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I can’t resist…

Governor Jan Brewer — this is the woman who said that most illegal immigrants are smuggling drugs, and who opposed medical marijuana because it’s a gateway drug.

These were her opening remarks. She wasn’t even responding to anything.

Almost painful to watch.

Edit: Removed gratuitous and inappropriate remark on my part about what she did or did not ingest prior to the debate.

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17 comments to I can’t resist…

  • drewbob

    she should have written some talking points on her hand like a professional.

  • kaptinemo

    “Just what did she smoke prior to this debate?”

    Wrong question. The proper one is, “What has she not smoked to prevent such evident derangement of mental functioning?” Particularly in light of the fact that cannabis preserves neural tissues…like the ‘gray matters’ in everyone’s head.

    But, please…in the future, can we agree not use the opposition’s demeaning patter to deride our own mental caliber while deriding theirs? I’d have asked how many shots she’d done prior to the debate. I’ve heard better diction from brain-fried crack-heads…

  • Just Legalize It

    I would bet she was drinking the night before. That night as well.

  • Just me.

    Wow! What the hell was that! A drive by DUUHHH-ing?

    And they say cannabis consumers have C.R.S. LOL.

  • kaptinemo

    OT: Pain management a fundamental human right: Experts.

    From the article:

    “Health care experts meeting in Montreal at an international summit on pain management are calling on governments to provide reasonable access for treatment of acute and chronic pain, a problem they say affects one-fifth of the world’s population.”

    Finally, the subject has garnered international notice. Let’s see what happens next, seeing as the US’s DEA is the chief sado-moralist commanding the effort to scapegoat doctors who (in their ignorant estimation) are ‘over-medicating’ patients with intractable pain.

  • Rhayader

    Almost painful? Yikes, that was bamboo-shoots-in-fingernails right there.

    I am……..
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    …..not sure why anyone would vote for her.

  • darkcycle

    Janny is an embarrasment.

  • Maria

    She looked so… human for second. I almost felt sorry for her, then I remembered who she is. So I’ll save my empathy for those her policies have harmed as I’m sure she doesn’t want any of mine anyways. But I’m also not sure if it’s proper to use this moment to poke snidely at her. Though it does seem to be strong reason to get people wondering if she’s still fit for the position of governor or if it’s time for her to retire from politics and move on.

    Also, not sure about the innuendo of substance use = mental issues. It shouldn’t really matter what she used or failed to use beforehand. It matters how she comports herself, the intelligence of her words, actions and arguments. Or lack of intelligence in many of her speeches and commends. Her past comments and actions stand glaring and on their own.

    But I’m curious, how did the rest of the interview go? Did she just have this horrible start? I think I can assume that we’ve all had that happen at least once. Standing in front of a room of people we’re to address and being completely blank. Many emotional reasons can just be as powerful as any drug and derail our sense of present.

    Lots of people keep their mental faculties well into their 90s so I’m not being ageist; I love my grandmother and but I wouldn’t trust my grandmother to be able to handle the responsibilities of Governor. Hell I don’t trust myself with those responsibilities either. 😛

    Here, she reminds me of my grandmother struggling with her words to ask if I can hand her some dishes from the cupboard. I’m not defending her positions.. I’m just, it feels ugly to use this moment as a weapon. And I also know I’m being naive in my comments so no one needs to point that out. 😉

  • Maria

    Full thing I’ve answered my own question.

  • Just me.

    Maria said:But I’m curious, how did the rest of the interview go? Did she just have this horrible start? I think I can assume that we’ve all had that happen at least once. Standing in front of a room of people we’re to address and being completely blank. Many emotional reasons can just be as powerful as any drug and derail our sense of present.

    And I also know I’m being naive in my comments so no one needs to point that out.

    Yes I was thinking that too, we all have…its called being human(and flawed). Just at some point us older folks should not try be so ….young.(Damned that memory thing)

    No , not naive, just legit questions.

  • Servetus

    Governor Jan Brewer not only botched her gubernatorial debate due to what looks like a panic attack, she went on to appear in an interview where she lies about the Mexican Drug War in order to promote her anti-immigration policies.

    In the following YouTube clip, Brewer says illegal immigrants are sneaking into Arizona to decapitate innocent Arizonians. Note the interviewer who openly questions her claims of any drug-related beheadings on U.S. soil:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTbbIinH8Is&feature=player_embedded

    A piece by TPM discussing the same interview provides further evidence that as far as beheadings are concerned, Governor Jan Brewer lost her head a long time ago:

    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/brewer_claims_illegals_are_beheading_people_in_the.php

  • Chris

    You know that study making news now about cannabis helping with pain reduction (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20015148-10391704.html)? Kind of sad they didn’t test for different levels of Cannabidiol, just THC. The results would have been a lot better if they had. It’s kind of sad that people think that THC is the only thing in weed that does anything.

  • ezrydn

    I’ve been around alkies and stoners. While both move through moments of forgetfulness, I’ve never noticed diction problems with stoners. While Jan couldn’t hold an ongoing thought, she wasn’t slurring her words the way an alkie would.

    Had she no warning that this interview was about to happen? Did they tell her it was a “dry run?” I put in 38 years in broadcasting and can count on one hand the number of people I’ve seen/heard act like that. Truly sad, especially for a Governor!

  • TonyTomato

    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has very suspicious ties to the “For Profit Prison” industry:

    Brewer’s campaign chairman and policy adviser is none other then the lobbyist for the nations largest “For Profit Prison” corporation, Corrections Corporation of America. The one policy Jan Brewer signed which rushed her to re-election was Arizona’s SB 1070, the illegal immigration bill. Brewer’s policy adviser and campaign chairman Chuck Coughlin lobbies for the same “For Profit Prison” corporation which has contracts with ICE to house rounded up illegal migrants. Dirty, dirty, dirty politics. Sad to think she’s assured to win re-election. We definitely need illegal migration enforcement and reform, but not like this.

    Brewer Linked To Private Prisons Housing Illegal Immigrants
    New Questions Raised About Lobbyist Advice
    Morgan Loew, CBS 5 Investigative Reporter
    http://www.kpho.com/news/24834877/detail.html

  • darkcycle

    Yes, and everyone should know, that while CCA only runs a handful of Arizona’s prisons, they are solely responsible for immigrations detentions there. It’s their own little fiefdom within that state. And they’ve given Brewer a buttload of money. Now why, oh why, would she sign that awful law? (hint:$$$$$)

  • I can't resist either

    She needs to borrow obambers teleprompter.

  • Just Legalize It

    bush also used a teleprompter… think about that one for a moment