Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Comes to Irvine; Will Protesters Show Up?

Jan Brewer is shown. | AP Photo

Hat tip to the Register’s TotalBuzz blog for news that controversial Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will be in Irvine tonight for a book signing at the Barnes & Noble in the Irvine Marketplace off Jamboree.  The line starts forming at 6PM and the book is all red meat for the right wing conserverati and her fight to build a wall between Arizona and Mexico.

With downtown Santa Ana a short 15 minute drive away, we have to wonder if Mexican-Americans and Dream Act supporters will make the drive to Irvine to tell the Governor where she can stick SB1070, the state’s controversial law that targets undocumented immigrants. 

From the Total Buzz piece:

“The book is called, “Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America’s Border.”

Brewer may be best known for signing into law SB 1070, a controversial measure that makes it a misdemeanor for an illegal immigrant to be in Arizona without carrying registration documents required by federal law, authorizes state and local law enforcement of federal immigration laws, and cracks down on those sheltering, hiring and transporting illegal immigrants.”

There hasn’t been a lot of advance word of the Governor’s appearance, but still, we’d hope that such an easily accessible public forum might give way to some sort of organized protest.  No word on any such event.


  5 comments for “Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Comes to Irvine; Will Protesters Show Up?

  1. sia A
    November 8, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I was here when the signing happened. But no protest happened nor was it necessary, there were more security guards than people lined to get a book prized. The reason there was no hubbub is that most of the Irvine occupiers were busy with their city council review, an event prescheduled and more important.
    The governer was scheduled to he here 1 45 minutes Longer than her hohum affair, but all but packed up seeing how no one apart from 5 or so people were buying her lies and drivel. There could have been an issue, but doubt it. I was in the bathroom for a brief moment and she had gone when I returned.

  2. Tom Waller
    November 8, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I thought about it, however I didn’t want to draw any more attention to her insane policies and attitude

  3. November 9, 2011 at 12:17 am

    She just lost her biggest ally, Senate leader and SB 1070 author Russell Pearce, in a dramatic recall tonight. Only ONE of many great amazing things that happened in the country this past 16 hours or so…

    • Rampant Corruption
      November 9, 2011 at 8:39 am

      Vern – you got it right. A lot of amazing stuff happened on the political front in the past 24 hours. Ohio rejected a Wisconsin type prohibition on public worker unions, Mississippi rejected an extremely restrictive abortion law, Chris Christie’s GOP machine lost some steam in New Jersey, and Virginia moderated its right wing majority. It would be nice if Liberal OC got us some real meat on these stories since I know I will not read anything about them in the Register or on Voice of OC.

      • November 9, 2011 at 9:29 am

        RC — you seem to forget, we’re volunteers here. Chris and I and a handful of other bloggers write about what we can when we can.

        I think if you talk with other members of the OC meda, they’d tell you we do a nice job of covering the stories we cover in the time we have. Our posts are regularly picked up in the Register, KOCE and Voice of OC as well as several noted California political blogs based up north.

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