Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bootlegger's Boy Barry Switzer raising dough for Rick...

Barry Switzer is not only a National Championship winner for OU and a Super Bowl winner for the Dallas Cowboys, he is a Rick fan. Jason Embry was the first to have this scoop (link). Excerpt follows...

Former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer will host a fundraiser for Gov. Rick Perry the weekend of Nov. 14 at Switzer’s home in Norman.

That same weekend, the Sooners are hosting Texas A&M in football. Presumably the coach and the governor, who is a former Aggie yell leader, will take different sides in that one.

Football “is an area where they can have a disagreement,” Perry spokesman Mark Miner said.

Miner said Perry’s fellow Aggies shouldn’t be alarmed. “Coach Switzer is a supporter of the governor,” he said. “Nobody can question the governor’s loyalty to the Aggies.”

Football and politics have intersected at several points during the governor’s race. When Perry’s GOP challenger, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, missed a Senate vote on cutting off funding for the controversial community group ACORN, she was at a fundraiser hosted by former Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach.

This is practically a nightmare for fans of the Texas Longhorns. It almost sounds like the beginning of a really bad joke.

An Aggie and a Sooner walk into a fund raiser...

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