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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Obama, Jan Brewer Bruhaha- 'Thin-Skinned' Obama Didn't Like What Brewer Wrote About Him

By Susan Duclos

"He was a little disturbed about my book."--- Jan Brewer

Barack Obama came to Arizona, but of course not to see our border problem, as Brewer continues to offer invitations to him to do.. no, he is in campaign mode, but Brewer never one to miss an opportunity to show the country that Obama doesn't care about the border problem, went to offer him an invitation to join her by handing Obama an envelope with a handwritten invite to return to Arizona to meet her for lunch and to join her for a visit to the border.

Evidently the thin skinned Obama was perturbed about her characterization of Obama in previous meetings about border control along the Arizona border with Mexico.

CBS News reports:

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer came to greet President Obama upon his arrival outside Phoenix Wednesday. What she got was a critique. Of her book.

The two leaders could be seen engaged in an intense conversation at the base of Air Force One's steps. Both could be seen smiling, but speaking at the same time.

Asked moments later what the conversation was about, Brewer, a Republican, said, "He was a little disturbed about my book."

"We could have been talking about a million different things," Brewer told reporters. "Bottom line is that he generally wants to talk about amnesty and I want to talk about securing our border."

Brewer recently published a book, "Scorpions for Breakfast," something of a memoir of her years growing up, and defends her signing of Arizona's controversial law cracking down on illegal immigrants, which Obama opposes.

The photo (top left) was the rage on local news and national news last night and the talk of the internet today, and Brewer describes the moment:

"I will say that a picture is what it is," Brewer added. "I must say, I was not hostile. I was trying to be very, very gracious. I respect the office of the president, and I would never be disrespectful in that manner."

However, O'Donnell says Brewer took a different tack during an appearance on Fox News' "On the Record" with Greta van Susteren, saying she couldn't understand why Obama was surprised by her book, and calling him "very thin-skinned."

Obama was objecting to Brewer's description of a meeting he and Brewer had at the White House, where she described Obama as lecturing her. In an interview in November Brewer described two tense meetings. The first took place before his commencement address at Arizona State University. "He did blow me off at ASU," she said in the television interview in November.

She also described meeting the president at the White House in 2010 to talk about immigration. "I felt a little bit like I was being lectured to, and I was a little kid in a classroom, if you will, and he was this wise professor and I was this little kid, and this little kid knows what the problem is and I felt minimized to say the least."

Local conservatives are supportive of Brewer, as the audio linked to by Hot Air shows. (Not embedding it here because there is no "play" option it just starts playing with the loading of the page.)

While all this is entertaining, it brings up a very serious question.

If Barack Obama cannot handle a few comments in a book that Brewer wrote, exactly how is he going to handle the scrutiny his record is going to be under when a Republican presidential candidate is chosen and Obama's record to date is constantly under attack during the campaign leading up to the November 2012 election?