Today, Governor Jan Brewer, who once claimed Arizona was under "terrorist attack," and state Attorney General Tom Horne, of the ban on ethnic studies fame, announced at a news conference that they filed a counter suit against the government in federal court.
The suit is in response to a government lawsuit last year blocking key parts of the state's tough law cracking down on illegal immigrants.
"Because the federal government has failed to protect the citizens ... of Arizona, I am left with no other choice," Brewer told reporters at a news conference in central Phoenix, as several boisterous protesters attempted to shout her down.In a perpetual state of disconnect, the Queen of De Nile added, "We did not want this fight. We did not start this fight. But, now that we are in it, Arizona will not rest until our border is secured and federal immigration laws are enforced."
Wrong, she started the fight when she signed the state's controversial measure cracking down on illegal immigrants into law in April 2010.
In Washington, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security dismissed the suit as a "meritless court claim" that "does nothing to secure the border."So, what's a state to do when it has a $1.5 billion dollar deficit? Why, sue the federal government, of course - and raise taxes and set up more death panels denying life saving treatment to the state's poor.
"Smart strategies, dedicated law enforcement personnel, and strategic partnerships with state, local, and tribal governments and agencies do," spokesman Matt Chandler said.
A beautiful state marred by too many ugly people.