In a country packed from sea to shining sea with crappy governors doing nutty local things like betting bales of meat that their local team will beat another governor's team in a sporting event that will lead to mild rioting on both sides, a few idiot statesmen really stand out. Among them is Arizona's Jan Brewer, the scowling force behind SB1070, or the "show me your papers, Mexicans" law. Bored with working to be a dick to immigrants (or people whose darker than white skin makes them appear to be in this country illegally), Brewer has set her sights on a new disenfranchised group to bully: same-sex domestic partners.
Jan Brewer actually ascended to the position of Arizona governor because of President Obama; when he appointed former Arizona governor Janet Napolitano Secretary of Homeland Security, the state's laws of succession dictated that the next highest elected official in the state would become governor. There was no lieutenant governor at the time, and thus then-Secretary of State Brewer began her reign of terror and Tea Party babbling. Thanks to her support to SB1070, she won reelection with 55% of the vote, buoyed by the support cranky snowbirds.
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