Saturday, August 7, 2010

Is Brewer's Immigration Stance Bad for Business? - Newsweek

Is Brewer's Immigration Stance Bad for Business? - Newsweek

From a purely political standpoint, Brewer’s actions make sense. Arizona’s business groups may be getting clobbered, but her political fortunes are soaring. Her approval rating jumped after she signed the immigration measure. What makes her rise all the more fascinating is that she didn’t seek out the immigration issue; it was thrust upon her, by Pearce and other proponents of the bill. As soon as she cast her lot with them—and earned rebukes from the Obama administration—she became an instant hero of the right. Conservative Web sites have begun mulling her 2012 presidential prospects. Limbaugh has lavished praise on her. And Sarah Palin has said that Brewer “has the cojones that our president does not.” Given her newfound stardom, dozens of Republican candidates across the country are vying for her endorsement, according to her campaign manager, Doug Cole (she has chosen to back three so far).

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