Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has put the kibosh on all future debates with her Arizona gubernatorial opponent Terry Goddard (D), after her rather embarrassing display at Wednesday's debate. "I don't believe that things come out in proper context in an adversarial atmosphere," she defended herself.
According to the Arizona Daily Star, Brewer says she only partook in the debate to try qualify for the $1.7 million-plus public funds for her campaign.
So after her poor showing, which involved a flubbed opening statement that made the internet rounds yesterday, Brewer has had enough: "I think it's pretty defined what [Goddard] stands for and what I stand for."I'm now absolutely sure that Steve M.'s theory on Brewer's debate flub is even more likely to become the new wingnut "truth".
All this will be woven into larger indictments of left-wing perfidy -- oh, how the liberals mock Sarah Palin when she looks at her hand! They don't like imperfection -- that's why they want Down syndrome babies aborted!Given Brewer's petulant, child-like tantrum, this is the only possible response. The right has too much invested in Jan Brewer to see her lose now. Brewer is playing the victim card with Palinesque fervor and you will see Steve's scenario come to unfold:
They're going to flood the zone. They're going to smother this. So don't get your hopes up that it will even put a small dent in Brewer's armor.
Even as we speak, teams of video librarians, at Fox News and at wingnut-welfare outposts across America, are scouring every on-camera appearance by a Democratic politician since the invention of the cathode-ray tube, if not since the Lumiere brothers, in order to find pauses, stumbles, and verbal gaffes that will dwarf this one. They'll find some, and they'll show up all over the right-o-sphere in the next few days.You can absolutely count on this. Sarah Palin has a Facebook post defending Brewer from the evil liberal media before Labor Day is out. And yet, in a real world, and if Jan Brewer were a Democrat, the same folks defending her would be piling on her like she had just committed the worst possible offense to God and America, in that order.
Simultaneously, right-wing pundits, bloggers, and pols will get to work memorizing and regurgitating their assigned talking points, which will probably be some variation on "Yeah, Barack Obama talks real slick, and look what a mess he's made. Jan Brewer isn't an East Coast Ivy League
rootless cosmopolitanelitist -- she's a real person, and a real American, not like Slick Barry."
Or maybe just: "Well, but you have to remember one thing -- she wasn't allowed to use ... A TELEPROMPTER! HAR HAR HAR HAR!!!!"
Count on it.