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Jun. 2 2010 - 2:43 pm | 354 views | 0 recommendations | 1 comment

AZ Governor Jan Brewer tells conflicting stories about father’s death

Jan Brewer I don’t understand why politicians think they can get away with these kinds of lies. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer recently told the Arizona Republic that she was disgusted with Nazi comparisons to the new Arizona immigration law SB 1070 because her father died fighting the Nazi regime.

“Knowing that my father died fighting the Nazi regime in Germany, that I lost him when I was 11 because of that…and then to have them call me Hitler’s daughter. It hurts. It’s ugliness beyond anything I’ve ever experienced” Brewer said.

It turns out her father died ten years after the end of World War II in California from lung disease. Even during the war her father, Wilford Drinkwine, only served as a civilian supervisor for naval munitions in Nevada.

If memory serves, the Nazi regime did not make it all the way to Nevada, and certainly not in 1955.

This could spell the end of whatever prospects Brewer may have enjoyed for reelection. Signing controversial immigration laws is one thing – lying about military service is quite another.

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    One would hope so. I wonder why Mark Kirk and Jan Brewer are trying this stuff out now…perhaps because Blumenthal seems to have gotten away with it? But Blumenthal could credibly claim that he’s an older guy, that maybe he misspoke three times when he was tired, whatever. That’s not going to fly for some of these other folks like Kirk, whose service is less than a decade old, or Brewer, whose angle doesn’t appear to be clear here. Maybe she’s just stupid.

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