March 29, 2005
The Hillary Menace grows

And the furious debate over whether Kay Bailey or Little Ricky hates Hillary Clinton with more fervor continues on.

A week after Gov. Rick Perry's campaign tried to link one of his potential GOP primary rivals to U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a 1993 letter emerged in which Perry called Clinton's efforts at health care reform "commendable."


On Monday, Hutchison's campaign aides said the Perry letter to Clinton showed he was a hypocrite in making the videotape.

"It's a double standard. It's the ultimate in hypocrisy," said Hutchison campaign manger Terry Sullivan.

"I'm glad to see in at least some instances the governor is willing to reach across party lines," he said. "Unfortunately, it's for Hillary Clinton's socialized medicine plan."

Perry campaign manager Luis Saenz said there is no comparison between Perry writing a letter on behalf of his constituents in 1993 and Hutchison accepting praise in person from "a rather liberal New York senator."

It's gonna be like this all the way through the primary, isn't it?

The story states that Perry's letter to Hillary isn't quite in the same boat as KBH's kissy-kissy video. Frankly, I don't care. The whole thing is stupid. We're all in danger of losing IQ points just by being forced to acknowledge the existence of this inane kabuki dance. Jim D has about the right response, as did the Star Telegram to Perry's initial salvo and his lackey's lies about it (via PerryVsWorld).

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 29, 2005 to Election 2006 | TrackBack

This Inane Kabuki Dance would be a great name for a blog...

Posted by: Michael on March 29, 2005 10:44 AM

And you wondered why Clay Robison's Austin bureau wasn't actually covering HB 789 more thoroughly?

There's more important news to cover, obviously!


Posted by: kevin whited on March 29, 2005 10:57 AM

Yes, it's nice to see that the probable next Governor of this great state will be decided on such urgent and pressing issues, rather than nitpicky details like public education or children's health.

Posted by: Mathwiz on March 29, 2005 2:15 PM