Jan Brewer, in a rare moment of lucidity, VETOED the Birther Bill! When vetoing the bill, she wrote to the Speaker of the AZ House of Representatives:
Dear Speaker Adams,
Today, I vetoed House Bill 2177. HB2177 empower the Arizona Sec of State to judge the qualifications of every federal, state & local candidate at the time of filing..I do NOT support designating one person as the gatekeeper to the ballot for a candidate, which could lead to arbitrary or politically-motivated decisions. In addition, I never imagined being presented wit a bill that could require candidates for President of the greatest and most powerful nation on earth to submit their "early baptismal or circumcision certificates" among other records to the Arizona Sec of sTate. This is A BRIDGE TOO FAR!
This measure creates significant new problems while failing to do anything constructive for Arizona.
Janice K. Brewer
Thank you Governor Brewer. John McCain congratulated you. You stand with other Republicans including Karl Rove, Tim Pawlenty and others who have refuted the insane Birther perspective. We stand with you in ridiculing Donald Trump, Orly Taitz and any other Birther that disrespects our President! Hopefuly you will keep up this level of sanity and rescind racial profiling bills like sb1070.