Arizona Governor Lies About Her Father’s Death – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer made the following comment to The Arizona Republic newspaper while talking about the criticism she has taken since signing the new immigration law that makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally:
“Knowing that my father died fighting the Nazi regime in Germany, that I lost him when I was 11 because of that… and then to have them call me Hitler’s daughter. It hurts. It’s ugliness beyond anything I’ve ever experienced.”
However, the death of her father came 10 years after World War II had ended. During the war, he worked as a civilian supervisor for a naval munitions depot in Hawthorne, Nev. He died of lung disease in 1955 in California.
Michele Bachmann: Hypocrisy Queen – Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), a darling of the tea party movement and a loyal ally to House Republican leadership, is known for decrying almost every form of government action as socialism. But despite her opposition to government, Bachmann took to the floor of the House of Representatives on Friday afternoon to slam President Obama for lacking “competence” because he did not use the government to seize ships to deal with BP’s oil spill. “Where were the boats that could have been commandeered to be sent into this region to deal with the oil plume,” Bachmann thundered with characteristic disgust.
A Random Thought: If Bush were still president, the BP CEO would have a Medal of Freedom by now.
It’s Not a Crime if You’re a Republican. – So Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduces an amendment making it a crime to lie about your military service, and just days later, a Republican senate candidate is caught misrepresenting his military service.
The question is: Does the bill apply to Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) in the same way it applied to the original target — Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)? Would Kirk have committed a crime?
The answer, according to Hatch’s office, is no.
Ex-Florida Republican Chairman Charged with Grand Theft – The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida was arrested Wednesday for allegedly running a scam bilking money from the party.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement took Jim Greer, 47, into custody at his Orlando-area home. He is charged with one count of organized scheme to defraud, four counts of felony grand theft and one count of money laundering, said William Shepherd, Florida’s statewide prosecutor.
Greer funneled party money to a company called Victory Strategies that he controlled and concealed his relationship with, investigators said. On Greer’s orders, the Republican Party of Florida paid Victory for campaign work, most of which was never performed, and gave the company a 10 percent cut of major donations. Greer got about $125,000 from the scam, Florida statewide prosecutor William Shepherd said.