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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:33 PM

Arizona Gov. Brewer 'slugged' reporter who asked her about climate change

http://jimromenesko.com/2012/12/05/what-you-didnt-see-in-the-gov-brewer-where-the-hell-did-that-come-from-video/

A video of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer getting testy with KTVK-TV’s Dennis Welch after he asked about global warming has gone viral — “Where in the hell did that come from?” she asked — but some of their exchange went unreported, according to a newspaper photographer who witnessed it. West Valley View’s Michael Clawson says Brewer hit Welch “not hard, but without enough force that he spun around to see what was going on.”

Clawson writes in an email to Romenesko readers:

... After her answer, a handler swooped in and whisked her away, but about three paces out she turned back around to face the reporter who asked the last question. He had turned to a camera operator and seemed to be putting his microphone away. Brewer took her left hand, balled it into a fist and with the back of her hand she slugged the reporter on the back of his right arm. Not hard, but with enough force that he spun around to see what was going on. She leaned in real close and looked up (she’s a shorter lady) and said in a whisper loud enough for most of us to hear, “Where the hell’d that come from?”

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Reply Arizona Gov. Brewer 'slugged' reporter who asked her about climate change (Original post)
Newsjock Dec 2012 OP
The Magistrate Dec 2012 #1
randome Dec 2012 #3
Great Caesars Ghost Dec 2012 #10
The Magistrate Dec 2012 #12
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #16
pacalo Dec 2012 #2
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #4
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #14
Dalai_1 Dec 2012 #5
louis-t Dec 2012 #6
Yavin4 Dec 2012 #7
Great Caesars Ghost Dec 2012 #11
Yavin4 Dec 2012 #15
Great Caesars Ghost Dec 2012 #18
Wellstone ruled Dec 2012 #8
former9thward Dec 2012 #17
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #9
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #13

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:51 PM

1. Sounds Like Battery, Sir

She ought to be arrested like any other citizen....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:57 PM

3. Sounds like Republican politics.

She ought to be arrested like any other Republican...

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:09 PM

10. Actually, it's simple assault

 

I know, was charged with it many a time

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:12 PM

12. Jurisdictions Vary, Sir

Contact is battery, assault does not require contact, at least not in Illinois....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:10 PM

16. Sounds like that and actions unfitting of the office holder, m'Lud.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:55 PM

2. TPM has the video...

but it has only a head-shot of her when she approached the reporter; can't see the fist action.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/jan-brewer-gets-testy-with-reporter-over-global

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:57 PM

4. When did this happen ...

Does this explain her super-secret disappearance, that is now being reported as her traveling to Afghanistan?

Question for my fellow Arizonans:

What possible state business could our good governor be performing in Afghanistan ... This voter wants to know.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:15 PM

14. So she disappeared to the Kandahar range

Instead of the Appalachian trail?

Creative.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:58 PM

5. She is a bully !

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:00 PM

6. She didn't stick her boney finger in his face?

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:04 PM

7. Brewer Has Boundary Control Issues

She likes to get physical with people when she's angry. This is a sign of an abusive person.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:11 PM

11. I have very similar issues but I never was an abusive person.

 

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:42 PM

15. You May Think You Aren't Abusive

But if you cannot physically control yourself when angry, you are indeed an abusive person.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:58 PM

18. Abuse is a form of bullying

 

I just simply take the fight to them. I'm just hardened enough to show no regrets. I don't start fights or suckerpunch people like what happened to my brother or what Brewer did.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:05 PM

8. How much of a

financial hit has Arizona taken since Brewer became Governor? Nobody is talking about the total destruction of their housing market,companies who have bailed for other states,the huge loss of small businesses,big time outward migration of people and not just Hispanics,seems like there aren't any signs of Corporate spending other than stockbrokers expanding their business.

We live near the Arizona border and can say that state is one sick puppy.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:19 PM

17. You posted alot of hyperbole here.

I live in AZ and yes housing took a hit here just like CA, NV, FL and many other states. There certainly was not "total destruction" as you posted. It is now recovering nicely and houses sell after just a short time on the market. Migration continues to go into AZ which is why we were just awarded another congressional seat. It continues to be one of the fastest growing states. Unemployment is dropping as it is nationally.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:08 PM

9. Probably drunk, and now she's disappeared...

Probably at some clinic.

If she wasn't such a filthy human being, I might wish her well in her recovery.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:13 PM

13. Damn, I would be calling a lawyer

And demanding she be charged with assault.

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