#9: Jan Brewer
Brewer attained national infamy for signing Arizona SB 1070, a law that required immigrants in Arizona to to have registration documents in their possession at all times, and also required that state law enforcement officers attempt to determine an individual's immigration status during any contact when there is "reasonable suspicion" that the individual is an illegal immigrant.
But it's not for Brewer's controversial politics that she is receiving nomation. As a reminder, this is not about political policies, but rather about how those policies are practiced or expressed.
Though the Bad TV Examiner has previously ridiculed Glenn Beck, Ben Stein, Ingrid Newkirk and Bill O'Reilly for being quick to make Nazi comparisons, it will need to be conceded that few things say "Nazi" quite like allowing police to pull someone over based on their appearance (as the bill's very loose wording was interpreted to allow) and say "show me your papers."
In response to the frequent comparisons, Brewer responded: "Knowing that my father died fighting the Nazi regime in Germany, that I lost 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."
Brewer's father had actually died in 1955, ten years after World War II had ended.
But it's not for Brewer's shameless falsehood about her father that could have been disproved about anyone who knew the governor's birthday and how to do simple math that really landed her on the wanted list.
In early 2012, Jan Brewer met an incoming President Obama and verbally accosted him on the tarmac, completely with pointing her finger right in his face.
Less than twenty-four hours later, Brewer appeared on FOX News to describe how she "felt threatened" by Obama.
Essentially, this was nothing more than an incredibly shallow, calculated effort by the governor to score cheap points with dedicated Obama-haters via deliberate disrespect of the president, after which she immediately ran crying to the infotainment network to provide their biased spin personally.
With all the controversy Arizona has courted in recent memory, it still deserves better than a governor for whom deliberately disrespecting the commander in chief is viewed as a sport.