Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who botched up her debate with her Democratic opponent, state Attorney General Terry Goddard, now admits she was wrong about beheadings in the desert, something she would not say during or after the debate.
“That was an error, if I said that,” the Republican told The Associated Press on Friday. “I misspoke, but you know, let me be clear, I am concerned about the border region because it continues to be reported in Mexico that there’s a lot of violence going on and we don’t want that going into Arizona.”
She said she was referring to beheadings and other cartel-related violence in Mexico in comments she made earlier this summer about decapitated bodies found in the state’s southern region.
Nice spin, but it would have meant more had she used it in the debate. The only reason she agreed to a debate in the first place was because it was required for her to get public campaign money, and now she says she won’t debate again. In fact, Brewer was never elected. She inherited the job when her predecessor, Janet Napolitano, was named by President Obama to head Homeland Security. She’s never had to run a campaign where she was directly answerable to voters. And, sadly, she has a g0od chance of keeping her job.