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Once again, from the “Even Kay doesn’t know what Kay is going to do” files

I hate to say “I told you so”…actually, scratch that. I don’t hate it at all. And in the matter of when will Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison resign her Senate seat to run for Governor, all I can say is I told you so.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison suggested on conservative radio host Mark Davis’ show this morning that she might put off her resignation from the US Senate once again.

“I am going to leave,” Hutchison told Davis on WBAP/820 AM. “I think it’s important that I do everything I can when there are such huge issues and I haven’t been able to set that deadline which I know is something a lot of people are looking at to determine what other possibilities there might be,”

Davis asked if she might stay in her seat until the end of the year.

“I can’t say anything right now because I don’t know,” Hutchison said. “Every day in Washington, some new bad thing is coming up.”

Davis pushed further, asking if she might stay in the Senate through next year’s March primary.

“Well, a lot of people are suggesting that,” Hutchison said. “That’s not what I want to do. That’s not what I intend to do but…right now I want to just see what comes next. When is healthcare finished? I want to stay and fight with every bone in my body against the government takeover of healthcare.”

Hutchison announced in July, also on Davis’ show, that she would step down from her Senate seat sometime in October or November in order to devote herself to her campaign for governor.

Hutchison told Davis today it “bothers” her how many public officials’ political plans are up in the air while they wait for her to step down.

Afterward, Davis told his listeners he was skeptical Hutchison would let go of her seat before year’s end.

“I think that October/November time frame is gone,” Davis said.

Say it with me now: Nobody knows what KBH will do. She may still resign – eventually, when she gets around to it – but until someone has a piece of paper with her Senate letterhead and signature and the words “I hereby resign” on it, it’s all sound and fury. BOR has more, and a statement from Hank Gilbert is beneath the fold.

Hank Gilbert, Democratic Candidate for Texas Governor, Tuesday afternoon expressed little shock that U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison once again broke a promise to Texans.

“First she said she would resign in October or November. Now, she is saying she doesn’t know when or if she will resign. Texas voters could get more trustworthy answers from a Magic Eight Ball than from Senator Hutchison,” Gilbert said.

Gilbert also pointed out this wasn’t the first promise Hutchison had broken to Texas voters, and that it probably won’t be her last. Gilbert noted that Hutchison, when first elected to the United States Senate in 1993, promised to only serve two terms. Hutchison is presently in her third term in the U.S. Senate.

“First she said she’d serve two terms and leave the Senate. Now she is going back on her word about resigning. Is there any promise Kay Bailey Hutchison won’t break for the sake of personal convenience,” Gilbert asked. “In my experience, your word should be your bond. Evidently Senator Hutchison has been in Washington so long that she doesn’t remember that a Texan’s word is a Texan’s bond,” Gilbert said.

“If she is breaking her promises now, what do Texans have to look forward to if she becomes governor but more broken promises,” Gilbert continued.

Additionally, Gilbert said Hutchison’s claim that she wanted to stay in the Senate long enough to fight President Obama’s health care plan was bad for Texans.

“If you take what Senator Hutchison says for what it really means, our senior United States Senator is telling Texans that she wants to stay in the Senate solely because she wants to make sure that Texans see no improvement in healthcare whatsoever. Staying in office to maintain the status quo is not a good reason to stay in office. Texans are sick and tired of the status quo. All Hutchison wants to do is stay in office in order to maintain the status quo of a sick system that is failing the 47 million Americans without health insurance, but benefitting her donors from the insurance industry,” Gilbert said.

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4 Comments

  1. […] from BOR, Kay Bailey Hutchison Waffles Again on Senate Resignation, and Kuff, Once again, from the “Even Kay doesn’t know what Kay is going to do” files. It’ll be interesting to see what’s happening if she still hasn’t resigned as the […]

  2. Kylie Minogue Fan says:

    KBH is a joke. I hate to stereotype, but it is a woman’s prerogative to change her mind. She is filling that stereotype.

  3. […] oft-stated commitment to resign her seat and run for Governor – Lord knows, she makes it oh so easy – but maybe she really is about to prove me wrong. I still won’t believe it till I see […]

  4. […] when “some time in October or November” became “I may stay till the end of the year“? Good times. Now will someone please tell me why I should believe her “I’ll step […]