Reporting from Las Vegas — President Obama is spending the day in Las Vegas and Colorado trying to sell his vision for America's energy future, but he's going to have to work to overshadow the buzz around his personal clash with the Arizona governor the day before.
On Thursday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) came to the defense of Gov. Jan. Brewer in a conversation with Fox Business Network, where he suggested that President Obama can be a little abrasive.
"Apparently Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, had a similar exchange with the president," McCain said Thursday morning. "It is very well-known he has a prickly personality and I think it has been displayed in both of those cases."
The dispute played out in a brief interaction on the tarmac in Phoenix on Wednesday, when Obama deplaned Air Force One and shook hands with Brewer. Brewer is the champion of her state's controversial anti-immigration law, and has complained that Obama talked down to her in a White House meeting in which they discussed the issue.