Barack Obama’s Tantrum-on-the-Tarmac in Phoenix Wednesday has given an unprecedented boost to the memoir of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.
In the 48 hours since Obama confronted Brewer over her depiction of their July 2010 Oval Office meeting – turning his back and walking away from her as she was still talking – her book, Scorpions for Breakfast, has exploded up the charts on Amazon.com.
SWA staffers took a screenshot of the book’s rank of #344,761 an hour after the confrontation, and noticed that it had exploded to a stunning #26 by Friday morning: an increase of 3,932,160%. Amazon tells SWA this was by far a record rise for any book in the history of the online bookseller.
UPDATE: As of this post, the book has now reached an amazing #7 on Amazon!
To be honest, sales for the book initially disappointed as the mainstream media all but blacklisted the popular governor over her signature of the landmark S.B. 1070 crackdown on illegal aliens that led to more than 100,000 illegals fleeing Arizona.
But what the media denied her, Obama’s petulant act has given her back, and then some. Americans were stunned by the pettiness of a President taking on a welcoming governor over a mere 2 pages in a book that few had read. And they were inspired by this 67-year old grandmother refusing to back down – defending both her honor and her state that has been under nearly ceaseless attack by Obama and his minions for 18 months – merely for enforcing the laws that Obama refuses to enforce.
And in addition to giving Gov. Brewer renewed, nationwide attention, Obama has also managed to take his entire post-State of the Union message off track. Arizona was the 2nd stop on his 4 state trip on Wednesday – launched in Iowa with great fanfare. Yet it is nearly impossible to find any mention of his Chandler, AZ visit to Intel that day, or even much focus on his other stops. Google searches are dominated by reports of his confrontation with Brewer.
EPIC FAIL on two counts, Mr. President.
We stand with Governor Brewer, and urge everyone to support her by buying her book, or by signing the petition to Stand With Arizona and defend the work she has done to protect her state from the impact of Federal failure to secure the borders and deal with illegal immigration.