Jan Brewer says that her now much-ballyhooed encounter with President Obama on Wednesday on an Arizona airport Tarmac left her "breathless."
Pool reporters at the airport greeting that went awry say the two seemed to be talking over one another and Obama turned away when Brewer was in midsentence. Afterward Brewer told Fox's Greta van Susteren that Obama had taken "umbrage" over her book, "Scorpions for Breakfast" and their "terrible" encounter "kind of left me breathless."
At issue is a meeting in 2010 that took place after she signed SB-1070 -- a controversial, notoriously tough immigration law -- before the Obama administration sued to overturn it.
Brewer says in her book that Obama was "condescending" to her, telling her the government was doing everything it could "but the system was broken," according to the Arizona Daily Star: "It wasn't long before I realized I was hearing the president's stump speech," she said. "Only I was supposed to listen without talking."