If at first you awkwardly stumble through your opening statement, why bother trying again?
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.”
“All you guys were doing and talking were beheadings, beheadings, beheadings,” Brewer told the Daily Star. “That is something that has stuck with you all for so long, and I just felt we needed to move on.”
She also contended that when discussing the headless bodies, she “never said ‘Arizona,’ and it’s unfortunate that it was construed as ‘Arizona.’”
As TPM reported, Brewer said on Fox News in July: “We cannot afford all this illegal immigration and everything that comes with it, everything from the crime and to the drugs and the kidnappings and the extortion and the beheadings.”
The anchor later asked: “Which beheadings in Arizona were you were referring to?” Brewer responded: “Our law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert, either buried or just lying out there, that have been beheaded.”
Watch the infamous appearance: