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What's Jan Brewer's number one issue? Showing the brown man who is boss, of course - although I think she dresses it up as "border security".

So it is somewhat, shall we say embarrassing that she has been forced to cancel the 28th meeting of the Border Governors Conference.

By virtue of rotation, Brewer is the chair and host of this year’s conference, scheduled for September at a resort in Phoenix.

A great opportunity to press home the need for greater coordination and cooperation in the field of border security, no?

Unfortunately not. All six Mexican governors wrote to Brewer, telling her that they were not going to come.

I imagine that, like most Mexicans, and a huge number of Mexican-Americans, they have resolved to never spend a single cent in Arizona ever again.

Enter Bill Richardson - governor of neighboring New Mexico:

"Governor Brewer doesn’t have the authority to cancel the Border Governors Conference," Gilbert Gallegos, a spokesman for Mr. Richardson said. "She may not want to host it for political reasons, but that’s not a reason to sidestep the tough issues that border governors must address, including migration and border violence.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has also said he wants the conference moved, not canceled.

Richardson's people say he "will look for alternative sites to host the conference with or without Arizona’s participation".

You are all welcome to come to Santa Fe! Even you, Jan Brewer.

However, let me point this out: if the meeting is rescheduled for a site outside Arizona, and you choose to attend - after all, border security is the issue that is nearest and dearest to your heart - you will be participating in a boycott of your own state!

Originally posted to SantaFeMarie on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 06:13 PM PDT.

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