Politicians are known for pretending even when they can’t stand one another, but there was no pretending when President Obama met Arizona Governor Jan Brewer after Air Force One landed in Phoenix. According to sources, it all began when Gov. Brewer handed Obama a letter and said that she was inviting him to meet with her. The president said he’d meet with her but reminded her that after their last friendly meeting, Brewer inaccurately described their meeting in her book.
The book the president was referencing was Brewer’s “Scorpions for Breakfast”, a book that paints Obama as being patronizing to the governor, something the White House has denied. In a press conference with reporters, the governor described what happened. “He was a little disturbed about my book,” said Governor Brewer. “I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the president. The book is what the book is. I asked him if he read the book. He said he read the excerpt. So.”