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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer finds herself under scrutiny after telling a newspaper that her father "died fighting the Nazi regime in Gemany." In actuality, Brewer's father, Wilford Drinkwine, passed away from lung disease in California, ten years after World War II had ended.

Brewer's comments were made to The Arizona Republic newspaper, and came as she was discussing her state's polarizing new anti-illegal immigrant law, which the governor signed into law last month.

"Knowing that my father died fighting the Nazi regime in Germany, that I lost him when I was 11 because of that... and then to have them call me Hitler's daughter. It hurts. It's ugliness beyond anything I've ever experienced," Brewer told the paper.

On Tuesday, Paul Senseman, a spokesman for Brewer's office told the Arizona Guardian that the governor's remarks had not been meant literally, and that Mr. Drinkwine had passed away as a result of the toxic fumes he had inhaled while working as a civilian at an ammunition factory in Hawthorne, Nv.

"She wasn't embellishing the story at all," Senseman told the Guardian.
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wutisay

This is exactly embellishment.

June 09 2010 at 8:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
fcampkdb

Wait, he passed away as a result of the toxic fumes he had inhaled while working as a civilian at an ammunition factory in Hawthorne, Nv. ??

Then he could have died fighting the Japanese in Iwo Jima

or

he could have died trying to make a buck

or

he could have died because he smoked

or

Never mind, I could be here all day

June 03 2010 at 9:17 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
WD Simmons

No she wasn't embellishing, just like Dick Blumenthal...she was lying.

June 02 2010 at 7:50 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

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