Arizona

Jan Brewer Refuses Any More Debates After Her Disastrous Performance

A page from the Palin playbook: Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is refusing to debate her Democratic opponent again after her disastrous performance on Wednesday night in which she stopped speaking, looked downward at the table for several seconds, and even began to giggle. “I certainly will take my message in a different venue out to the people of Arizona,” Brewer said, adding that the only reason she agreed to the first debate with her opponent Terry Goddard was so that she could quality for $1.7 million in public-campaign funds. She said that she and Goddard have both served in elective office long enough that the public already knows what they stand for. “Why would I want to give Terry a chance to redefine himself?”