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Letter: Giffords a national hero, Brewer a national embarrassment

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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 8:47 am | Updated: 9:35 am, Mon Jan 30, 2012.

As a sixth generation Texan, I would like to both thank you and empathize with you for the state of your political leadership in the great State of Arizona.

Thank you for the gift of Gabrielle Giffords. Her amazing courage, determination, and leadership are very inspiring. She exemplifies what we all wish public servants would aspire to become. She is that rarity in politics that uplifts the nation when we discover she exists in the political realm.

Now for Governor Brewer. Seeing the attached picture from the Huffington Post should have embarrassed you royally. Being from Texas, I know what it is to feel the shame and embarrassment of having an unqualified, self righteous, ethically-challenged governor that cares more about ideology than the citizens that sent him/her to the state capitol.

Gov. Jan Brewer is a national embarrassment. Her little tarmac stunt was already pulled by Rick Perry to promote his book and to arrange a photo op. For her to disrespect the President of the United States by putting her finger in his face is absolutely inexcusable!!

Nothing she can say, can ever erase what the world has now seen. Obviously, Gov. Brewer doesn't understand that she represents all of you. Every time she pulls a stunt like that, she shames the great state of Arizona. As citizens, by electing her, you elected to have this behavior be your calling card.

You elected her even though you knew she wasn't qualified. When she showed her inability to formulate cogent thought in her televised debate, y'all should have seen that as a red flag. Now, as she continues to embarrass you nationally, bear that in mind the next time she decides to take money from the prison lobby in your state.

Charles Jackson, M.A.

Arlington, Texas

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