Brewer lies about her father


by David Safier

Well, this could be embarrassing.

The Arizona Guardian has put a recent Brewer statement together with the facts.

Yesterday in a Republic article, the Accidental Guv expressed her horror at being compared to Nazis during the SB1070 flap.

Here's what she said:

"The Nazi comments . . . they are awful," she said, her voice dropping. "Knowing that my father died fighting the Nazi regime in Germany, that I lost him when I was 11 because of that . . . and then to have them call me Hitler's daughter. It hurts. It's ugliness beyond anything I've ever experienced."

Let's look at those words carefully before we compare them to the facts of her father's death. I've read her statement over and over, and I can't help but come to the conclusion that her father died while in the armed forces during World War II, and though this isn't said outright, that he was in Europe fighting the Nazis.

Here's the truth, from the Guardian.

[T]he death of [Brewer's father] Wilford Drinkwine came 10 years after World War II had ended.

During the war, Drinkwine worked as a civilian supervisor for a naval munitions depot in Hawthorne, Nev. He died of lung disease in 1955 in California.

It sounds like her father wasn't in the service at the time he worked in Nevada for a naval munitions depot, and it's certain he died more than a decade later.

It was a pretty sloppy lie just begging to be uncovered if you do the math. Brewer is 65, which means she was born in or around 1945. It's true her father died when she was 11, but clearly not during WWII.

Pray tell, how do her people spin this to say the Accidental Guv didn't "accidentally" tell a fib?

Easy. Tell another fib.

"She wasn't embellishing the story at all," [Brewer's spokesman Paul] Senseman said Tuesday. "You're reading something into it that isn't there."

Who are you gonna believe, Senseman asks, me or your lyin' ears?