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 Worth’s own U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison against longtime king-o-the-world Gov. Rick Perry in the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.

Here’s his TV commercial praising her Kayness:


But a new poll shows Perry increasing his lead over Hutchison with a month before the primary, and longshot candidate Debra Medina making a surprising surge.

It’s hard not to root for Medina. She’s variously described as a small business owner, activist, registered nurse, and “spoiler.” Best of all she’s an outsider compared to the usual career politicians that become too slick for their own good — or, more importantly, for our own good.


  1. Medina advocates packing heat freely: to the restaurant, to the gym, to the grocery store. Only in Texas could someone as paranoid, delusional, and hungry for the populist vote be taken seriously as a gubernatorial candidate. At least Kinky wrote damn-good country songs.

  2. Medina only advocates people taking guns where the property owners allow it. She has a strong stance on property rights, and believes property owners, not the government should make rules their own property.

    Currently ELEVEN state allow open carry, and THIRTEEN more allow it with a premit. Almost half the states in the US allow open carry, yet we don’t see gunfights at Tom Thumb. Why should Texas (of all states) have a MORE restrictive policy on guns?