Just one day after his third State of the Union address, President Barack Obama fought with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer at an airport. The heated exchange was somewhat shocking.
Air Force One landed in Phoenix, and the Governor and the President had some tense moments on the tarmac. Jan Brewer came to personally deliver a letter to Obama, and the tension was high. She even shook her finger at him (oh no!).
It appears that the pair argued over the Governor's book Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media and Cynical Politicos to Secure America's Border. The reason for the tension is because the book describes a June 2010 White House meeting between the two as much different than it was originally portrayed by both camps. It seems the POTUS did not appreciate her portrayal of their "cordial meeting."
It seems Barack Obama took the Governor to task over her treatment of the meeting in her book, and the two had some words. Afterward, Jan Brewer said of the argument, "He was a little disturbed about my book. 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."
What a strange meeting between the two. Imagine shaking your finger in the face of the POTUS. That seems like something best left to Michelle Obama. At least, though, this is the U.S. and people are allowed to express their opinions freely, so in some ways, it is good to see this difference of opinions play out like this especially since nobody was in danger or at risk of injury.
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