*Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is on a press tour giving her side of the testy exchange with President Obama where she was photo’d waving her finger in the Commander in Chief’s face on Wednesday afternoon after he landed in Arizona on a tour stop to support his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.
As reported earlier, the confrontation centered on Brewer’s newly released book – “Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure the Border” – which details her conservative approach to dealing with the state’s illegal immigration challenges.
A review published in the Arizona Republic said that Brewer casts Obama as “condescending” and skewers him repeatedly. The newspaper said, “in the book she calls the president ‘patronizing’ and said ‘he lectured me.’”
“He didn’t feel that I had treated him cordially” in the book, Brewer told reporters Wednesday. “I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the president. The book is what the book is. I asked him if he read the book. He said he read the excerpt.”
“He brought up my book and he was a little tense,” Brewer said in an interview with KFYI radio.
“He said he read the excerpt and didn’t think I was very cordial. I said we’d have to agree to disagree. He was a little thin-skinned and tense, to say the least.”
So what about the finger in the prez’s face? Well, she says she’s always been expressive with her hands and didn’t mean any disrespect.
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