject of the book, not her.
It's unfortunate we couldn't have talked about jobs and the economy,'' Brewer said of her brief time with the president at the airport, saying Obama was more focused on how he was portrayed in the book. But if he wanted to talk about my book, I think it's sad that he didn't want to talk about the issue the book is about,'' meaning border security.
The governor is not disclosing how much all the additional book sales will be worth to her, saying that is a private contract between her and her publisher.
The Pen is Mightier Than the Sorehead.
Good job Gov!! I’m having that picture/altercation made into a poster to hang in my living room. This to remind me that there are gutsy people left in the U.S.
Go Jan! The number one author for Barry’s Book of the Month Club. Oprah ain’t got nothing on Barry when it comes to pushing books. This is “historical”. Barry also has gun sales soaring. Maybe there is something to his economic “recovery” plan. LOL!
My wife won a contract to ghost write an autobiography. Tentative title is: Reset, How I escaped myself.
(shameless book plug)
Thank You Charles, that was a good 1! BTW, not sure what thread it’s in but Obamanaut and progressiveinaction are hysterical in their comments, it’s in the How Dare Anyone Disrespect A Sitting President thread at CC.
I’m going to buy a copy and contribute to the Governor’s capital gain or taxable income.
I wish, hope and pray with every fiber of my being that someone would push obastard and keep pushing him until he goes over the edge. Maybe Governor Brewer got a little closer.
This is a thug and bully administration. They need to be confronted over and over and over and over again until they snap.
Obama, the most inexperienced, clueless, thin skinned president ever. My goodness. How many books were written trashing Bush. Did he ever respond publically? I don’t think so.
It shows the sad state our country is in , that we could elect such a liberal and inexperienced president. And it scares me, that he may be getting a second term.
Go Gov Brewer.
Jan Brewer is raising three young sons and serving in the Arizona House of Representatives at the same time.
Barry is having himself photographed looking stoned and smoking weed in a goofy fedora.
That’s all you need to know.... Any other questions??
Well I have to try out my Christmas Kindle Fire with something, might as well be Jan’s book as the first one.
Good for her!
I’d like to poke my finger in his face too!
Palin / Brewer. 2012
Oh well, at least one can still dream....
Remember, The first Gov to do this sans the finger pointing was Rick Perry
I gotta admit, this story gives me the warm & fuzzies (that’s a good thing, btw :-)
The thing I just can’t get over is that a sitting President of the United States would “go there” in such a public setting. I know Obama is thinner-skinned than a birthday balloon, but you’d think even he’d have waited to bring for a more private setting, or opted for a simple phone call.
I can’t imagine his staff meetings are very much fun with that attitude, lol.
er “waited for a more private setting” delete the “to bring”
He wanted to "get in her face."
Really, BO hates U.S. governors. Let's add Walker (WI) to the list. Anyone with a backbone.
BO is tremendously insecure about his position (thus the posturing): he knows he's ineligible, has never proven his eligibility for the job, is wondering how much longer the facade will hold.
He's chewing himself up inside.