Tense Show Down in Arizona Between AZ Gov Jan Brewer and President Obama

Makes one proud. Arizona Governor talking to Obama

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Arriving in Arizona on the second stop of his post-State of the Union tour, Obama descended the stairs of Air Force One and was greeted by Gov. Jan Brewer, who was among the local politicians waiting for him in a customary receiving line. Such moments are photo ops designed to burnish the image of the president and the politicians. This time, it quickly turned into a dust-up in the desert. Brewer attempted to hand Obama a letter, which she later told reporters was an invitation to sit down with her to discuss “Arizona’s comeback” and to tour the U.S.-Mexican border with her. “I thought we probably would’ve talked about the things that were important to him and important to me, helping one another,” Brewer said later. “Our country is upside down. Arizona was upside down. But we have turned it around. I know again that he loves this country and I love this country.” That’s when things went sour. Obama and Brewer engaged in what reporters described as an “intense exchange,” with the Republican governor pointing her finger at the president and the two appearing to talk over each other. The exchange ended when Obama abruptly walked away as Brewer appeared to still be speaking, according to a summary provided by reporters in the press pool that shadows the president on his trips.

Asked about the conversation, Brewer told the reporters that Obama was “a little disturbed” about her book, “Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America’s Border.’’ The book, which was published two months ago, details her conservative approach to dealing with the state’s illegal immigration challenges. (Washington Post)

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This Is the Handwritten Letter AZ Governor Jan Brewer Presented to Obama

The Letter That Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Gave to President Obama on Tarmac

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It reads:

Dear Mr. President,

Welcome to Arizona!

You‘ve arrived in a state at the forefront of America’s recovery — and her future. We were at the brink. We were at the bottom of the list in job creation. Today, we have a balanced budget and we’re in the top 10 for job creation.

I’m proud of that hard-won recovery — the result of many tough decisions, courage and perseverance.

My hope is while you are here you will have a chance to see our tremendous results first hand.

We both love the great country, but we fundamentally disagree on how to best make America grow and prosper once again. I‘d love an opportunity to share with you how we’ve been able to turn Arizona around with hard choices that turned out to be the right ones.

And, of course, my offer to visit the border — and buy lunch — still stands!

With respect,

A scanned image of the letter was provided to The Blaze by Mike Broomhead’s team at 550KFYI. Broomhead interviewed Brewer on the tense exchange she shared with Obama after he landed in Arizona and she presented him with this letter.

The Blaze and h/t to MJ

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