No more calls, we have a winner for the worst TV appearance by a politician this year!

Here’s Jan Brewer, the Republican Governor of Arizona who is running for re-election, making her opening statement during a debate on Wednesday night — the only televised debate before the November election, which is probably a good thing for Brewer. I haven’t seen someone blow it on TV this badly since Albert Brooks in “Broadcast News.”

Maybe she should have practiced a time or two before heading to the TV studio. Or written some Palin-like notes on her hands. Or called in sick.

Afterwards, her main opponent, Democratic Attorney General Terry Goddard, jumped on Brewer for claiming that she balanced the budget while, in reality, Arizona has a deficit of about $700 million.