Texas Governor Rick Perry has just cinched an unprecedented third term, even though the election won’t be held for nearly a year. He didn’t even have to lift a finger. His GOP primary opponent, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, did all the heavy lifting for him.
Kay Bailey Hutchison, much maligned for campaigning in Texas during the health care debate, boldly announced that she would go to Washington and stay there to fight health care and kill it dead.
Instead, today she accelerated it getting to the Senate floor in a bit of Senate gamesmanship.
Yet now, in an “I was for the filibuster before I was against it” moment reminiscent of John Kerry, Senator Hutchison put out a statement (below in its entirety) that basically implies that her fellow Republican Senators are somehow against the troops. Given that we all know this to be false - is this a case of Senator Hutchison wanting her cake and eating it too? Nooo… it couldn’t be.