Jan Brewer is a 69 year-old, white conservative. While she may claim to be pro-business, there is no denying she is your stereotypical aging Republican. And she is being forced into taking a moderate position. This must almost be ripping out her heart. The pressure to veto is coming from the business community (they don't like to see dollars and cents fly out their doors). They've already lost a Superbowl because the state voted against Martin Luther King Day, and the prospect of losing another because of bigotry is burning their butts. I suspect there is also a lot of pressure coming down from the GOP hierarchy. Every time some branch of the far right manages to pull a stunt like this the entire party looks bad, and the party wants to win a presidential election. "Yo, Jan, do you want to be one of reasons the 2016 presidency goes to the Democrats... again?"
|What a wreck|
It is a sad statement about her governorship when she allows such a piece of legislation to make it to her desk. She was not oblivious to what her fellow Republicans were doing in the Arizona state House and Senate. This was not done in secret, or behind her back. The backers were putting this together in broad daylight. They didn't tack it on to some overblown piece of legislation and try to sneak it through, Nope, they new they were going to make headlines and she evidently approved, or she would have stopped them. What a piece of wreckage she is, either that or she's a stupid, peroxide blonde.