All eyes were on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer this week as the country waited to see if she would veto the controversial “religious freedom” bill that would have enshrined antigay discrimination as law in the Copper State.
Earlier today, Hillary Clinton lauded Brewer for “recognizing that inclusive leadership is really what the 21st century is all about.”
We can’t help but wonder: Does Jan Brewer really deserve to be praised simply for acting like a decent human being? Especially after she milked the publicity for all it was worth? In addition to keeping everyone in suspense for days, she tweeted a picture of herself vetoing the bill, then held a press conference mere moments afterwards.
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Had Ms. Brewer made and announced her decision within minutes of the passing of this ludicrous legislation, or even had she made her decision before returning to Arizona, she might be deserving of some sort of acknowledgement, though definitely not praise. As it was, she smugly kept her opinion to herself until she got back home and conferred with people on “both sides of the issue” before coming to the decision to veto the bill. This probably indicates that she still wanted very much to sign it into law, but logic was just in no way on her side. She is a mean, ignorant, arrogant Grinch of a person who should never have been elected dog catcher, much less governor.
And I tell you this as a long time resident of Arizona.
Gov. Jan is no friend to the gays!
LubbockGayMale nailed it on the head.
Had she wanted to do the right thing, she would have on day 1 at the US Governors Conference, not day 5 or 6 – but not only this, just minutes before she vetoed it, she actually held discussions with her “team” on the best way to “time” the veto to milk the press – in the end, she thought sooner rather than later was better…so I supposed you could give her a shout out for that – but that’s where it ends.