This November will Texans Finally Get Smart?
by Peter Stern
While many politicos may see NOT debating as a clever ruse and good move politically, those who opt not to debate are nothing more than COWARDS and un-American. They are going against American tradition of the Lincoln/Douglas debates and honor. If you are meant to win, you should win based on your merit. These days there are few GOOD politicians in the mix. Texans would do well to revamp the system and get rid of lackluster special interest incumbents. Will it happen? Probably not. This sort of politics has been a mainstay in Texas.
Perry's refusal to debate former Houston Mayor Bill White is yet another indicator of the worthless nature of the governor we have come to know.
Perry and Texas legislators may want teachers to have "incentives" to be good teachers, but how does the "cream" rise to the top in the world of politics? Without viewing the previous actions of incumbents like Perry, who he has appointed to powerful jobs and without having debates and listening to responses, there is no cream rising to the top. We get the dregs of the community as our representatives.
Gov. Perry is little more than a worthless scoundrel, a player of political and media drama, a crusher of Texas lives and dreams, and a man who opts to live surrounded by his own lies. The people of Texas need a new Governor because the old one is useless to us. Texans deserve a real Governor.