Posts Tagged ‘Rick Perry’

Perry Weasels Out of Debate

Jimmy Fowler
Un-freakin’-believable. It looks like Gov. Goodhair has indeed weaseled his way out of a debate with Democratic rival Bill White because of Perry’s specious demand that White release tax returns from 1993-95 when he was dep...


The “Coward” Ad: Thoughts

Kristian Lin
By now you’ve probably seen the full-page ad, taken in out in various newspapers across Texas yesterday: Whatever you think of our governor, his tactics, or politics in general, this thing sure is attention-grabbing. That...



Kinky Gubernatorial Observations

Jeff Prince
The current edition of Texas Monthly contains a Kinky Friedman column with some funny observations about the gubernatorial election, written by “the only man on earth who’s had the misfortune of running against both...


Perry: Flying Robots Will Save Us

Jimmy Fowler
As you may have heard, Pres. Obama will arrive in North Texas this afternoon to attend an evening fundraiser at the Dallas home of a wealthy Democratic supporter. Gutless Democratic candidate for guv Bill White won’t meet wi...



White vs. Extremist Not Named Perry

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight, while you were busy clearing out the empty beer bottles and the gnawed-on rib bones from the backyard, Democratic guv candidate Bill White talked issues with Libertarian guv candidate Kathie Glass down in Kerrville. He...


Bill White: Grumpy Gus for Guv

Jimmy Fowler
Here’s a good piece from the Texas Observer that breaks down Dem candidate Bill White’s management style as both mayor of Houston and as energy and investment executive. As much detail as the reporting provides on White’s...



Perry’s Got a Gun

Jimmy Fowler
Oh, lord. To borrow a phrase from Pres. Obama: The “silly season” of the Texas governor’s race has officially begun. Rick Perry revealed to the A.P. that he killed a coyote with one smooth shot while jogging in a hilly a...


Hutchison To Stay, Cows To Moo

Jimmy Fowler
The only thing surprising about Kay Bailey Hutchison’s announcement earlier today that she will serve out her Senate term was the brazenness of its explanations. Most people expected she would stay, because most people didn...



Rick Perry Flexes Muscles In Poll

Jeff Prince
Looks like Nolan Ryan hitched his team to a rickety wagon. No…not the Texas Rangers. (Well, ok, the Texas Rangers too, but that’s a different story.) I’m talking about the Texas governor’s race. Ryan backed Fort Wor...


Lowlights of the GOP Gubernatorial Debate

Jimmy Fowler
What was up with that idiotic aw-shucks expression that Rick Perry wore during last night’s GOP gubernatorial primary debate? The raised eyebrows, the squinty eyes, the earnest grin-with-overbite: He looked like he was runnin...