Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jan Brewer: Asshat Of The Week


I guess the people, or at least the majority of people, in Arizona don't count for much in the eyes of their governor, Asshat Jan Brewer.

See, Ms. Brewer doesn't feel that she was elected by the people of Arizona, but that “God has placed me in this powerful position as Arizona’s governor.” You read it right. God appointed her governor. God. Who apparently can't be bothered with homelessness or war or starvation, can take the time to play a little politics. At least that's what He does in Jan Brewer's mind.

In fact, she is so indebted to God for giving her the job, that she actually uses prayer during her staff meetings, oftentimes stopping the meeting to actually hold a prayer service.

And one of her last prayers the governor and her staff apparently prayed about domestic partnership benefits for same-sex partners of state employees. At that prayer service, Jan Brewer believes God told her to redefine "a ‘dependent,’ canceling the rule change made by [former] Governor Janet Napolitano that allowed domestic partners to receive benefits. Also eliminated are children of domestic partners, full-time students ages 23-24 and disabled adult dependents."

God answered Brewer's prayers and told her to ignore the rights of same-sex couples, the children of domestic partners, whether the partners are gay or straight, and disabled adults. God, in Brewer's world, believes in discrimination. But God has no place in Brewer's world, as an elected official. God does not belong in staff meetings where policy is shaped; God does not belong in politics. That's what we have built our country upon, the idea that on one person's religious beliefs shall trample on the rights of others.

Too bad Jan Brewer's "god" didn't know that.

7 comments:

Dan said...

I love how God is always available for these type of people to do bad things, like judge, hate, discriminate.

SHe one classy lady

Michael Rivers said...

I have several friends living in AZ. I'll have to call them and ask what the hell is going on down there!

frogponder said...

Has anyone started a recall petition on this woman? I have two partnered aunts that live in Arizona.

Beth said...

sheesh....where is the God that I know? he must be on vacation or something....

Beth said...

MAJOR asshat. People like this arrogant broad--God talks to you? Really? REALLY?--creep me the eff out.

Anonymous said...

Brewer wasn't actually elected. Janet Napolitano was Arizona's (tremendously popular) governor until she joined Barack Obama's cabinet. Because Arizona doesn't have a Lieutenant Governor, Brewer, as Secretary of State, was first in line to succeed Napolitano. It didn't matter that Brewer is ideologically polar opposite from Napolitano, and has actually enacted several laws that Napolitano continously vetoed. Brewer's approval ratings are worse than GWB's during his second term. She truly is a disgrace to Arizona.

Anonymous said...

Well said by anonymous. The parallels between Brewer and Bush are amazing. Just like Bush, she wasn't actually elected to her position, but just like Bush, she is totally disregarding that fact, and is ramrodding her personal agenda down the throats of the people as though they all had hand-picked her for the role. The list of laws she's pushing through that don't reflect the will of the people of this state is getting very long very quickly. I didn't realize that she was so brazenly defiant of the Constitutional provision mandating the separation of church and state, but now her power trip makes sense.