According to Newsone, Yesterday the Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (pictured) was snapped in an Associated Press photo with her finger in the face of President Obama, who had his right hand on her left elbow as she seemed to be yelling at him once he landed in the governor’s state. The RUDE Brewer addressed the perceived argument in a press conference (report courtesy of USA Today) last night.
I must say, I was not hostile, I was trying to be very, very gracious, said Brewer of the moment between she and The President.
Brewer claimed that upon meeting the President on the tarmac, Obama switched the subject to her memoir, “Scorpions for Breakfast,” where she described him as “patronizing” after a 2010 White House meeting. Of the photograph, Brewer again showed slick politician savvy by answering a direct question of whether she was disrespectful to the President in that moment:
I probably have better photographs of me than that, said Brewer. But I hope will take it into context that I was talking and I talk with my hands.
Talking with one’s hands is one thing, pointing your finger in the face and yelling at the President of the United States is another matter all together.
Obama isn’t the first president to endure such a blitz from an opposing party: Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton both suffered under the hot glare of critical analysis.
The particular way President Obama has been handled, though, points to racism as the bottom line.
Even though the President has helmed the assassination of Osama bin Laden, forced insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions, coordinated the rescue of two Navy Seal hostages, reformed student loans, and rehabilitated the American auto industry, I would argue that President Obama is indeed one of the most disrespected — if not the most disrespected– president of this country.
If you have the time please call this governor and tell her she owes this nation an apology!!!
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