Michael Williams on the Gulf Oil Spill.

    I had the opportunity to talk with Texas Railroad Commissioner* Michael Williams (R) today on the spill in the Gulf: It’s a shame that he’s not a Senator right now, but it’s always a pleasure to talk with Mike. Moe Lane *For those unaware: the RRC doesn’t involve itself with railroads; it oversees Texan energy development. Hence the interview subject. Crossposted to Moe Lane.

    Michael Williams on the Gulf Oil Spill.

    I had the opportunity to talk with Texas Railroad Commissioner* Michael Williams (R) today on the spill in the Gulf: It’s a shame that he’s not a Senator right now, but it’s always a pleasure to talk with Mike. Moe Lane *For those unaware: the RRC doesn’t involve itself with railroads; it oversees Texan energy development. Hence the interview subject. Crossposted to Moe Lane.

    5 Guiding Principles to Properly Address Illegal Immigration

    Passions have been high lately regarding the push in AZ and TX legislating state enforcement of immigration law.  On the one hand, every country, especially one facing hard economic times, has a right to reasonable immigration laws and to enforce them. Its simple and straightforward, and the economic impact on those who lose jobs they would have but for the illegal immigration are unjustly being | Read More »

    Rick Perry Drops Coyote With His Trusty .380

    Texas Governor Rick Perry used his laser sighted revolver to shoot and kill a coyote that emerged from the brush during Perry’s Tuesday evening jog. See the WaPo write-up here. “Don’t attack my dog or you might get shot … if you’re a coyote,” Perry said, referring to his daughter’s Lab that was along for the run. Houston mayor Bill White, Perry’s Democrat challenger for | Read More »

    Rick Perry – Saying the Right Things

    There is a great deal of angst about the state of affairs in Washington these days – and more books, websites, posts, tweets and opinions generally about what to do about it. But for the most part, for a host of reasons, most of those opinions focus on Washington itself. But not – at least not for today – those of Texas Governor Rick Perry. | Read More »

    Don’t write Perry onto the Presidential ticket yet

    Do southerners do well in Presidential elections? Two of the last three Democrats to win were southern Governors, and the last two Republicans to win were Texans. That’s all some need to pencil in Rick Perry, two and a half term successor to George W. Bush, as a likely Republican nominee in 2012. The latest from Rasmussen suggests his run for a third full term | Read More »

    Pesach Sameach, y’all.

    I know that Erick declared an open thread already. On the other hand, this video (shamelessly stolen from Wizbang) abruptly became made of Pure Awesome: Trust me, you’ll know when. A happy Passover to our readers.

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    A note from Congressman Randy Neugebauer

    Congressman Neugebauer sent along the note below and asked if I’d post it. Gladly. I also sent him $30.00 yesterday. — Erick I am Randy Neugebauer, the Congressman who said the Democrat’s health care bill is a baby-killer. Now, Democrats are demanding that I apologize for it. I think Red State is a good place to respond to that request, and Erick Erickson was kind | Read More »

    2010 US House Pickups in Texas

    Texas has 32 House seats, and 12 of these are currently held by a D. There will be a run-off GOP primary on April 13th for six of these twelve. We have a name for a GOP candidate in the 2010 general election for the other six seats. Below is a table where I list these House seats and order them by what I consider | Read More »

    Texas and New Jersey: perfect together.

    The New Ledger sat down with Governor Rick Perry a few weeks ago, and in the course of talking about Perry’s success (and his working principles of governing) came this exchange: TNL: …do you think Republicans will win if they embrace that sort of approach in other states with all their challenges? And what does that look like? Perry: Well, look at a state like | Read More »

    Texas Governor Primary: A Postmortem

    Rick Perry has governed for over nine years. Kay Bailey Hutchison has been a U.S. Senator for over sixteen. Perry began in dire straits: it appeared as though Sen. Hutchison could oust him with a 10-15% margin. Hutchison teetered–to her campaign’s significant disadvantage–on her decision to resign from the Senate or not, and when. Enter Debra Medina, who gained slowly but steadily in the polls. | Read More »

    Will Kay Bailey Hutchison Now Leave Washington?

    Governor Rick Perry delivered a crushing blow to Kay Bailey Hutchison in the Texas GOP primary tonight. Senator Hutchison never gave a compelling reason to turn out Texas’s longest serving governor other than that it was her turn. The selfishness in Hutchison’s campaign rubbed Texas voters the wrong way and the disastrous campaign that ensued did her no favors. Remarkably, Texas’s longest serving governor was | Read More »

    The Eyes of Texas on Congress

    Texas has the first of the congressional primaries taking place this Tuesday, and there are a few interesting races to keep your radar screen.  The first race is the District 4 race.  The incumbant, Ralph Hall, is a former Democrat who became a Republican and has served the district for many years.  One of the issues he has been facing is a constituency that wonders whether he | Read More »

    Will KBH Bow Out For the Good of Texas?

    Next Tuesday, Texans will vote in their respective primaries, and all eyes are on the race for the Republican nomination for governor. If no candidate gets 50% of the vote, there will be a run-off between the top two, which will be Governor Perry and Senator Hutchison. Such a run-off will allow Democrat Bill White, who will win the Democrat nomination easily over opponent Farouk | Read More »

    A Gauntlet is thrown down before Olbermann

    [Update: I didn’t scroll far enough] On February 27 most recently radicalized right-wingers will be celebrating a special birthday, the anniversary of the first national tea party, following “The Rant” of Rick Santelli. One group out of Dallas, Texas couldn’t help but notice while Keith Olbermann constantly calls tea party goers “racists” and worse, he’s never actually been to a tea party. How could he | Read More »