Cactus Got Your Tongue?


Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer gave what can only be described as a cringe-worthy opening statement in her debate against Democratic opponent Terry Goddard last night.

Politico’s Ben Smith, who picked the video up off YouTube, wrote that Brewer’s performance “reflects either an amazing lack of preparation, or sheer panic.”

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As for the rest of the debate: Brewer, a Republican whose popularity in her state and nationwide shot upward after she signed Arizona’s controversial immigration measure S.B. 1070, seemed to recover after her disastrous opening, sparring with Goddard on that issue as well as the economy, as the Arizona Republic reports.

She boasted of balancing the budget of a state once on the verge of bankruptcy by cutting 2.2 billion in spending – though, as the Republic notes, the state is facing a $700 million budget shortfall.


Goddard, the Arizona attorney general hoping to unseat Brewer as governor, responded that Arizona has lost more jobs than have been created during Brewer’s tenure.


He also called out Brewer for saying that “law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert either buried or just lying out there that have been beheaded,” a claim for which she has provided no evidence.

“You need to stop saying things that are untrue, that defame our state, like there are beheadings in the desert,” he said.


Pressed by reporters after the debate, Brewer refused to recant the beheadings claim.

There were actually two other candidates participating in the debate, Barry Hess and Larry Gist, but the conversation was dominated by Goddard and Brewer.


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32 responses to “Cactus Got Your Tongue?

  1. That Ferguson guy added fart noises to Brewer’s video, and suddenly it made sense. 😀

  2. Jan Brewer demonstrated both her real hair color and her age by having a blonde moment and a senior moment simultaneously.

  3. There’s 9 seconds of our lives we will never get back!

  4. The best assessment came from Liz Winstead today during the ClubEd segment: “She’s like someone attending a 40 year High School reunion whos had a couple too many drinks and goes over to the quarterback yelling ‘I was pretty until I met you’!”. She could have ended the silly head remarks months ago just by acknowledging the desert victims were immigants who dies out there and animals scatter their parts. But then she would have to say she was mistaken, wrong, and that ain’t going to happen because like so many baggers, they have god to misguide them.

    • i was running around all day, and i didn’t see the news. liz winstead is right, but she left out that the football quarterback only did her, because she was easy. she did it with the entire team, except for one guy who looked like he might be latino.

      she finally (sorta) admitted she lied…i mean misspoke, according to the arizona daily star and the AP.

  5. You gotta love it when the GOP runs from the press. What are they are really afraid of? Every time they open their mouth, stupidity comes out.

    • that seems to be the new rethug strategery. princess sarah, sharron the obtuse angle, little randy paul, and now droopy dog brewer. all of them can’t stand the thought of having to answer an unbiased reporter’s questions. instead, they make sure to only speak to faux news and right-wing radio squawkers.

  6. Benito

    In the last four months Jan Brewer has been caught lying, three times and counting.

    The comments made on June 16, 2010, and June 27, 2010, clearly indicates that the Brewer says that immigrants are beheading people in the United States desert. She first ran away from the question and the press when confronted with the question. She finally when to FOX/ FAKE News to recant her lie.

    When Brewer was confronted with the fact the two of her top Advisors (Paul Senseman, Chuck Coughlin) are lobbyist for “Private Prisons” giant CCA she first ran away from the question and the press.

    In an attempt to gain sympathy, she first said her father had died in Germany fighting the Nazi in World War II (which ended 1945) but of course we find out the truth that her father was never in Germany and died in California in 1955. Do you see a trend here?

    Brewer signed into law SB 1070 Bill (Did she even read it?), lied about the crime rates in AZ (even Janet Napolitano knows that all crimes rates went down), and now we find out that she is in the pockets of PRIVATE PRISONS who stand to benefit with the increase Federal jailing, and thus they will pay her back, I wonder if it has to do anything about the fact that her son was transferred to a brand new prison, he was convicted for rape and sexual assault, I guess the fruit does not fall far the tree.

    “Private Prisons Lie”

    “AZ Crime Rates”

    “Father Lie”

  7. Joanaroo

    Wow! Brewer has enough baggage for a soap opera! Maybe *As The Vulture Flies*? She really comes up with some whopper lies. Really makes you wonder why anyone would want her for governor or any elected office!

    • “the edge of stupid” “the dung and the feckless” “the secret shitstorm”

      i’m probably aging myself. young’uns won’t know what shows i’m referring to.

  8. sad part is – watch her win anyway
    people are that stupid and evil in this country
    plus they could give a shit who governs as long as they are as racist as they are

    • she’s a hateful woman, and the people who will vote for her are just as hateful. i wonder how the haters are going to feel when their economy tanks even more, because people are avoiding traveling in arizona as well as products from arizona.