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February 5, 2005

Sizing up some Texas politicians

In this post, James Wolcott endorses Kinky Friedman's candidacy for Texas governor because of Kinky's stated reason for running -- he wants "to move into the governor's mansion because he needs more closet space."

Among other observations, Mr. Wolcott describes the looming Republican Primary battle between Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and current Texas governor Rick Perry:

It has been rumored that Senator Kay Bailey Thurston Howell the Third is planning to step down from the Senate to run for the governor's seat, presently occupied by Rick Perry, whom even other Republicans consider a ceramic idiot. She would be a formidable candidate, unlike the current dolt.

Meanwhile, don't miss Banjo Jones' hilarious analysis of the lengths that Houston U.S. Representative and notorious camera hog Sheila Jackson Lee went to in order to obtain maximum camera time during President Bush's State of the Union speech earlier this week.

Posted by Tom at February 5, 2005 10:09 AM |


James Wolcott is hardly a blogger. Lilek's evisceration of him (a week or two ago) proves this.

And who cares what a New Yorker has to say about Texas politics. It's basically an empty swipe at the President and Texas in general.

Posted by: Mad Oilman at February 6, 2005 12:34 AM

Well, regardless of what one thinks of Mr. Wolcott, the fact of the matter is that his view on the Texas governor's race is largely correct about Governor Perry. When was the last time that a governor of a state faced such opposition within his own party?

Posted by: Tom Kirkendall at February 6, 2005 7:15 AM

Perry's track record is that he HAS been a formidable candidate, however, so I might be with Mad Oilman on this one. Now, whether he's been an effective governor is an entirely different debate.

Posted by: kevin whited at February 6, 2005 6:27 PM

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