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Adios, Kay Bailey Hutchison

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Fenian_Bastard, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Gone, baby, gone.

    It is, apparently, no fun being in the minority.
    Texas SportsJournalists.com, is there any Democrat who can make a race of this? And who would the R contenders be? Goodhair doesn;t have a shot, does he?
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Can't ask for anything more than Perry's career eventually laying in smoking ruins. That's the most that can be hoped for, for the ex-republic.
  3. I liked this part:

  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    You said it, buster.

    Me, me, me, me, me . . .
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Do as I say and not as I do, Children.

    Wouldn't being Texas governor be like retirement compared with being a senator?

    Obviously, not much is required as the Shrub seemed vaguely competent in the job.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Karl Rove and the Democratic state house leader ran the state when Bush was guv. Isn't the guv position in Texas all but ceremonial?
  7. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    My dog would have been a better governor than Rick Perry.

    I would ask the question, "How in the ---- did HE get elected?" but then you could ask the same about our beloved prez.
  8. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Yes, most of the power is held by the Lt. Governor.
  9. Legacy of reconstruction, as I recall.
    Anyone on possibilities of a successor?
  10. Dedo

    Dedo Member

    She's probably not stepping down until the 2010 governor's race. If she wins, the governor names someone to step in for the last two years of her Senate term. That person will be able to run as a GOP incumbent in 2012. David Dewhurst, the current Lt. Gov., was thought to be a contender for the 2010 governor's race. Maybe Kay Bailey's move makes Dewhurst think about taking over her Senate seat instead? I'd guess he or Perry would have as good of a chance as anybody.

    As for possible Dem challengers, no one really sticks out. Texas hasn't picked a Dem in a statewide election since 1994, and the guys running against John Cornyn in the 2008 Senate race don't provide much hope of that changing.
  11. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Kinky Friedman is a douche and real progressives should not be duped into wasting energy supporting this narcissistic dickbag's political forays in the future.
  12. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Hey! He got my biological father to leave the GOP. He can't be all bad.
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