It's the question that came to my mind after reading about her latest shenanigans on ThinkProgress, where she is reported to have compared the undocumented to drunks and children.
Brewer is opposed to granting driver's licenses to the undocumented, and she wrote an executive order to that effect just in case it wasn't clear. But if she's going to hint at incompetence as her...ahem...reasoning, that goes both ways.
Jan must have read Hunter's diary from yesterday and wanted to make sure no one horns in on Arizona's especially crabby immigration policy.
He's Arizona-plus levels of crabby about immigration:Oh no you didn't, Virginia Republican Ken Cuccinelli! Anyway, to quote ThinkProgress already.
Since President Obama issued an administrative directive allowing some undocumented young immigrants to temporarily remain in the country, states have adopted policies to ensure they have equal work opportunity. But on Thursday, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) reiterated her opposition to granting driver licenses to the eligible immigrants and compared them to children or people with a record of driving under the influence.And a specific quote straight from the horse's mouth on Fox.
BREWER: The state is the one who licenses the people to be able to drive, it’s not the federal government. And we don’t license kids under 16. We don’t license DUI drivers. And our laws are very clear and I took an oath to uphold that.Although the governor tries to make the case that she's just following the law, she neglects to mention that executive order that she wrote about the law's interpretation.
(CBS/AP) In Arizona, which passed one of the nation's toughest anti-immigration laws, Gov. Jan Brewer signed an executive order Wednesday directing state agencies to deny driver's licenses and other public benefits to illegal immigrants who obtain work authorizations under a new federal program.So it's not just a matter of Jan upholding the law, it's a matter of her essentially writing the law and directing that her law be followed.
Beyond that, there is the matter of the insulting comparison to licensing drunk drivers or kids. No offense meant to the kids from me; I only vaguely remember what I was like before the age of 16 as it is. But if you're going to make such crass remarks attacking the competence of someone looking to drive a car, well...you might not want to be the Republican known for mistakenly endorsing Obama for President at the last Republican national convention.
I know that if President Obama is elected in November, which I hope that he is, that he will be able to come together with all of us and come up with a solution and I believe he will secure our borders and therefore we can resolve all those other issues, it's a simple matter.Of course, this is the same Governor Jan "We have did" Brewer who won re-election back in 2010 after her dramatic pause during a debate. Even the reporter in this video can't resist a little teasing.
Of course, Brewer won thanks in part to bashing the undocumented, so...I suppose this latest upholding of the law (and the lawsuit against her that followed) is all part of her appeal to the Republican base in Arizona. After all, she's been making noises about an illegal run of her own, for a third term.
And so, since she has resorted to questioning the competence of the undocumented in this way, I am left hoping that Jan has a licensed driver to help her get around.