Tonight’s blog is going to be simple. I don’t really have any sources to cite, or anything other than my own observations, having been born and raised in Texas. Let me tell you something I don’t like about Texas.
Rick Perry is a genuine (Gen-yoo-wine) looney toon. We didn’t elect the fool as governor the first time. But we re-elected him. TWICE! This rodeo clown has been our governor for a full decade. We still haven’t learned our lesson. Ten years, constant embarrassment on the national stage, broken promise after broken promise after broken promise later, we’re actually watching him lead Bill White in the polls for governor. (All the polls say it, by the way, not just Rasmussen). Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot.
This guy represents Texas on the national stage. Isn’t he the former yell-leader at Texas A&M? Now, my dear friends who happen to be Aggies, please don’t get too upset with me for saying this – but we all know Aggies arent the brightest bulbs in the tulip patch to start with. Harvard, Texas it ain’t. Now, he didn’t do anything to speak of academically at a school where it probably wouldn’t be too hard to stand out, if you know what I’m saying.
The foolishness began immediately, I’m sure. It didn’t really reach the national stage until the Governor’s mansion burned. We learned then that being fiscally conservative means never buying insurance when you can just make the tax payers pay for it. We also learned that instead of living in your own home during renovations, you can have the tax payers rent you a mansion for more than it would cost to buy you a 4,000 square foot place in a gated community in Austin outright. And you can make the tax payers buy you a subscription to Food & Wine magazine, to boot. I shouldn’t be surprised though, a former Aggie yell-leader probably doesn’t have a lot of use for Forbes.
Then the secession talk. Our own damn governor doesn’t know our own deal with the United States. Saying we can secede at any time. I guess he doesn’t comprehend legalese very well and never read that pesky little treaty we signed that said WE CAN NOT SECEDE. Or he forgot what happened last time we tried. I know Texas’ education system is a little backwards – but even an Aggie should know this stuff. Right?
Do me a favor, folks. Take a look at Bill White. Even if you don’t love him, but you believe in term limits, vote for the guy. Let’s show Slick Rick how term-limits work, old fashioned like, by kicking him and his good-hair to the curb. This mess of voting for the guy with the (R) by his name is going to drown this fine state and turn it into economically challenged not-so-fine state that takes more from the feds than it gives. Texas is better than that. Vote for the better candidate.
Get this current looney out of the Governor’s Rental Mansion so we can get some real leadership and policy that’ll help our friends on the gulf coast and not the companies who are doing their damndest to use the free market as a weapon on the little guy instead of a tool to lead to economic freedom for anyone willing to work for it.