Sadly, THIS was expected:
LA MARQUE – U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison this morning ended months – some would say years – of speculation by formally announcing as a Republican primary challenger to the longest serving governor in Texas history: Rick Perry.
“It is with pride and humility for history that I announce today that I am a candidate for Governor of Texas,” said Hutchison, recalling that a great, great grandfather signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.
In her speech, Hutchison made no direct reference to her stated plans to resign her Senate seat in either October or November to concentrate on the March 2 GOP primary. But she promised to fight President Obama’s health care reforms “while I’m in the Senate.”
Weasel. Resign the Senate seat, Kay. Crap or get off the pot.
Hutchison said she will propose term limits of eight years for governor. Hutchison in 1994 had promised a self-imposed term limit of two full turns in the Senate, a promise she broke in 2006 to successfully seek a third full term in the Senate.
“For any governor, eight years is enough,” Hutchison said. “We can’t afford 14 years of one person appointing every state board, agency and commission. It invites patronage. It tempts cronyism.”
Uh- huh. And eighteen years in the Senate doesn’t, Kay?
She flirted with challenging Perry in the 2006 elections, but dropped out in late 2005 after then-Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn got into the race. Hutchison seemed well-positioned against Perry late last year, leading in public opinion polls. But she went silent on state issues this spring while Perry went on a campaign of attacking Washington. He now leads in public polling, though surveys also show a large undecided bloc among GOP primary voters.
And I voted for this lady, and was very happy to do so until she broke her promise on two terms only. One more liar in Congress, right? But today with the Advent of the Tea Parties and the #THRO movement (Throw The Rascals Out!), Kay is now just another RINO trying to hang on.
Also Kay hasn’t said a thing about the Tea Party movement; which I find very disturbing. Perry has appeared at several of them and gotten booed more than once, but you gotta give props to a man who takes his lumps. Plus Rick Perry does crazy, unheard of things like showing up in local churches, or appearing at Community Watch meetings. Very interested in the little guy.
Whatcha done lately, Kay?