Saturday, August 27, 2016

258.6 - Clown Award: Jan Brewer

Clown Award: Jan Brewer

Now for one of our regular features; this is the Clown Award, given as always for meritorious stupidity.

The winner of the Big Red Nose this week is former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer for an attempt at being clever that was so lame that it should be one one of those YouTube "fail" compilations.

On August 16, during an interview with Phoenix radio station KTAR, Brewer said that
"People want a fighter. They're tired of the lying killer, uh Hillary Clinton and Bill Clintons of the world."
When she was called out about this, about the "lying killer," she said "I was trying to say Hillary Clinton. It was a stumble of the tongue. Good grief."

An available audio clip of the quote proves that to be a lie. There is no slur, no eliding, no hesitation, the words are crisp and clear and even the "uh" shows only the slightest hesitation. This was no stumble, this was intentional. This was planned.

Jan Brewer
Now, you know I don't think a whole lot of Hillary Clinton's dedication to total honesty, particularly when it comes to things affecting her political ambitions, and you know that I have noted that her record and her words mark her as more of a militarist who will be quicker to go to war than Obama ever was, and his drone wars in multiple nations and boots on the ground that aren't boots on the ground in Iraq and Syria are bad enough. But she is not the issue here, Jan Brewer is.

And the question is, just how stupid, just how lame, do you have to be to think that saying "lying killer, uh Hillary Clinton" is in any way clever and how much stupider, how much lamer, do you have to be to think that anyone is going to believe it was "a stumble of the tongue?"

Apparently, you have to be as stupid and lame as a typical right-winger, snickering over Brewer's bon mot because you know it was no "stumble" and hopelessly devoid of anything that could be called wit or a sense of humor that isn't based on cruelty and sneering.

That is, you would have to be like Jan Brewer: a clown.

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