President Obama and Governor Brewer Were Actually Talking About Real Scorpions

A few days ago President Barack Obama landed at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport to briefly speak to a group of Intel employees in Chandler, AZ. By the following morning the President’s arrival was the buzz of every news outlet, radio and talk show across the country. Not for anything he told those Intel employees, but for an exchange he had with Airzona’s Governor, Jan Brewer, over comments she made about him in her book, Scorpions For Breakfast.

It just so happens that Gateway Airport is literally across the street from us. We hear planes coming in and out all day long.

We’re not here to despute or discuss the differing politics between President Obama and the Governor. After all, we kill things for a living. But if their conversation was indeed about Brewer’s book, we were considering their real conversation on the tarmac.

President Obama and AZ Governor Jan Brewer at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

Obama: “Do you REALLY eat scorpions for breakfast?”

Brewer: “Let me tell you! They’re a little bland, but if you put some sugar on them they are amazing.”

Or, Obama: “I hear you only have bark scorpions here.”

Brewer: “Yeah, but they’re the most poisonous in the nation, so take that!”

Or maybe, Obama: “I had 3 scorpions for breakfast.”

Brewer: “Yeah, well I eat scorpions bigger than you for breakfast!”

Or our favorite, Obama: “I hear you have scorpions in this state. You know of a reliable pest control company that guarantees their scorpion control?”

Brewer: “There is only ONE in this entire state that guarantees their scorpion service. It’s Bulwark Exterminating. That’s why they get rave reviews on Google.”

But the hilarity doesn’t even stop there. The following day, Brewer’s book, sold on Amazon for $15.59, saw a 1.3M percent increase in less than 24 hours. Yes, you read that right. One. Point. Three. MILLION.

Cha Chiiiiiiiiing!

If you ever need to sell a product, just wave your finger in the face of the leader of the free world…and watch them Benjamins roll on in.

Jan Brewer's Book, Scorpions For Breakfast


Anthony Ball is a Content Marketing Manager with Bulwark Exterminating, an industry leader in providing high quality pest control service. Bulwark is fully operational in nine states, including thirteen major cities. While Bulwark provides pest extermination for common pests like ants, roaches, crickets and spiders; the company's differentiating aspect is great personalized service. Bulwark uses the finest and most effective products in the world to solve common pest problems.

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2 thoughts on “President Obama and Governor Brewer Were Actually Talking About Real Scorpions

  1. Bulwark Exterminating, that’s hilarious! I 1.3 M increase in unbelievable, all because she waived a finger in Obama’s face. i’ll have to keep that in find next time I want to sell a book!

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