Republican Governor Jan Brewer vetoed House Bill 2177, the birther bill, yesterday and sent her veto back to the legislature. Will they overturn?
We will know soon. Senate President Russell Pearce said yesterday that the Arizona Legislature could end its 2011 regular session as soon as Tuesday (today). A spokesman for House Speaker Kirk Adams said House leaders also believe a Tuesday adjournment is possible.
The countdown to adjournment begins.
Hasn’t the head of the legislature already indicated that they will not seek an override (which hasn’t been done in Arizona in 50 years…)? I know that the birthers will be holding their breath until the session adjourns, but, as usual, we already know the outcome…
Let me know if you have a source, and I’ll add it to the article.
Joey linked an article on another thread here…
Here’s the article
As Brewer vetoes Eligibility Bill another arises
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer today undid the work of Republican majorities in both houses of her state legislature by issuing a veto of House Bill 2177, the plan to exercise the state’s right to run elections and require presidential candidates to prove their constitutional eligibility. But there’s a new proposal already in the works in Louisiana, House Bill 561 by Rep. Alan Seabaugh and Sen. A.G. Crowe, and there would be no veto there.
AZ Legislature adjourned at around 5:30 am this morning.
Were they up late telling spooky stories about scary dark skinned people, making s’mores and braiding each others hair or were there just way too many burning crosses to put out?
The bill that Brewer vetoed — which would never have been considered if the president were a white male — sprang from the four pillars for which Arizona has become known: intolerance, racism, prejudice and chauvinism.
Because once again, this was an example of Republicans in the Arizona Legislature standing on a soapbox and declaring themselves to be the only true Americans in this country, proving once again they don’t know the first thing about the country of which they’re so proud to be part.
Arizona is a beautiful state, but one with an ugly history.
In the 1980s, Gov. Evan Mecham — who was ultimately impeached — canceled the state holiday for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. because, he said, “King doesn’t deserve a holiday.”
Last year, besides the arrival of the immigration bill, there were other ugly racial and ethnic controversies in Arizona. Education officials barred from teaching English courses instructors who had “heavy accents.” And the state banned ethnic studies in elementary and secondary schools because of fears that such classes promote “resentment toward a race or class of people.”
Meanwhile, in the town of Prescott, artists hired to paint a mural at a school chose to feature portraits of four children with a Hispanic boy as the main figure. That angered City Councilman Steve Blair, who mistakenly assumed that the boy was African-American. Blair wanted to know why and suggested that it had to do with “the guy that’s in the White House.”
R.E. Wall, the lead artist on the project, said that motorists would drive by the mural and yell racial epithets such as “Take that (N-word) off that wall.” At first, school administrators caved into pressure and asked Wall to lighten the skin color of the person in the mural. Eventually, they left the mural alone after coming to their senses and deciding to take a stand against prejudice.
I’m so embarrassed to live in AZ.
Don’t be embarrassed for the state, just be angry at the morons who have co-opted the name. Angry enough to do something about it.
> Don’t be embarrassed for the state, just be angry at the morons who have co-opted the name.
Exactly. I think the example of Russia showed us we shouldn’t hate an entire country for what its ruling class does (did).