Arizona governor Jan Brewer's statements earlier this summer that law-enforcement officials found beheaded bodies on the Arizona-Mexico border were seemingly proven false, but when she was pressed about the comments after last week's awkward debate with Democrat Terry Goddard, she completely refused to acknowledge the issue. In fact, she pretended reporters weren't even asking about the alleged beheadings, even though all of them were repeatedly asking her if she recants the comments. Finally, she gave up and stormed out of the press room, seemingly offended. Yesterday, however, she admitted to the AP, in reference to the alleged beheadings:
"I misspoke, but you know, let me be clear, I am concerned about the border region because it continues to be reported in Mexico that there's a lot of violence going on and we don't want that going into Arizona."
And with that vague comment, she has decided to turn down further debates, in an effort to block her opponent from explaining why she's wrong. She explained:
"All you guys were doing and talking were beheadings, beheadings, beheadings," she said. "That is something that has stuck with you all for so long. And I just felt we needed to move on."
But the governor also insisted that she ultimately made the decision to forego further debates because she did not want to provide another opportunity to Goddard, who is trailing, to get his message out.
“Why would I want to give Terry a chance to redefine himself?” she said.
Well, the best defense is a good ... Oh, wait. What?