I won’t go into why Rick Perry sucks so much – I can just provide you with a link to the article while he basically says that he doesn’t have to do what the government says because being forced to let “patients shop for insurance or expand the government health care program” is apparently wrong and “brazen intrusions into the sovereignty of our state.” Uh-huh. But funneling TIF money into his own little slush is just a personal brazen intrusion and therefore all good for him. (I’ll stop screaming about it now…my throat does hurt.)
So while Perry tries to keep the poor from getting health care, Republican candidates in Houston for the position of Sheriff (wait, let’s look at that again – SHERIFF!) have histories that include domestic violence and abuse of power.
My favorite one? The sheriff who was arrested for beating his wife, she reported it, he lied and was caught on a lie detector test (his response – “polygraphs are investigative tools, and they’re not accepted in one court in this land”). She later retracted it because officers came to her office and intimidated her.
Wow. Way to go, law enforcement!
Honestly, I mostly love Texas. Guns. Heat. Violent sheriffs. What more can a girl ask for?