#rsrh Obama meets, and is a schmuck towards, Jan Brewer.

Come, I will conceal nothing from you.  Jan Brewer of Arizona is not… my favorite Republican governor, on paper.  I won’t get into why; if you must have a reason, call it ‘stylistic differences’ and be done with it.

But dang if she’s not able to get under President Barack Obama’s skin like nobody’s business:

[Gov. Jan Brewer] said the president brought up [her new book Scorpions for Breakfast*].

“I thought we probably would’ve talked about the things that were important to him and important to me, helping one another. 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.”

It was clear from the moment they greeted one another that this would not be a run-of-the-mill encounter between the president and a local official. At one point, she was pointing her finger at him and at another, they were talking at the same time, seemingly over each other.

He appeared to walk away from her while they were still talking, and she confirmed that by saying she didn’t finish her sentence.

More here and here. I have to say, it’s amazing just how awful the President is at being pleasant in somewhat awkward situations. It’s like nobody’s ever taught him how to exhibit basic social graces under adverse conditions… oh, right, that’s because nobody ever did.

Moe Lane

*The full title is Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America’s Border; I give you the title in full in the hopes that it will act as what we in this business call a ‘tell.’


  • Catseye says:

    It is a sign of how mature a person is by how well he can deal with difficult situations. That said maybe the next Republican Candidate for President should choose Jan Brewer as his running mate. I am very Baaad boooy. (I also have a lot of mean in me.)

  • Murgatroyd says:

    Obama is a schmuck to everybody who doesn’t worship him.

    As an astronomer friend said of someone with a very similar personality, “He’s not just an a******, he’s an isotropic a******.”

  • Josh Reiter says:

    So, I guess he won’t be bowing to her anytime soon.

  • PubliusNV says:

    Her book has jumped up over 276,600 places on Amazon’s list since yesterday. See what a bad review from Obama can do for your sales?

  • Jack Savage says:

    Moe –
    I was just watching CBS, for reasons I don’t quite understand, and Bob Shieffer was set up for about a thirty second segment about “incivility” (featuring Mitt Romney saying he was going to ram something or other down Obama’s throat during a debate). Shieffer responded to the Brewer / Obama tiff by blustering that he had “covered a lot of Presidents, and had never seen one treated so rudely.”

    So now Obama’s the victim. Just wanted to let you know the new narrative.

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