Arizona governor Jan Brewer has been in a lot of hot water over her state's recent racist, anti-immigrant law. The highly intrusive, big government law appears very popular with conservatives, despite the irony. But the good governor is now catching hell for her claim that her father "died fighting the Nazis in Germany." Why? Because it never happened.
When interviewed about the controversy surrounding Arizona's new law (and the banning of ethnic studies courses, and the firing of teachers with an accent), Brewer stated how much it hurt her to be compared to Nazis (which I don't endorse, that is the way the right operates), and said, "Knowing that my father died fighting the Nazi regime in Germany, that I lose 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."
But Governor Brewer's father died of lung disease in California in 1955. Unless I read one of those funny Texas text books when I was growing up, I seem to remember the war ending in 1945 in Germany. How could someone die, 10 years later, in America, fighting the Nazis?
Right wing spinners...spin away.