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  •  Yes, I read the thread (1+ / 0-)
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    campionrules

    My opinion still stands that this is not worthy of Daily Kos, and resembles a gossip rag more than credible news. That article online was nothing but rumors added to a potential DUI 23 years ago that was never proven by any standard.

    Let me ask this question:
    If this article was about MN Governor Dayton instead of Jan Brewer, wouldn't we be howling in protest based on the thin sourcing? Of course we would be.

    Just because she deserves scorn doesn't mean we should sink to the level of Karl Rove and his ends-justifies-the-means rationalizations.

    SOCIALISM...good enough for the 1%, but made for the 99%

    by legendmn on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 10:55:45 AM PST

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    •  Re Gov. Dayton- If he dissed POTUS like that, no. (0+ / 0-)

      GET SMART! We are ALL Agent 99%. (note: "ALL" = -1%). ;)

      by VT ConQuest on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 11:02:39 AM PST

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      •  Fine... (2+ / 0-)
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        If Gov. Dayton dissed the president as Gov. Brewer did, then we should rake him over the coals. That is acceptable and I have no problem with that.

        What I would find unacceptable (and I suspect many others would as well) is tying that to a nasty rumor about him being a drunk without any evidence. As I said, that is something Karl Rove would do.

        By all means, we should beat up politicians for their ACTIONS, but spreading nasty rumors about them crosses the line, regardless of which party they belong to.

        SOCIALISM...good enough for the 1%, but made for the 99%

        by legendmn on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 11:51:38 AM PST

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        •  Why do you keep negating possible evidence? - (0+ / 0-)

          Not only is the article linked in the body of this diary offering enlightment into this apparently known issue with Brewer, but fellow Kossacks in this comments section are also offering similar insight either personally or from other sources as well.

          The point is to too look into it and make an informed decision after that.

          GET SMART! We are ALL Agent 99%. (note: "ALL" = -1%). ;)

          by VT ConQuest on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 05:41:20 PM PST

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    •  Potential (0+ / 0-)

      "But all in all, it's been a fabulous year for Laura and me." - bush summing up his first year in office, 3 months after 9/11, Washington, D.C., Dec. 20, 2001

      by rmx2630 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 11:26:34 AM PST

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      •  Potential DUI ??? (1+ / 0-)
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        The police report from the incident is actually quite damning.

        Complaint No. 6564393

        In 2010, the Phoenix New Times ran an amusing piece describing the "potential DUI".  It appears that the only reason she was not charged was because the legislature was in session at the time and thus as a state senator, she had immunity.

        Jan Brewer's Wild Ride

        Jan admits having two scotches before the accident but says she wasn't impaired -- despite failing four different field-sobriety tests.

        Not to mention, Brewer changed her story three times when asked how the accident went down.

        . . .

        However, the officer also described the then-state-senator as having bloodshot, watery eyes, and dilated pupils that reacted poorly to light stimulation.

        As for the four field-sobriety tests Brewer failed, they seem to be a more telling sign that Brewer was hammered than was her legendary thick tongue.

        According to the report, when asked to stand on one leg, Brewer was "not able to perform the test as instructed." Instead, Brewer was "swaying back and forth from side to side and front to back heavily."

        . . .

        Brewer was then asked to tilt her head back, close her eyes, and touch her finger to her nose. No luck there, either. Brewer didn't even follow instructions -- initially, she failed to close her eyes or tilt her head back, and when she did, her body swayed front to back and side to side as she tried to touch her finger to her nose. Her eyes would flutter when she tried to touch her nose, the report claims.

        In the third test, Brewer failed the Rhomberg Modified counting test when she was unable to count from 1001 to 1030.


        Seems to me, either the cop was lying or she was drunk.

        Here's a link to the local Phoenix Fox station's reporting on the incident.

        "But all in all, it's been a fabulous year for Laura and me." - bush summing up his first year in office, 3 months after 9/11, Washington, D.C., Dec. 20, 2001

        by rmx2630 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 12:06:30 PM PST

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