Dick goes to Arizona

Brewer, Obama exchange tense words over book, immigration at airport

The following is a White House pool report filed shortly after President Barack Obama’s arrival in Chandler, Arizona:

“President Obama arrived in Phoenix at 3:15 pm local time, finding the chilly weather of Iowa giving way to sunny skies and temperatures in the high 60s.

He stepped off Air Force One at 3:28 pm and was greeted by Gov. Jan Brewer. She handed him a handwritten letter in an envelope and they spoke intensely for a few minutes. At one point, she pointed her finger at him.

Afterwards, (I) spoke with the governor.

“He was a little disturbed about my book, Scorpions for Breakfast,” Brewer said. “I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the president. The book is what the book is. I asked him if he read the book. He said he read the excerpt. So.”

Asked what aspect of the book disturbed him, Brewer said: “That he didn’t feel that I had treated him cordially. I said I was sorry he felt that way but I didn’t get my sentence finished. Anyway, we’re glad he’s here. I’ll regroup.”


It was clear from the moment they greeted one another that this would not be a run-of-the-mill encounter between the president and a local official. At one point, she was pointing her finger at him and at another, they were talking at the same time, seemingly over each other.

He appeared to walk away from her while they were still talking, and she confirmed that by saying she didn’t finish her sentence.

When Brewer spoke with your pooler, the AP and an NBC producer for several minutes afterwards, she appeared a bit flustered and taken aback by the conversation. Asked if she was, that’s when Brewer said, “I’ll regroup.”

I don’t believe this. Obama behaving like a snotty prick? Especially to a woman? That would be so out-of-character.


Via Hot Air:

Audio: Jan Brewer on l’affaire tarmac

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25 Responses to Dick goes to Arizona

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Brewer’s got bigger ones than he does 🙂

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  3. HELENK says:

    read some of the comments at Politico.
    the obots are out in droves.
    poor picked on backtrack, he just can’t get no respect

  4. cj says:

    No wonder I have indigestion today. President “Lead From His Own Behind” was in Chandler today? Meeting with Gov. Dipshit?

    American politics in a nutshell. All they needed was Arpaio popping out of a little clown car & the picture would’ve been complete.

  5. votermom says:

  6. myiq2xu says:


    The passage in Brewer’s book that the president was apparently referring to recounts a meeting at the White House when they discussed border security and immigration.

    “It was though President Obama thought he could lecture me, and I would learn at his knee,” she wrote, according to Capitol Media Services. “He thinks he can humor me and then get rid of me.”

    • Pips says:

      “It was though President Obama thought he could lecture me, and I would learn at his knee.”
      An attitude that so far has worked pretty well in his favour. NoDramaObama, you know! 🙄

      And whether he plans to ‘change his ways’ or not I’m sure John W Smart is right, when he states that

      I’ve no doubt Obama’s rebranding will work with the same people who bought his initial brand.

      [Insert picture of the three monkeys covering their eyes, ears and mouth!]

  7. myiq2xu says:

    NY Post:

    A White House official later released a statement describing its version of events.

    “The governor handed the President a letter and said she was inviting him to meet with her,” it said. “The President said he’d be glad to meet with her again, but did note that after their last meeting, a cordial discussion in the Oval Office, the governor inaccurately described the meeting in her book.”

  8. mcnorman says:

    Ahhh that Brewer, she’s a tough one alright. Yippe, you go girl!

  9. HELENK says:

    stolen from an article at HOT Air

    It sounds … so unlike him. Darn that Jan Brewer for mischaracterizing him this way. Exit prediction for Florida next week: Brewer write-ins 33, Romney 29, Gingrich 27. Click the image to watch.

  10. soupcity says:

    What a thin-skinned a-hole he is. Had to do that right on the tarmac, guess he felt she couldn’t wait to learn her lesson.

  11. HELENK says:


    I could dance and sing and vote with pleasure for that ticket.
    I know a lot of things that are needed would get done

  12. lorac says:

    The President said he’d be glad to meet with her again, but did note that after their last meeting, a cordial discussion in the Oval Office, the governor inaccurately described the meeting in her book

    lol Guess shes not allowed her own feelings or interpretation of their interactions – sounds like she did a really good job of reading him!

  13. 1539days says:

    This is why people are itching for a Gingrich-Obama debate. Newt is especially good at talking down to dumb people who don’t understand why they’re wrong. Obama is especially bad at dealing with being told he’s wrong. Look at the stories of him losing his shit after Netanyahu dressed him down publicly.

  14. Lulu says:

    Obama has to have the last word. Brewer writes her recollection of a conversation and he HAS to disagree and CORRECT her. No wonder Republican women are voting for Newton because he will be rude to Obama. He really has a problem with women, especially older white ones. I guess it goes back to his mom and grandma who probably gave him crap for being a slacker or something.

  15. HELENK says:

    Jan Brewer on Greta tonight. maybe later the video will be available

  16. kc says:

    He’s got that condescending smirk on his face. This picture should be in a campaign commercial for someone. It’s that ‘now,,now, little woman’ smirk..

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  18. Give the man a break- he thinks he is the King and that she is a royal provincial governor, and in his mind (which was formed in former colonies), it’s natural for the King to berate royal governor’s.

    As usual though, this is not reality- he isn’t King, she’s not a provincial governor, they’re both heads of soverign states, and it is not usual or natural for a President to lecture a Governor. I think every day he slips farther from reality.

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