RedState has a great article that very succinctly summarizes the differences between the Republican contenders in the upcoming Texas gubernatorial primary.
This past Friday, the Wall Street Journal ran an article entitled “Fiscal Conservatism and the Soul of the GOP,” centered around an interview of Governor Perry. In that article, the Governor outlines his view of the current state of affairs and of the appropriate path forward… for Texas and for the nation. It is absolutely rich with solid, well articulated conservative position. For example, he acknowledges that the reason the GOP has “been hurting” is that “they spent too much money. They acted like Democrats.” He gets quite specific, stating “When they passed that pharmaceutical bill for everybody forever—I mean, one of the most expensive entitlement programs that this country’s ever seen before—we started on the road to hell.” Amen.
Finally, even if we accept her arguments (which we should not), the bigger point here is the fact that what she wrote is absolutely dripping with Washington-itis. That disease of all diseases… After criticizing the Governor for taking the money described above, she said “so this anti-Washington rhetoric seems a little hypocritical.” (Just picture her stamping her feet really hard when saying it.) Then, she goes on to defend Washington… asking rhetorically where the Governor was going for a loan, and answering “Washington, D.C.”
Great article with excellent research from the kinds of articles most folks don’t read usually — which is what makes RedState so great.
Kay has already lost the primary; she still doesn’t realize all the rules have changed. Another great reason for her to resign her Senate seat now; it could only reinforce her committment to the race, and Perry could appoint a real Texan to represent us in Washington.
Actually, Barbara Bush would be a good choice.