Arizona

Brewer: Headless Bodies Claim 'an Error'

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she "misspoke" when she claimed that headless bodies were in her state's desert when defending her signing of a controversial immigration law. Brewer was unable to back up that story in a debate with Terry Goddard, who is challenging her for the governorship. "That was an error, if I said that," Brewer told the Associated Press. (The governor told a local TV station, "Oh, our law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert, either buried or just lying out there, that have been beheaded," in June, and also mentioned "beheadings" on Fox News.) Goddard pressed Brewer on the issue during the debate, saying she had never acknowledged her facts were wrong. Brewer gave a stumbling, giggling performance in the debate, in which she was nearly silent for a full 10 seconds, apparently having lost her train of thought.