Monday, January 12, 2015

Damn you, Texas

Here I was looking forward to a hilarious year-and-a-half watching Republican presidential contenders make fools of themselves, but Texas has already knocked two of the funniest out of the blocks.

The always wacky Ben Carson turns out to be a politician selling snake oil -- sure, they all do, but he sells the veritable stuff for a Texas patent medicine company.

And Mr. Fiscal Responsibility, Rick Perry, is now engulfed in a patronage/corruption/friends scandal that isn't getting much ink outside Houston and Austin, where the Chronicle and the American-Statesman are picking the last shreds of reputation off his bleaching bones. (You'll have to pay to read it in those papers, but here's a taste of the mess from Lubbock.)

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