Why does the president have such a problem with women with authority?
“President Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) had what appears to have been an angry exchange of words on the tarmac in Phoenix over her portrayal of him in a book she published late last year.
This is from press pool reports describing Obama’s arrival this afternoon in the city:
He stepped off Air Force One at 3:28 pm and was greeted by Gov. Jan Brewer. She handed him a handwritten letter in an envelope and they spoke intensely for a few minutes. At one point, she pointed her finger at him.
Afterwards, your pooler spoke with the governor.
“He was a little disturbed about my book, Scorpions for Breakfast. I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the president. The book is what the book is. I asked him if he read the book. He said he read the excerpt. So.”
Asked what aspect of the book disturbed him, Brewer said: “That he didn’t feel that I had treated him cordially. I said I was sorry he felt that way but I didn’t get my sentence finished. Anyway, we’re glad he’s here. I’ll regroup.”
In her book, titled ”Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America’s Border,” Brewer writes that Obama was “condescending” to her during an June 2010 Oval Office meeting they had to discuss border security.
The meeting occurred after she had signed SB 1070, a state law that toughened enforcement of immigration laws and required law enforcement officers to attempt to determine an individual’s status when there is “reasonable suspicion” they may be an illegal alien.
Brewer wrote that during the White House meeting she sought to explain the situation in Arizona to Obama, but got a lecture instead.
“It wasn’t long before I realized I was hearing the president’s stump speech,” she wrote. “Only I was supposed to listen without talking.”
(Looks like miq2xu and I went to different schools together.)