Gov. Brewer Flees From Reporters Asking for Recant of False Beheadings Tale (Video)
September 2, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—As reported earlier, Jan Brewer the nativist Republican Gov. of Arizona known for her shameless anti-immigration demagoguery, suffered from a meltdown last night during her first gubernatorial debate with her Democratic opponent Terry Goddard. She completely flubbed her opening statement, eventually peering down at her notes for divine inspiration. Finding none, Brewer stared blankly into the camera for a long 10-seconds in silence, as she giggled. But after the debate ended, also proved embarrassing for Brewer, as reporters repeatedly asked the befuddled sitting governor why she refused to take up Goddard’s challenge to recant her false, completely made-up claim, of bloodthirsty illegal immigrants decapitating Arizonans and leaving the headless bodies in the desert. Unable to answer the reporters’ questions she literally fled from the scene of the political disaster. Ahh, the sweet smell of political schadenfreude.
In case you missed Brewer’s headless desert corpses tale, as she defended her draconian anti-immigration law, SB 1070 on Fox News, here is a recap from a previous ChattahBox post:
During an appearance last month on Fox News’ “On the Record,” with Greta Van Susteren, Brewer declared that Arizona had a problem with illegal immigrants beheading people:
“We cannot afford all this illegal immigration and everything that comes with it, everything from the crime and the drugs and the kidnappings and the extortion and the beheadings and the fact that people can’t feel safe in their community,” she whined to Van Susteren, her new best friend. “It’s wrong! It’s wrong!”
When asked on a local news program about her beheading claims, Brewer dug down. “Our law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert either buried or just lying out there that have been beheaded,” she said. The show’s host told Brewer he was unable to find “any beheadings in any kind of news search.” But Brewer held firm.
Mass desert decapitations were news to The Arizona Guardian, so the paper did a little digging and found no instances of illegal immigrants beheading Arizonans. Not a one.
During last night’s debate, Goddard called out Brewer to recant her wild made-up story. But she refused, instead accusing Goddard of hurting Arizona for supporting unions that may have initiated boycotts against the state for its “show me your papers” law promoting racial profiling, parts of which were struck down by a federal judge.