Arizona's Governor Is Historically Challenged (or, She's a Liar)

You should feel awful for badmouthing Governor Jan Brewer, because she faces tough immigration issues that you can't understand. And when people call her Hitler's daughter it hurts, because her dad died fighting the dang Nazis. In California in 1955.

Poor Jan Brewer. She kept pretty quiet when racists like state Senator Russell Pearce were drafting Arizona's anti-Mexican law, and no one was quite sure which way she would go once the bill landed on her desk. Then she signed it into law and the liberal attack dogs piled on, calling her names like "Hitler's daughter," and other nasty things. You should feel awful if you ever said a bad word about her, because she comes from a long line of true Patriots. If anything, you should be thanking her. So she told the Arizona Republic a couple of days ago:

The Nazi comments . . . they are awful," she said, her voice dropping. "Knowing that my father died fighting the Nazi regime in Germany, that I lost him when I was 11 because of that . . . and then to have them call me Hitler's daughter. It hurts. It's ugliness beyond anything I've ever experienced."

Totally understandable. Except her father, according to the Arizona Guardian, served as a civilian supervisor at a Nevada munitions depot during the war and died of lung disease in California in 1955. Brewer's spokesman told the paper, "She wasn't embellishing the story at all [...] You're reading something into this that isn't there."

[via TPM; Image via Getty]