Jan Brewer Shows how to Answer the Santa Question

"I would imagine that he’s probably white, yellow, black — every color. Santa Claus is Santa Claus to everyone, red, white, yellow, black. We’re all children."—Governor Jan Brewer (R-AZ).

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  1. John Peabody says:

    Class. I’ll paste this in to all of the Facebook yahoos who have been thrashing Ms. Kelly.

  2. James Pearce says:

    We’re all children.

    I’m just going to assume she’s talking about the people involved in this “debate.”

  3. Tillman says:

    Apparently Santa Claus is now a diseased and bruised zebra?

  4. rudderpedals says:

    A Rainbow Santa. Sweet!

  5. michael reynolds says:

    I had to look outside to make sure the sky wasn’t falling and the world not ending. Jan Brewer just said something intelligent.

  6. James Joyner says:

    @michael reynolds: I had the same thought. When Jan Flippin’ Brewer is your voice of reason, you’ve got a problem.

  7. Pinky says:

    Mike and James – Don’t go ascribing human-level intelligence to your opponents. Next thing you know, you’ll start thinking of them as near-equals, and have to consider their opinions on other things.

  8. matt bernius says:

    Likewise, you should be sure *not* to start recognizing when people on your side repeatedly say really, really stupid things (or push for really stupid policies).

    You might have to admit the other side might have some points.

  9. Pinky says:

    @matt bernius: Have you ever read my comments?

  10. al-Ameda says:

    Easy for Jan to say, Santa has a permanent B2 Visitor Visa.

  11. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @al-Ameda: Thanx. I needed that.

  12. bill says:

    @michael reynolds: no wonder i didn’t see it anywhere but in here!

  13. pylon says:

    Red? Yellow?