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AZ Gov. Jan Brewer Caught In Lies About The Death Of Her Father

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer told a local newspaper that her father died fighting the Nazis. It turns out he died of a lung disorder ten years after the war ended. Via Politico:
"The Nazi comments ... they are awful," Brewer told the Arizona Republic of the rhetorical attacks she'd absorbed after signing a tough immigration measure. "Knowing that my father died fighting the Nazi regime in Germany, that I lost him when I was 11 because of that ... and then to have them call me Hitler's daughter. It hurts. It's ugliness beyond anything I've ever experienced." The problem, the Arizona Guardian reports: "During the war, [Brewer's father Wilford] Drinkwine worked as a civilian supervisor for a naval munitions depot in Hawthorne, Nev. He died of lung disease in 1955 in California."
Brewer's spokesman saws the governor meant to suggest that her father's death was caused by the fumes he inhaled while working in a munitions factory. And since those munitions were used against the Nazis...well, there you have it. War hero! Fighting the Nazis from Nevada!

(Tipped by JMG readers Homer)

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