What fun. As I predicted in early December, when Bill White announced his plans to drop his plans to run for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s unvacated Senate seat, The Chron has a story today about how some known Republican “stalwarts” who backed Kay Bailey’s failed primary challenge to entrenched Gov. Rick Perry are now announcing their support for Bill White.
The ones, that is, that are not afraid of a Perry backlash should he succeed in November, an outcome that is looking less likely each day. There are others who are not letting their names be known that won’t come out for White publicly until it looks a little better for him.
These are the ones who search for efficacy. The ones who will be moved to run red lights when they see that others do it without any consequence or penalty.
As time goes by, and as Perry aligns himself more and more to the rightwing extremists of his party, this is an inevitability.
And oh yes, in case you don’t go over and read the article here is my favorite quote from one of Bill White’s new GOP supporters:
“‘I realized he (Perry) supports his campaign contributors and not the people of Texas,’ said Mitchell, who voted for Perry in his previous campaigns. ‘You know how he said that oil spill was an act of God? He would rather blame God than his campaign contributors.’”