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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:58 PM

Jan Brewer Punched a Reporter When He Asked About Climate Change

http://news.yahoo.com/jan-brewer-punched-reporter-asked-climate-change-195526329.html

Atlantic Wire


You've been warned: Confront Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer about global warming, and she will curse at you and, maybe, if you're lucky, she'll take a swing at you, too.

A reporter for the local KTVK station in Arizona had the gall to ask Brewer if she thought global warming was real during a very short, very casual press conference about an energy conference this weekend. Brewer said something about it not being man made,

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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.

After hitting the Welch, Brewer asked, "Where in the hell did that come from?" and the camera was still rolling, so the reporter included it in his report. Unfortunately, the punching wasn't in the shot — which is why we're just hearing about the thwack now — and so the world is denied a Jan Brewer punching GIF.


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Reply Jan Brewer Punched a Reporter When He Asked About Climate Change (Original post)
question everything Dec 2012 OP
indepat Dec 2012 #1
hatrack Dec 2012 #2
santamargarita Dec 2012 #31
Bonobo Dec 2012 #3
KansDem Dec 2012 #12
tclambert Dec 2012 #21
Rene Dec 2012 #34
Chemisse Dec 2012 #22
davidpdx Dec 2012 #24
marmar Dec 2012 #4
Dont call me Shirley Dec 2012 #17
MADem Dec 2012 #35
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #5
question everything Dec 2012 #9
LuckyLib Dec 2012 #14
sakabatou Dec 2012 #6
Kurovski Dec 2012 #11
Archae Dec 2012 #7
Greybnk48 Dec 2012 #13
FreeState Dec 2012 #8
Kurovski Dec 2012 #10
ROBROX Dec 2012 #15
mwooldri Dec 2012 #16
Bette Noir Dec 2012 #18
underpants Dec 2012 #19
Sheldon Cooper Dec 2012 #20
Marie Marie Dec 2012 #23
Tutonic Dec 2012 #25
spicegal Dec 2012 #27
spicegal Dec 2012 #26
GatorLarry Dec 2012 #28
Nevilledog Dec 2012 #29
MyOpinion-2 Dec 2012 #30
lonestarnot Dec 2012 #32
Maynar Dec 2012 #36
willhe Dec 2012 #33

Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:42 PM

1. When someone's belt has a notch for an up-in-your-face assault of the President of the

United States, it should come as no great surprise that a simple battery might follow.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:46 PM

2. What a psychotic bitch

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Response to hatrack (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:50 PM

31. How true!

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:50 PM

3. A man does the same thing and it is a legal issue.

Arrest her or admit to a double standard that makes no sense.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:27 AM

12. "Double standard"


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Response to KansDem (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:28 PM

21. There's a TV movie from 1993 called "Men Don't Tell" starring Peter Strauss as an abused husband.

At one point he calls a shelter to ask if they could help him, and they accuse him of trying to make a sick joke.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:33 PM

34. Check out current pics of Brewer

Did she have a facelift while she was 'hiking the Appalachian Trail for 10 days" and out of sight?

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:01 PM

22. I agree. She should be charged with assault.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 02:58 AM

24. Yes, but two double standards will get her out of that

1) The belief that women can't assault men and 2) All the judges in the state are in her pocket.

I guess it proves that men aren't the only ones that can be power hungry.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:52 PM

4. I knew she was an asshole, but I didn't know she was a violent asshole.

nt

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Response to marmar (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:39 PM

17. Usually assholes are violent, whether in word, body or emotion.

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Response to marmar (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:42 AM

35. I'll bet she wanted to poke Obama with that finger of hers!!! nt

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:53 PM

5. Brewer said something about it not being man-made? Can we see her PHd in Climate Science

or any science? Because 98% of scientists completely DISAGREE with her. It's is foolish & dangerous for her to go around just saying whatever stupid non-factual thing comes into her head.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:02 AM

9. And not very articulated

From the Arizona Republic

“Everybody has an opinion on it, you know, I, you know, probably don’t believe that it’s manmade,” the GOP governor said. “I believe that, you know, weather elements are controlled, maybe, by different things.”

http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/articles/20121206gov-jan-brewer-chides-reporter-over-question.html

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Response to question everything (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:44 AM

14. "Everybody has an opinion on it" -- just like cancer can kill, the earth is a sphere, and rape can

be legitimate or illegitimate. Everyone has an opinion. This woman is a whack-job. We have so few women in governing positions, it's distressing to see that Arizona has one so stupid.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:53 PM

6. All I see in Brewer paying a fine for it

However, it could be more.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:16 AM

11. let's send her to the moon to search for rocks.

tell her they discovered a river of margaritas flowing into the sea of tranquility.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:56 PM

7. She's looking more and more like an alcoholic...

Now punching a reporter.

