Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is recruiting the help of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to help address misconceptions over her state’s controversial new immigration law:
The two will team up for an event Saturday in Phoenix, at which they will announce a new website and a national effort to “educate America on border security and encourage support for Arizona.”Gov. Palin flew to Arizona late Friday afternoon. She's scheduled to address a sportsmen's banquet Saturday night.
Brewer’s campaign spokesman, Doug Cole, said Palin is an obvious choice since she’s been opining on the issue with some regularity.
Right after the law passed, she went on Fox News to criticize President Obama for perpetuating a racial profiling “myth” in his portrayal of the law. Most recently, Palin encouraged an Illinois girls’ hoops team to “go rogue” after an administrator canceled their sports trip to Arizona.
Cole said the website will try to correct what he said is wrong information about the law, and will also provide additional information on the longstanding immigration battle, by posting all of the letters sent to the federal government in the past eight years by Brewer as well as her predecessor, former Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano, who now heads up the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
By a considerable margin, most Americans support the Arizona immigration law, according to polls conducted recently by Pew Research and McClatchy-Ipsos.
Update: The Brewer-Palin event will be at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge resort in north Phoenix at 4:45 PM local time.