I’ll admit it openly and freely: I have a conservative crush on Governor Jan Brewer.
In my mind, she’s right up there with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio from Florida, and Congressman Alan West, also of Florida and a retired U.S. Lt. Colonel.
These people have the spunk and principles the Republican Party so desperately needs. Take Jan Brewer’s continuing fight against illegal immigration, for instance…
Because it neighbors Mexico, Arizona struggles under the costly weight of illegal immigration. Not that you would know that from listening to President Obama, who repeatedly maligned her for trying to enforce federal laws last year. Yet Brewer remains undeterred and is now taking that battle all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
While that legal process drags out, she and her state are taking further steps to protect themselves from the threat Obama should be – but isn’t – handling.
Even the Associated Press admits: “The nearly 2000-mile U.S.-Mexico border already has about 650 miles of fence of one type or another, nearly half of it in Arizona. The state’s 376-mile border is the busiest gateway for both illegal immigrants and marijuana smuggling.”
In other words, what exists now isn’t working.
So Brewer set things in motion to set up a better wall, authorizing the creation of a website to take in public for donations for the effort. Considering the support she got last time she tangled with the Obama administration, I expect her to do just as well in this effort.
One giant indication that Brewer not only means business but gets things done is this: Liberals in Pima County, a southern section of the state, want to secede and start their own, 51st state.