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Jan Brewer: Obama Isn't My 'BFF' Just Because I Attended White House Dinner

US President Barack Obama is greeted by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer upon arriving at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson,
US President Barack Obama is greeted by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer upon arriving at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, on January 12, 2011 to attend the memorial event Together We Thrive: Tucson and America at the University of Arizona Tucson to support and remember victims of the mass shooting in Tucson. The First Couple will attend a tribute service for the six people who were killed and the 14 wounded in the assassination attempt on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who is fighting for her life in a hospital. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) dismissed the idea of being "Best Friends Forever" with President Barack Obama on Monday, after attending a dinner at the White House on Sunday night.

"So now I go today and now it's that we're BFFs," a laughing Brewer told Cronkite News, a student publication at Arizona State University, referring to the apparent overreaction by some to the dinner.

Brewer attended the social gathering at the White House while in town for the National Governors Association's winter meeting, which lasted from Feb. 22-25.

Last year, however, she skipped out on the dinner, saying she did not want to attend a "social" event.

Her refusal to attend followed a turbulent relationship between the governor and the president.

Brewer posted a photo of herself at the White House dinner on her Facebook page:

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