Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rick writes book about Boy Scouts, Kay counters with column on website.

Rick was one of those nerdy Aggie kids who was always perfect and annoying growing up-- a real Eagle Scout type. Kind of the teacher's pet. Just someone really easy to hate for no good reason at all.

He wrote an entire book about the Boy Scouts (link). It's called "On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts Are Worth Fighting for."

I have never read it, but I assume it has stories of his time as a Boy Scout, anecdotes about how the ACLU sucks, and some overall sappiness that I am just not prepared for anymore at this stage of my life.

It's a whole book, though. He wrote an entire flipping book about Boy Scouts. From what I know, Rick has never written any other books, although he has read at least one book in his life according to his Twitter feed (link).

Kay must have seen some polling this week of the Scouting families of Texas that showed some sort of deficit, because she took the initiative and wrote a few hundred words for her weekly column on... (WAIT FOR IT)... Scouting (link). Excerpt follows:
Over the years, in addition to emphasizing service, both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts have fostered citizenship, fitness, and character by nurturing a love for the outdoors. Nowadays, in addition to hiking, canoeing and knot tying, scouts learn robotics, business and budgeting tips, Internet techniques, and the importance of math, science, and technology.

In recognition of the important role they play in our society, I co-sponsored legislation in the Senate to mint Centennial coins for both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts as they each approach their respective hundredth anniversaries. As they modernize and diversify in their quest to train tomorrow’s stars, let us thank them for their bountiful contributions to our country.
Rick and Kay. Fighting for every last Scouting vote in Texas.

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