W here to begin, where to begin....
Last night I went to Billy Miner's for a Kathie Glass for Texas Governor campaign rally.
The Democrat in this race, Bill White, was Secretary Of Energy for Bill Clinton/Al Gore. According to several reliable sources, White actively campaigned for The Goracle Of Music City prior to The Goracle's decision to leave politics and enter the environmental salvation racket.
Rick Perry, was Gore's Texas campaign manager in 1988. Perry eventually left the Democrat party and had a falling-out with The Goracle over climate change.
Well, at least Governor Perry owns a thermometer. And compared to Bill White, his hair is stunning.
But he has defiled himself.
A few other reasons:
First and foremost in Glass's 5 Point Plan is a promise to use nullification and interposition to get around ObamaCare and Cap'n'Tax. What does this mean in plain English? Texas is a sovereign state. We have rights. There is nothing in the constitution that says the federal government can force you to purchase a product from a private company when the purchase has nothing to do with a government activity (i.e. - driving on the government's roads).
"Therefore, we the Texas Legislature and Governor declare ObamaCare to be freakin' nullified between the Red River and the Gulf Of Mexico." Next issue, please....
Also included in the 5 Point Plan - stronger protections against Eminent Domain Abuse. It doesn't matter how well Tony Romo is throwing the football, Kathie Glass isn't going to let the government steal anyone else's house so Jerry Jones can build Tony a new playpen.
And then there was this guy....
It's safe to call him a "single-issue voter".
This dude, Larry Kilgore, showed up at Ms. Glass's rally, wound up tighter than a 3-day clock.
Long before the QandA session began, I could feel his intensity level overpowering everything else in his corner of the room.
Hell, I was just there to support our gubernatorial candidate, hang out with Spivey and Coyne, and maybe eat a cheeseburger.
Larry Kilgore showed up ready to draw a line in the sand, splatter the blood of the traitors across Billy Miner's barroom floor, and secede from The Union.
Here's a video of Mr. Kilgore in action. You gotta watch it. If you get past the first 15 seconds, I promise you, you'll watch all of it.
Mr. Intensity stood during the Qand A, and asked Kathie something like HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT SECESSION ?????
Glass tried to respond that secession from The Union was an extreme position, and that....
Mr. Intensity was immediately outraged, and went into a well-rehearsed rant about why Texas should LEAVE THE UNITED STATES and stood to leave. Several other people tried to throw their 2 cents in. Even with a microphone, Kathie had trouble making herself heard.
After Spivey restored order, Glass and Kilgore argued back and forth for a few seconds. Kilgore didn't like the way the argument was going, and once again turned around to walk out.
Kathie Glass, like the transplanted Georgia Peach she is, calmly and politely said "Don't you walk out on me, sir. Please don't make me talk about you behind your back !"
But he was gone. Gone elsewhere to pursue the dream of an independent Lone Star State.
Glass went on to explain that we have a great system, and a great constitution. We just need to elect politicians who understand it and respect it.
Freakin' brilliant. Don't make me talk about you behind your back. Some of us think she may have hired the guy to show up. This was a great night. Time well spent.
If I had to pick someone to go head-to-head with The Teleprompter Jesus, it would be Kathie Glass.