Thank Buddha, Or God, Or Xenu: We Don't Have To Endure Another Month Of Perry Vs. Kay
The least surprising primary night in a long time has....lived up to its non-surprisedness.
Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in the state's history, succeeded in painting someone else as an incumbent.
And let's just say Perry has staked out his claim to the 2012 GOP presidential nomination -- his acceptance speech was full of the idiotic tea-party crap, sure, but...the Texas governor talking about New Jersey? Dude has his sights set on bigger things.
There's no way in the world that Perry's brand of wing-nuttiness will prevail in 2012 or any other time -- unless you liked the administration of President Barry Goldwater -- but boy, tonight's speech left no doubt about Perry's plans to be a player in GOP politics in the coming years.
University of Houston Cougars Football vs. Louisville Cardinals College Football
TicketsThu., Nov. 17, 7:00pm
Rice University Owls Football vs. UTEP Miner Football
TicketsSat., Nov. 19, 11:00am
SWAC Football Championship
TicketsSat., Dec. 3, 3:00pm
TicketsSat., Jan. 7, 7:00pm
Maybe he'll even break 50 percent in the general election this year.
There don't seem to be many upsets or surprises in the election returns tonight, unless you thought Kinky Friedman had a chance.
Sheila Jackson Lee easily repelled two challengers, thanks to a last-second Obama endorsement, and Bill White somehow found the strength to defeat Farouk Shami.
In other words -- only Bill White stand between President Rick Perry?
We shdder to think.
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.