Having lived in the state all of my adult life, I watched its evolution from a Democratic to a Republican dominated state. And it has been painful because I am a progressive Democrat. And my Republican governor has decided to run for POTUS. Here are a few items to help you understand why I am embarrassed by his attempt.
The loner from the Lone Star state - I have taken this paragraph from CQ Homeland Security Behind the Lines for Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 — 3 P.M. By David C. Morrison, Special to Congressional Quarterly. To quote:
In the end, Perry’s forgetfulness squares well with his well-noted disdain for Washington, D.C. And Washington doesn’t have much to offer in return. He hasn’t pursued congressional endorsements with much vigor, and the federal workforce is an unlikely base of support for a candidate who makes no bones about his desire to shrink the government drastically.
It has gone from bad to worse - This is from David Hawkings at Congressional Quarterly [Nov. 8, 2011] To quote:
My senator, Kay Bailey Hutchison Stands by Criticism of Perry. The story is by Melanie Starkey [from Roll Call Politics, Nov. 7, 2011]
In conclusion, we know our governor will return before long, a bit chastened, I fear. But I predict he will glad to be home, glad to be out of the blinding glare of national Republican politics.