|Click picture to see Norah O'Donnell's report on this story. Including past dust ups between Obama and Brewer.|
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said that her tarmac confrontation with President Obama on Wednesday showed him to be a little oversensitive.
"He brought up my book. And he was a little tense. I asked him if he read my book, 'Scorpions for Breakfast' and he said he read the excerpt and he didn't think that I was very cordial," Brewer told radio host Mike Broomhead on KFYI radio. "He was somewhat thin-skinned and a little tense to say the least. I was trying to be very calm."
"The book is factual, the book is true," Brewer repeated on Fox's Greta Van Susteren show. "I don't know why he was surprised by my book but he evidently is and he's very thin-skinned in regards to it."
"Thin skinned?" You know I personally believe that even the most critical of Obama's critics, would still have to admit that he he has demonstrated an ability to take an awful lot of abuse without letting it get to him. After all the man has been called a socialist, a Kenyan, an anti-American, a communist, uppity, and smeared with every racial epithet known to man, and still managed to rise above it all.
I think Brewer is projecting her own shortcomings on to the President.
After all who looks like their losing their cool in this picture?
sniveling new memoir," and took it to task for the vast number of lies that it contained.
And let us not forget that this governor not only claimed that there were headless bodies all along the US-Mexico border, she also claimed her father was killed "while fighting the Nazis" when in fact he died of lung disease in 1955 while residing in California.
The woman is a complete nutjob and yet another example of the unhinged individuals that have gained office due to support from the Teabaggers. Of course in this case, as one Arizona journalist points out, she could simply have been too hammered to have an intelligent exchange with our President:
The incident if anything, perhaps provides a glimpse into the pitfalls of public figures who are suspected of drinking while they politic, it can cause unintended consequences, at least when the leader of the free world is winging into town, the pesky national press corps is just everywhere.
One can understand how the main stream media considers waving a finger in the face of the President unseemly, especially for a public official, like say a Governor. The problem is most of the main stream media, is unaware Governor Brewer’s nick name around the State capital is Otis, a reference to the town drunk from Mayberry.
You just can't make this stuff up folks.
Update: It looks like somebody photographed the exchange from another angle.