Add to when she "blanked" on TV, yelled at and stuck her finger in Obama's face.

If I see Brewer admitted to rehab within the next year or two, I won't be surprised.

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Response to Archae (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:34 AM

13. Agree. She acts like an alcoholic.

I wouldn't be surprised at rehab either.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:02 PM

8. Looked more like a playful tap on his shoulder to me

but yeah, unprofessional regardless.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:14 AM

10. Have another drink, Madam Nutsplatz.

The weather in her skull is pretty fucked-up too.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:45 PM

15. THIS SURELY WAS AN ACCIDENT

 

This lady may have been affected by an ATTACK OF THE VAPORS which medically could have affected her cognizant ability to behave in public. I guess this goes with be a GOP member?

To many FACTS are getting into the myths of GOP political practices. This can only mean trouble for the minority party which has plenty of money but is still the party of LOSERS.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:30 PM

16. IMO the AZ governor should face a charge.

That news reporter should file charges. There are other assignments he can cover. No one should be hit, whether it is a couple of "nobodies" or someone more prominent.

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:00 PM

18. A few years ago, one local politician swatted another with a piece of paper.

It was all on camera, and it was obvious that there was zero possibility of any kind of injury. Nevertheless, the woman who did the swatting was charged with battery, and had to spend time in anger management classes. The woman who had been swatted was subject to prolonged ridicule, because she was shown on camera to look around, carefully get down on the ground, and pretend to be badly injured.

It was in CA; I don't remember what town.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:21 PM

19. "A reporter ... had the gall " ????

Isn't that reporters are supposed to do?

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:23 PM

20. What an ass.

Since when does an elected state governor start belting reporters? Wildly wrong, Jan.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:40 PM

23. Well I guess we can assume that her strange disappearance

had nothing to do with her attending anger management courses. The fact that she had that over-reaction to a question about her stand on climate change - as opposed to a more personal attack of some kind tells me this woman is a bit unstable. As others have suggested - maybe an alcohol problem?

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:36 AM

25. I think you're correct. LIkely alcohol and a small cache of pills.

Doubt she is really in Afghanistan all this time. More likely a 30 day treatment program.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:06 AM

27. I definitely suspect something is very wrong with this woman. Just look at her. She looks like she's

been ridden hard and hung up wet. I remember the debate where she completely shut down, couldn't answer the question, stuttered, hemmed, and hawed, clearly didn't know what to say. She's done that in other interviews. She's incredibly inarticulate. Then there's the picture of her sticking her finger in the president's chest, appearing to scold him. How did Arizona managed to elect such a witch?

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:02 AM

26. That woman is a lunatic. However, I'm pretty sure what she did would be considered assault.

Would be great if he would press charges. Politicians shouldn't be allowed to go around hitting reporters or their camera crew just because they don't like the question.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:47 AM

28. Sanity of Arizona Voters?

I have to wonder about the population of a state that keeps electing people like this woman and angry John McCain . . .

Can't imagine having to live there.

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Response to GatorLarry (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:11 AM

29. I live in AZ

It's a beautiful state filled with ugly people. It's difficult being a liberal surrounded by wingnuts. The amount of ignorance is disheartening. During the election I heard some of the most crazy easily debunked crap from fellow defense attorneys: death panels, both Obama's were disbarred, etc. I have enjoyed having the following as my wallpaper on my iPad which I proudly display "accidentally" every chance I get:




And as a bonus, here's my favorite Brewer photo:

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:10 PM

30. Jan Brewer has a bad attitude...

and needs a time out along with some rehab intervention. She has no respect for herself or people.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 02:17 PM

32. What a joke she is.





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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #32)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:03 AM

36. Nothing like a good fart joke

Love how she pushed the mic away.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:22 PM

33. press charges

thats one ugly witch

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