Columnist Gail Collins jokingly expressed regret that questions about beheadings don't come up more frequently in gubernatorial debates, as it did last week when Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was challenged about her false statements about beheadings in the Arizona desert. "It's usually all about bonded indebtedness and pensions," Collins wrote. But Collins said the questioning and other false claims about crime raise a serious issue for Arizona and the rest of the nation: "Whether crime by undocumented immigrants created public fear, which then led to the Arizona law and Brewer's current popularity. Or whether politicians, in search of a winning issue, created the fear all by themselves."