Arizona bunk

 Posted by at 22:18  Politics, Republicans
Jul 092010

Dana Milbank’s column in this weekend’s Washington Post needs to be on your must-read list…

Headless bodies and other immigration tall tales in Arizona

Jan Brewer
Jan Brewer

Jan Brewer has lost her head.

The Arizona governor, seemingly determined to repel every last tourist dollar from her pariah state, has sounded a new alarm about border violence. “Our law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert either buried or just lying out there that have been beheaded,” she announced on local television.

Ay, caramba! Those dark-skinned foreigners are now severing the heads of fair-haired Americans? Maybe they’re also scalping them or shrinking them or putting them on a spike.

But those in fear of losing parts north of the neckline can relax. There’s not a follicle of evidence to support Brewer’s claim.

The Arizona Guardian Web site checked with medical examiners in Arizona’s border counties, and the coroners said they had never seen an immigration-related beheading. I called and e-mailed Brewer’s press office requesting documentation of decapitation; no reply.

Brewer’s mindlessness about headlessness is just one of the immigration falsehoods being spread by Arizona politicians. Border violence on the rise? Phoenix becoming the world’s No. 2 kidnapping capital? Illegal immigrants responsible for most police killings? The majority of those crossing the border are drug mules? All wrong.

Click on the headline to continue reading. As you read, keep in mind that Jan Brewer and John McCain completely represent the party that wants you to put them back in power this November. There truly are no words to describe these people other than ‘incompetent liars.’

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