Friday, September 09, 2005


Here are a few interesting links on the recent activities of Texas Governor Rick Perry:

What do you think?

I think while other parts of the country may be evolving, Texas is in a state of de-evolution. Anyone think Rick Perry will run for President on the GOP ticket, sooner or later? I hope people would be smart enough to deny this guy their vote.


Blogger J. Marquis said...

Thanks for posting the articles. This guy is a Christian right-wing pandering lunatic.

4:36 PM  
Blogger The Bird Poop said...

I believe Kinky Friedman had it right when he decided to run for Governor for the State of Texas on the platform he wanted to stop the Whussification in Texas Governors.

As he says "I am a Jew, I will hire good people".

The fact is Texas has not had a Governor with balls since Ann Richards.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

First, I would like to clarify my stance on underage abortion. I believe it should be as difficult for a minor to get an abortion as it is for a minor to receive other forms of medical treatment, except in the case of incest and/oror other forms of child abuse by the parental or legal guardian. Of course, that would mean the rules would vary from one state to another, but that's how our federal system works. It's done a more or less passable job for the last two centuries or so.

That being said, Perry crossed way over that line with his recent stunts. First, I agree with opponents that the substance of the bill was wrongheaded at best. Second, I believe strongly in the separation of religion and politics, except in the most extreme circumstances. Though I'm an agnostic, I believe that religion should not be cheapened in that manner for what amounted, in this case, to a publicity stunt. The CBS article mentioned the opinion that this cheapened both politics and religion, but I'm far from convinced that politics can be cheapened any further than it has in the last decade and a half.

Yes, his poll numbers got a boost in Texas at the time this occurred. Big deal. Every state has had grandstanders in office, and many of them have met with bad ends to their political careers. Senator Joe MacCarthy, President Nixon, and President Lyndon B. Johnson are just a few. I could also bore you with the Alabama gubernatorial election snafu of 1986, but I won't since that ended in a party's vote being split and I don't see that being a realistic possibility in this case. The public is notoriously fickle, and it is my hope that there will eventually be a backlash led by the voters of Texas to remove this asshat from office.

5:56 AM  

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