I've got to say I agree with Ed Schultz here. Whether you agree with his policies or not, I don't think we've ever seen a President of the United States put up with as much disrespect as we have since President Obama took office, with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer sticking her finger in his face here just one of the latest examples and not the worst by any means.
As E.J. Dionne noted in the interview, I'm sure it will score her a few points with the rabid Republican base, which hates the President and has just about lost their minds from the day he got elected.
From The Huffington Post -- Jan Brewer, Obama Face Off Over Book, Immigration Issues:
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer traded words with President Obama after she greeted him at a Phoenix airport Wednesday.
Brewer and Obama "spoke intensely for a few minutes" after he landed at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, according to a White House pool report. At one point, the GOP governor shook her finger at the president.
"He was a little disturbed about my book," Brewer told a reporter after the incident, referring to her political memoir, "Scorpions for Breakfast." In the book, Brewer depicted Obama as "patronizing" during an earlier meeting.
"I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the president," Brewer said. "The book is what the book is. I asked him if he read the book. He said he read the excerpt. So."
Brewer said Obama told her "that he didn't feel I had treated him cordially."
"I said I was sorry he felt that way but I didn't get my sentence finished," Brewer said. "Anyway, we're glad he's here. I'll regroup." Read on...
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I think this was a stunt to pimp the book I didn't even know she wrote until I listened to her shameful spin on Greta's show tonight. To listen to Jan Brewer, she didn't do one single little thing to invite a confrontation. All she did, little ones, was to hand him a handwritten invitation to visit the Arizona border with him. That was just all. And he just attacked l'il ole her over her description of her White House meeting in her book I didn't even know she wrote. Nor do I care that she wrote it.
The funniest moment in her spinny-top impression with Greta is when Greta asks her why her finger is in his chest (or face, or something), and she simply brushes it away with the comment that everyone knows she talks with her hands.
Hey, Brewer wanted a photo op and chance to pimp her book and she got it. Just makes me anxious to see it on the remainder shelves that much sooner. Did I mention that I didn't know she wrote it and don't care that she did? Or that the Wasilla woman wrote a foreword? Is she Angling for the Veep spot with Newtie?