Pour Yourself a Little Something, Jan Brewer

Brewer Has Another Lengthy Pause During Speech: MyFoxPHOENIX.com

As I’ve often said, I can’t help but be in favor of having more Cocktailhags like myself in positions of authority, but honestly, this Jan Brewer person gives us all a bad name.  (Well, she and Andrea Mitchell, Jane Harman, Peggy Noonan, Maureen Dowd, and on and on, but nevertheless…)

Watch, If you dare.


  1. retzilian says:

    She is so hideously vile.

  2. Well, at least she’s good for comic relief here in AZ.

  3. Henry says:

    Old hag, needs to be spoon fed the words to the dribble she is feeding us…

  4. dirigo says:

    It’s opportune to lay down some stretch marks, connecting Jan to Sarah Palin (a small yawning stretch, to be sure).

    Seems Sarah is prepared to grin and bear it if Julianne Moore goes ahead with an HBO portrait of her in a bit of TV fiction, announced this week.

    But Sarah, straining to make an ideological point to Fox News’ factotum Sean Hannity, suggested her inspiring saga would provide Moore with some fleeting “job security,” and added: “I would ask, though that – if they’re of a mind of spreading the wealth around – that perhaps they want to spring for one of my kid’s braces or something as they capitalize on pretending to be me.”

    Now that’s chutzpah.

  5. dirigo says:

    Michele Bachmann said this today at a political event in New Hampshire: “What I love about New Hampshire and what we have in common is our extreme love for liberty. You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord.”

    Thanks to TPM for that heads-up.

    I propose a brief contest. Those who agree with Bachmann’s statement, please stand to the right of the head table. Those who disagree, please stand to the left. It will be a a simple majority vote, with the winners each receiving a fine porcelain replica of the Minuteman, to display, proudly, on the mantle at home.

    • cocktailhag says:

      She’s a real genius, isn’t she? Then again, the truth doesn’t matter to her “base.”

      • dirigo says:

        As a Boston boy, I can tell the nation that the shot heard ’round the world occurred in Massachusetts, but not in Lexington or Concord. It happened on a grassy knoll next to a Dairy Queen, somewhere between Chicopee and Acushnet, well out of range of the gentry’s tender ears on Beacon Hill.

        The Red Sox were playing a doubleheader that day against the Cleveland Indians. I was there, in the bleachers, and was saddened by the news of the battle as it flashed on the scoreboard during the seventh inning stretch of game two. The Indians lost both ends of the DH that fateful day, as they should have.

  6. dirigo says:

    U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) released a statement late today in Concord, N.H., indicating she knew exactly what was required to prevent further degradation at various Japanese nuclear reactors, currently under threat by tsunamis associated with the largest offshore earthquake in Japan’s history.

    Bachmann would not discuss details related to her proposed technical solutions to the meltdown crisis, as aides tried to determine if there was a town called Lexington in the state of New Hampshire.

    Bachmann, as reports on Saturday seemed to indicate, called on the pride of New Hampshire Republicans during a political event, citing the famous “shot heard ’round the world” at Lexington and Concord, generally regarded as the start of the American Revolution in April, 1775.

    Except, even allowing for the fact there is a Concord in New Hampshire, the towns in question are in Massachusetts. Late Saturday, Bachmann, while attempting to present her bona fides related to nuclear technology – based on what she called “free market, faith-based solutions” – downplayed her muddled reference to the battles of Lexington and Concord, saying: “It was my mistake. Massachusetts is where they happened. New Hampshire is where they’re still proud of it.”

    Bachmann aides meanwhile were still trying to find Lexington on a map of New Hampshire, while Googling Bachmann’s CV, to determine the extent of her expertise in nuclear technology.

    A spokesperson for Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, said late Saturday that Ms. Palin was still struggling over how to pronounce the term nuclear and would have no comment on Rep. Bachmann’s claims related to a possible solution to the Japanese nuclear power plant crisis.

    A spokesperson for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said the governor was quite willing to tell the Japanese what to do on most issues, while conceding that she too could not pronounce the word nuclear, and would defer to the congresswoman from Minnesota on the matter of salvaging the Japanese nuclear power industry,

    • dirigo says:

      U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) refused comment Saturday on Michele Bachmann’s exhortation to New Hampshire Republicans that they should be proud of their heritage, which she said was related to the battles of Lexington and Concord in April, 1775. Markey would only say if the location of the famed “shot heard ’round the world” – which, like the Salem witch trials, all Massachusetts students study as a requirement – had been moved, it was news to him.

      At the same time, Markey, in a short speech before a congressional committee last week, appeared, in extremely vague terms, to address claims by Bachmann to have unspecified scientific expertise sufficient to address the national emergency in Japan due to a catastrophic earthquake, which has killed thousands while threatening several nuclear power plants along the country’s northeast coast.