At this point you gotta wonder if Kay Bailey Hutchison really, actually, truly wants to be Governor of Texas or not:
AUSTIN — Former vice president Dick Cheney, a longtime acquaintance and supporter of U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, will formally endorse her race for governor against fellow Republican Gov. Rick Perry on Nov. 17.
“I am so pleased,” Hutchison said in a statement Wednesday. “I respect the former vice president so much. We’ve worked together; he knows my record as a conservative in the Senate.”
Baker said Cheney knew Hutchison and her husband, Ray, when he lived in Dallas as the chief executive officer of the oilfield service company Halliburton from 1995 to 2000, when he became then-Gov. George W. Bush’s running mate in the presidential race. Cheney was a donor to Hutchison’s Senate campaigns in the 1990s. Baker said Cheney as vice president also worked with Hutchison on legislation.
“He knows her and knows she’s a true conservative leader,” Baker said.
Other connections between Hutchison and Cheney include former presidential adviser Karl Rove and Dallas fundraiser Jim Francis. Both are “kitchen cabinet” advisers to Hutchison’s campaign. In 2000, Francis headed the Pioneer fundraising effort that helped put Bush in the White House.
“It’s not surprising considering they both worked in Washington for so many years,” Perry spokesman Mark Miner said of the announcement. “The Washington establishment usually sticks together.”
And that’s the real point right there. These guys are all Washington people of the last eight years. Sure Cheney (whom I repsect and admire a great deal) worked for Halliburton and lived in Houston; and Rove and Francis are Texas guys. But they’re also intimately connected with the Bush Administration, who are spotty at best in their Conservative Credentials.
And Conservative Credentials are what’s going to win the day this election. As my previous post noted HERE, the “old-boy” way of doing business is just not going to hack it anymore. The Tea Parties/9-12ers are not blindly voting for the Republican candidate anymore, and this lack of loyalty appears to be extending into the Democraps as well (as witnessed by your humble writer, who is also, nominally, a Democrap.)
And we want people who are NOT Washington Insiders. People who are NOT going to spend all our money, (like when Kay voted for the Stimulus Bill.)
Which makes it fairly obvious from this article — Kay Bailey Just-Doesn’t-Get-It-Yet.
That day’s comin’ – very likely next November 2nd. But it’s coming. Wake up, Kay.