Jan Brewer (b. 1944) is the lunatic Republican governor of Arizona. She has been governor of the state since January 21, 2009 and is mostly known for signing into law the infamous SB 1070 bill that would inevitably promote racism. When compared to Nazi officer Heinrich Himmler, she took offense because she said her father died fighting the Nazis. Turns out this was wrong, and he actually died of lung cancer after the war ended. Of course, being how old she might be, her father could well have been Ramses III.
Governor Brewer is arguably one of the more extreme conservative governors (if not one of the nuttiest governors) in the country on many issues. She believes that the Endangered Species Act is harmful for the environment (but offshore drilling is A-OK!) and that the United Nations Human Rights Council is made up of a bunch of dictators. Her pro-gun voting record has earned her an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association.
In May of 2012, Brewer signed a controversial bill which allows an employer to deny birth control to any woman on religious grounds. This is a state version of the Blunt amendment. If a woman is taking the pill for medical reasons, she must prove this to her employer by providing her medical records on that issue, it is not enough for a MD to simply write a note.