Brewer struggles during Arizona gubernatorial debate

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by Political Staff

azfamily.com

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 2 at 1:25 PM

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PHOENIX -- While four candidates appeared in Arizona gubernatorial debate on Wednesday, it was Governor Jan Brewer who attracted much of the attention -- sometimes to her benefit and sometimes to her detriment.  

It's unclear whether Brewer simply forgot her opening statement, or if she was unable to read her notes, but the incumbent candidate clearly got off to a rocky start.  After a painfully long pause shortly after she began her opening statement, the Governor looked into the camera, smiled and said "We have did what was right for Arizona."  

The governor’s grammatical struggles continued throughout the evening as she responded to the moderator’s questions with comments like, “...and Terry has did noting” and “I will tell you that I have really did the very best anyone can do.” 

During the debate, democratic candidate and Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard challenged Brewer to clear up earlier statements she made regarding beheadings in Arizona.  Goddard said, “Jan I call upon you today to say there are no beheadings, that is a false statement, and it needs to be cleared up right now." Brewer deflected Goddard’s challenge during the debate and refused to respond when reporters asked her to clarify her statements in a post-debate press conference.  


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