Brewer trades in trademark beverage - Your West Valley News: Topstory

Brewer trades in trademark beverage

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013 12:45 pm

PHOENIX -- Joking that all the caffeine was "making me mean,'' Gov. Jan Brewer has changed her beverage of choice.

Chat with her in her office? It was inevitable there was a bottle of Coke Zero on her desk -- even before she became governor in 2009.

Staffers always knew to seek out the beverage when she was on the road.

And the crew that flies her around the state in a Department of Public Safety plane made a special effort to be sure there were several bottles on board before any trip.

But no more.

"I'm drinking Arnold Palmer Zero,'' she told Capitol Media Services.

"It's a mixture of tea and lemonade,'' the governor explained, with no calories. "And the chemists tell me that stuff that's in there is pretty darned good.''

More to the point is what it doesn't have.

One is carbonation.

"You can set it around and you can put it back in the refrigerator and then you can drink it again,'' Brewer said. The governor said it was not unusual for her to start a bottle -- she preferred those to the cans -- and then leave them around.

"And, of course, it would go flat,'' the governor said. "And then it was horrible.''

But there's also a medical issue.

Carbonated beverages contain phosphoric acid. And that can leach calcium from the bones.

"And it's bad for old ladies like me,'' Brewer quipped.

Still, the governor isn't going cold turkey on her Coke Zero.

"I have one now and then,'' she said.

"But nothing like I used to,'' Brewer continued. "And, I tell you, I sleep a lot better!''

  • Discuss

Welcome to the discussion.

PBA50 7th Annual Lona King Saguaro West Open

Tell Us What You Think!


Amb. Bolton: 'You Can't Do What Hillary Did and Get Away With It'

share this email Judge Nap to O'Reilly: 'There's Ample Evidence for Hillary to Be Indicted' 'You Don't Know She Wasn't Hacked': Baier Grills H…

Published: May 27, 2016 - 10:49 am @…

​​​​​​​Why Some People Find Crowded Cities Relaxing—And Others Don’t

Nature is frequently prescribed as a way for anxious folks to soothe their elevated emotions. Over at The Atlantic, James Hamblin has written …

Published: May 27, 2016 - 10:48 am @…

Shreddin' teardrops and other off-road camping trailers of Overland Expo 2016

We're just back from a long, windy extended weekend at Overland Expo 2016. In the past when we've made the trip to Northern Arizona, monstrous…

Published: May 27, 2016 - 10:19 am @

Tucson AHL team spurs interest throughout Arizona

By Joseph Steen | Cronkite News TUCSON — When he lived in the Valley, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild had a front row seat for the growth of …

Published: May 27, 2016 - 9:43 am @…

Summertime Mini Membership

Whether you're staycationing in town, or just looking for something fun to do between trips away, Phoenix Art Museum now offers Summertime Min…

Published: May 27, 2016 - 9:40 am @

Heard on the trail

Lindsey Graham (Senator from South Carolina)“He’s a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot.” December 8th 2015, CNN

Published: May 27, 2016 - 9:38 am @…

Sen. John McCain, Pete Hegseth: It's time for the real reform our veterans deserve

As veterans of foreign wars, we have both witnessed firsthand the incredible bravery and sacrifice our warfighters have made in service to our…

Published: May 27, 2016 - 9:41 am @…

Columnist: It's Offensive for Couples to Say They're 'Starting a Family'

share this email When a couple shares the joyous news that they're expecting a child, they commonly say they'll be "starting a family." But ac…

Published: May 27, 2016 - 9:11 am @…

Man killed by more than 1,000 bee stings in Arizona park

A 23-year-old man who set out for a peaceful hike in an Arizona park died after being stung by more than 1,000 bees, a swarm so threatening it…

Published: May 27, 2016 - 8:48 am @…

Baylor University regents fire head football coach; Ken Starr steps aside

Baylor University's Board of Regents has fired its head football coach, and its president will soon resign, amid allegations that the world’s …

Published: May 27, 2016 - 8:47 am @…

Facebook on Facebook

Twitter on Twitter


Subscribe to via RSS

RSS Feeds