If I lived in Arizona, I’d be embarrassed. Gov. Brewer is a disgrace, but so is John McCain, Jon Kyl, and Mike Huckabee. But Brewer is starting to sound a lot like Sharon Angle.
Jan Brewer has lost her head. The Arizona governor, seemingly determined to repel every last tourist dollar from her pariah state, has sounded a new alarm about border violence. “Our law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert either buried or just lying out there that have been beheaded,” she announced on local television. Ay, caramba! Those dark-skinned foreigners are now severing the heads of fair-haired Americans? Maybe they’re also scalping them or shrinking them or putting them on a spike. [...] – Dana Milbank
Not a fan of Dana “mad bitch beer” Milbank, but this column is a beauty. He destroys the right-wing talking points shown in the compilation video via WonkRoom.
As for the Justice Dept. case against Arizona, Brewer isn’t seen to have much of a chance, according to multiple reports, the latest in the LA Times.
“It’s one thing for MALDEF [Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund] or the ACLU to say this [Arizona law] interferes with federal policy. It is quite a different thing when the federal government goes to court and says it,” said Jack Chin, a University of Arizona law professor. “The clear rule has been that states do not have the power to regulate immigration.”