Comment of the Day: The Tea Party and Secession
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.
So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.
This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.
Yesterday we noted how State Rep Leo Berman, the man who's introduced a birther bill, is sponsoring a rally on the capitol steps that calls for Texas to secede from the Union.
Berman told us he was just allowing the group to be heard and did not agree with secession, and that he would do the same for any group, except pro-choice people.
One of our readers wondered why other Texas Republicans didn't put Berman straight.
I would have thought that by now, our state's AG would have quietly told Berman to smarten up and stand down. But doing any such thing would require that Abbott run the risk of offending members of the Texas Tea Party. That's a non-starter.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.
- How Ken Paxton Became the New Supervillain of Texas Politics
Sat., Sep. 5, 12:00am
Sat., Sep. 5, 12:00pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 2:30pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 6:00pm
- Texas A&M Finds Radioactive Thingy it Lost The Other Week
- Does Houston Have the Right to Enforce Clean Air Laws? The Texas Supreme Court Will Decide