The House just had its daily leg stretch and heehaw. This one over designating an official flag for the governor.The things our legislature bothers themselves with... I tend to agree that it looks a little bit like Russia's flag, but not really. If it has Texas significance, it has Texas significance.
House Democratic Leader Jim Dunnam of Waco, offered a bill proposing a red, white and blue flag dating to 1839 and the Republic of Texas (right). Dunnam said, "I think he should have a flag." Gov. Rick Perry has failed to issue an order specifying one.
Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, said Dunnam's proposed flag looks too much like the current flag of Russia (left). Though Dunnam pleaded that Russia imitated the Republic of Texas, King swayed House members to substitute a blue flag with stars and a seal for Dunnam's 1839 pilot flag of the Republic of Texas.
"Members, vote for America, not Russia," King said.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Does Rick need a special flag just for him?
The legislature recently debated this important issue (link). Here is the story...
A Russian website picked up on this story and put out the headline, "Texas governor refuses to fly Russian flag." Rick didn't really have anything to do with the decision, but I guess that will bring in more eyes.
Instead of the flags above, the House settled on this one (link)...