The Circus of Texas Politics
So the Texas Governor's race has begun. The bullet points for those not following:
- Our current Gov, Rick Perry, made us un-proud at a Tea Bag Party where he didn't disagree with someone who shouted out that Texas should secede. He continued with the momentum and dug himself into a nasty hole of secession talk.
- In the next governor election, he will be contested by current Senator Kay Bailey Huthchison, a moderate Republican who I will vote for, as well as have yard-signs to support.
- Texas politics -- esp. this race -- will no doubt lead to hours of entertainment. Here's Round 1: Hutchison supporters want an apology from Perry's strategist's regarding comments about moderates in the party.
An excerpt from the Dallas Morning News which sums it all up --
"Carney said the Republican Party should welcome new voters. But, he added, "that doesn't mean you take your principles and throw them out the door and become a whorehouse and let anybody in who wants to come in, regardless."
With American Idol coming to a close tonight, the vacuum could be filled by watching Texas politcs run its course.