Saturday, March 9, 2013

Two faced Governor Brewer

On February 14th, the Arizona Republic stated:

Marking Statehood Day on Thursday, Gov. Jan Brewer unveiled a sculpture donated to the state to honor Arizona’s mining history. The statue of Bisbee copper miner George Warren was commissioned by Jim Warne Jr., a Bisbee resident who said he wanted the bronze sculpture to serve as a reminder of Arizona’s rich mining history.

Some of the Governors exact words were:

Just one year ago, we celebrated Arizona’s Centennial and part of that celebration included honoring MINING as a vital ingredient in our state’s founding. --- I’m grateful that this historic figure --- now takes on three dimensional proportions and becomes a permanent part of Arizona’s tribute to mining in our state


If mining was a “vital ingrediant” of our states founding:

Why did the Governor (without cutting cost) deprive Arizona students of very popular school field trips teaching them about this “vital ingredient”?

Why did she, as part of centennial celebration preparations, eliminate the once top rated Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum that preserved this “vital ingredient”?

Why did she transfer the mineral museum budget and assets to the Arizona Historical Society for a vaguely defined museum about the future that was to feature “smells and vibrations”?


Brewer unveils statue marking Arizona’s rich mining history By Mary Jo Pitzl The Republic | Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:21 PM

George Warren Statue Presentation and Unveiling
Remarks by Gov. Jan Brewer
Ninth Floor Rotunda
Thursday, February 14, 2013

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