The state of Arizona doesn’t currently have the position of lieutenant governor in its government, but that could change if voters approve a ballot measure this November. Right now, if the Governor prematurely vacates the office, the Secretary of State is the replacement. That is how Republican Secretary of State Jan Brewer ended up becoming Governor, by replacing Democratic Governor Janet Napolitano when she left to become Secretary of Homeland Security. From the “Arizona Republic” via Ballot Access News:
Lawmakers this year approved Senate Concurrent Resolution 1013, which asks voters to consider changing the secretary of state’s title to lieutenant governor.
Arizona is one of only a handful of states that do not have a lieutenant governor. The question goes to the voters Nov. 2.
The move would require a party’s nominee for lieutenant governor to run on a joint ticket with that party’s nominee for governor. The goal, supporters say, is “truth in advertising” –to make clear to voters that the lieutenant governor would become the state’s top executive should the governor leave office before the end of his or her term.
Arizona is experiencing firsthand the importance of a line of succession for Governor. They’ll get the chance this November to change the state’s constitution if they don’t like the current process. This reform would create a single joint general-election ticket for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, so they are always of the same political party, creating consistency in government. It does mean the party in the Governor’s mansion will also always have control of the traditional functions of the Secretary of State. In addition, it will slightly shorten the general ballot by eliminating the separate statewide vote for Arizona’s second in command. 

The second article presented here is from the Tucson (Tucson is a large city in Arizona)

Brewer losing her head over new lies?

by three-sonorans on Jul.01, 2010, under Election 2010, Politics

Jan Brewer has serious issues with the truth.
Brewer has three huge lies in one month

Brewer has three huge lies in one month

Everyone lies at one point or another, but she has a special knack for choosing lies that are extra-sensational, using Nazis, terrorism, and immigration as her subjects.

A politician who makes false statements about the future, perhaps not living up to a campaign promise, is much different than lying about the past, where the facts are actually known.

There is a difference between saying “the war in Iraq will end in a year from now” which ends up being a false prediction, and saying “what war in Iraq, there is no war there!” The previous sentence was just hypothetical statements to illustrate the difference, but now to the actual lies by Brewer.

Recently she said that her father died “fighting the Nazi regime in Germany.” This is a statement that should never be a lie, because you should know when your own father died, and whether it was in a war or not. Truth: her father died in 1955 in California.

Then she said that the majority of immigrants from Mexico are drug mules, ignoring the facts that even Fox News reports about how most immigrants enter this country legally and simply overstay their visas. This was just last week.

From Benson of the AZ Republic
From Benson of the AZ Republic

Now is her third big lie in about a month.
Arizona GOP Gov. Jan Brewer claimed recently that law enforcement has been finding beheaded bodies in the desert — but local agencies say they’ve never encountered such a case.

“Our law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert either buried or just lying out there that have been beheaded,” Brewer said Sunday, suggesting that the beheadings were part of increased violence along the border.

But medical examiners from six of Arizona’s counties — four of which border Mexico — tell the Arizona Guardian that they’ve never encountered an immigration-related crime in which the victim’s head was cut off.

These gross types of lies from our unelected governor are unacceptable.  Either she has serious issues with telling the truth, or she’s lost her head.