It has been said that all politics is local.
And so it is.
I have had some issues with whom to vote for in the upcoming Texas gubernatorial elections. Especially with the Republican primary coming up and Debra Medina gaining fast on current Governor Rick Perry.
Insurgent Republican candidate Debra Medina was a asked a question by Glenn Beck on his radio show if she would deny that there was any government role in 9/11 and she hedged.
Mr. Beck followed up with a direct question and she still hedged.
Debra Medina instantaneously identified herself with the 9/11 Truther movement whether she wanted to or not.
I read the transcripts first and it was damning.
I contacted a high level staff member in her campaign and I got a similar response of hedging the answer.
Because of this I have ruled out the possibility that I will cast a vote for Debra Medina. Her lone star more-conservative-than-Rick Perry campaign is done and over with.
Yes, what does 9/11 have to do Texas? Here in the South Texans may be loyal Texans, but we are also die-hard red-blooded Americans and what happened that Tuesday morning on 9/11 resonates deep in Texas.
Knowing right from wrong is a natural instinct to most Texans. To hear Debra Medina not say “No” or “Absolutely No” to the question if there was any role the U.S. government played in 9/11 falls short of what an American, what a Texan is.
Those listening to the Glenn Beck show and heard the Debra Medina fail to answer with a “no” or “absolutely no” witnessed a textbook case of political hara kiri.
This is no place for nuance. We’re Americans, not sophisticated, blue-blood, silver-spooned, over-educated school professor.
You’re running for governor of Texas.
For goodness sake our model governor is George W. Bush! Not Barack “Harvard-educated” Obama.
You know right from wrong without hesitation. You know who you are, what you stand for, with confidence and resolve.
There is video of Osama bin Laden taking credit for ordering and executing the attack on the Twin Towers. Paper trails, phone calls, and primary witness information that unequivocally point to 19 Muslim hijackers who rammed three planes into American targets in New York city and Washington, D.C.
They didn’t work for the postal service.
It’s pointless convincing Truthers, but most of you all would understand.
Debra Medina did have a follow up response on her campaign website, but it is too little too late.
I will be voting for Rick Perry.