Ed Morrissey has a very amusing column suggesting that Mitt Romney name Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona as his vice presidential nominee. With a straight face, apparently. He makes his case:
One name that hasn’t received much attention — yet — is that of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. Brewer replaced Janet Napolitano in January 2009 when Barack Obama appointed then-Gov. Napolitano to run the Department of Homeland Security. Brewer then won her first election in 2010 with a 13-point margin of victory over Democratic Attorney General Terry Goddard.
Brewer has a record of fighting the federal government and the media. After Brewer signed a bill from the state legislature requiring law-enforcement officers to check residency status when arresting or detaining criminal suspects, Obama’s Department of Justice filed suit against the state. To the cheers of conservatives, Brewer fought back, later writing a book to bolster her case, and squared off against open-borders advocates in the media.
And that’s exactly why it would be a very bad move for Romney to pick her. He’s trying desperately to win back the Latino vote; she would make that even more unlikely than it already is. Plus, there’s the fact that she’s a moron.