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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:36 PM

Brewer eyes third term as Governor

PHOENIX -- While the votes for this election are still being counted, Gov. Jan Brewer is starting to make noise about 2014.

Brewer recently told the Arizona Republic that she's still thinking about challenging the state constitution to run for a third term.

Her spokesman, Matthew Benson, confirmed that the state's top executive is mulling over a decision but hasn't made up her mind.

The Arizona Constitution limits governors to just two terms in office. But Brewer's lawyers say the law doesn't apply in this case because Brewer took over for Gov. Janet Napolitano in the middle or her second term.
NOOOO!!!!

http://www.azfamily.com/news/politics/Brewer-eyes-3rd-term--179032491.html

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DesertRat Nov 2012 OP
Wait Wut Nov 2012 #1
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #2
DesertRat Nov 2012 #5
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #6
DesertRat Nov 2012 #7
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #8
OffWithTheirHeads Nov 2012 #3
SoCalNative Nov 2012 #4

Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:40 PM

1. I second that...

NOOOO!!!!

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:51 PM

2. Uhmm, Janet ...

The Arizona Constitution limits governors to just two terms in office. But Brewer's lawyers say the law doesn't apply in this case because Brewer took over for Gov. Janet Napolitano in the middle or her second term.


I realize laws/facts/reality just do not apply to some; but I think the Arizona Constitution has something to say about your "plans." Here, I post it and because I know reading comprehension is such a bothersome challenge, I'll apply some emphasis:

1. Term limits on executive department and state officers; term lengths; election; residence and office at seat of government; duties


(Version amended by 1992 Proposition 107)


Section 1. A. The executive department shall consist of the governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, attorney general, and superintendent of public instruction, each of whom shall hold office for a term of four years beginning on the first Monday of January, 1971 next after the regular general election in 1970. No member of the executive department shall hold that office for more than two consecutive terms. This limitation on the number of terms of consecutive service shall apply to terms of office beginning on or after January 1, 1993. No member of the executive department after serving the maximum number of terms, which SHALL INCLUDE ANY PART OF A TERM SERVED, may serve in the same office until out of office for no less than one full term.


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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:02 PM

5. Actually, it's Janice

I appreciate your highlighting the info from the AZ Constitution. It helped to calm me down a little.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:13 PM

6. You're right ...

But everytime I think of that woman, "Dammit Janet ..." (Are you old enough to get the Rocky Horror reference?)

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:16 PM

7. Haha

Yes, I am. Now I'll think of that whenever I see her.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:38 PM

8. So ...

We will, both, be cursed/blessed with the RHS mind-vision.

Glad I could share.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:52 PM

3. David Duke in a skirt better take a long hard look at the election results in Az.

We are just this side of turning from purple to blue.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:59 PM

4. Apparently Brewer's lawyer

graduated from the school of Law Degrees-r-Us:

The constitution, however, says even serving part of a term counts.

According to Article 5, Section 1 of the constitution, "No member of the executive department after serving the maximum number of terms, which shall include any part of a term served, may serve in the same office..."

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