ARIZONA: Obama And Gov. Jan Brewer Exchange Terse Words At Airport
Moments after he stepped off Air Force One at the Phoenix airport this afternoon, President Obama exchanged terse words with wingnut Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who apparently began the incident by shoving an letter into Obama's hand. Brewer later spoke with a local reporter.
"He was a little disturbed about my book, Scorpions for Breakfast," Brewer said. "I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the president. The book is what the book is. I asked him if he read the book. He said he read the excerpt. So." Asked what aspect of the book disturbed him, Brewer said: "That he didn't feel that I had treated him cordially. I said I was sorry he felt that way but I didn't get my sentence finished. Anyway, we're glad he's here. I'll regroup." On the letter, she said it was personal letter asking him to sit down with her to discuss the "Arizona comeback." She said she "reiterated an invitation that I've extended to him before with regards to coming to Arizona and going to the border with me." She said she would take him to lunch. "We've had a remarkable comeback here and I want to share that with him."In support of their anti-gay and racist hero, hate groups and Tea Party supporters immediately began tweeting that the president had been verbally "whupped" by Brewer. Kapo blogger Gay Patriot changed his avatar to the above photo.UPDATE: The New York Times notes that Brewer's book claims that Obama allows illegal immigration because it provides more votes for the Democrats.
FLASHBACK: Here's Brewer famous meltdown at a debate during her 2010 run for reelection. You may also recall Brewer literally running from reporters after press conferences.