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Brewer's book sales soar after altercation with Obama
YumaSun ^ | 1/26/12 | Howard Fischer

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.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: brewer; govbrewer; janbrewer; obama
I love it!
1 posted on 01/26/2012 9:14:14 PM PST by Ballygrl
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To: Ballygrl

The Pen is Mightier Than the Sorehead.


2 posted on 01/26/2012 9:20:57 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Books in Arizona?? Who knew?)
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To: Ballygrl
O will probably take credit and ask for % of the royalties. What a thin skinned adolescent.

vaudine

3 posted on 01/26/2012 9:21:39 PM PST by vaudine
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To: Ballygrl

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.

WTG


4 posted on 01/26/2012 9:24:35 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (The 2nd Amendment IS my concealed carry permit)
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To: Ballygrl
DUmmie FUnnies 01-26-12 (Brewer Is Simply . . . One Poke Over the Line)
5 posted on 01/26/2012 9:25:03 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Barry Got Fingered.)
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To: Ballygrl

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!


6 posted on 01/26/2012 9:26:42 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! Your President's DOJ is taking the Fifth Amendment! How do you feel about that?)
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To: Ballygrl

My wife won a contract to ghost write an autobiography. Tentative title is: Reset, How I escaped myself.

(shameless book plug)


7 posted on 01/26/2012 9:28:19 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Charles Henrickson

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.


8 posted on 01/26/2012 9:32:50 PM PST by Ballygrl
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To: Ballygrl

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.

Next?


9 posted on 01/26/2012 9:33:21 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Ballygrl

Go Jan Brewer!!!


10 posted on 01/26/2012 9:37:37 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

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.


11 posted on 01/26/2012 9:41:44 PM PST by gswilder
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To: Ballygrl

1983:
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??


12 posted on 01/26/2012 9:49:05 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry, destroyer of wealth......)
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To: Ballygrl

Well I have to try out my Christmas Kindle Fire with something, might as well be Jan’s book as the first one.


13 posted on 01/26/2012 9:52:16 PM PST by pops88 (Geek chick over 50)
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To: Ballygrl

Good for her!

I’d like to poke my finger in his face too!


14 posted on 01/26/2012 9:52:57 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: gswilder

Palin / Brewer. 2012

Oh well, at least one can still dream....


15 posted on 01/26/2012 9:53:08 PM PST by alpo
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To: NeverForgetBataan

So true.


16 posted on 01/26/2012 9:54:03 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: All

Remember, The first Gov to do this sans the finger pointing was Rick Perry

http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=494320#.TyI5LIE9WSo


17 posted on 01/26/2012 9:54:53 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Ballygrl

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.


18 posted on 01/26/2012 9:55:16 PM PST by DemforBush (Are you any better off than you were $6 trillion ago?)
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To: DemforBush

er “waited for a more private setting” delete the “to bring”


19 posted on 01/26/2012 9:56:27 PM PST by DemforBush (Are you any better off than you were $6 trillion ago?)
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To: DemforBush; Ballygrl
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.

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.

20 posted on 01/26/2012 9:59:03 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Ballygrl
Good thing he didn't piss off NM Gov Susan Martinez
21 posted on 01/26/2012 10:00:13 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: gswilder

I think we are in for an “interesting” year. No Mayan Calendar reference implied.


22 posted on 01/26/2012 10:04:14 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Ballygrl

I love it too!


23 posted on 01/26/2012 10:39:16 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Ballygrl

bookmark


24 posted on 01/27/2012 12:20:29 AM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Ballygrl

Stumbles 0bungles accidentally creates some jobs! I bet he’s pissed about that.


25 posted on 01/27/2012 1:57:03 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: thecodont
He's chewing himself up inside

Tho that is a bit of justice, it's still light years from enough.

Bravo, JB !

26 posted on 01/27/2012 4:19:49 AM PST by tomkat (Newt '12)
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To: Ballygrl

Governor Brewer effectively runs a state next to a third world country. The only thing Obama has ever run effectively is his mouth.


27 posted on 01/27/2012 7:48:06 AM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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