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In case Greg Abbott just isn’t right-wing enough for you

Meet his latest challenger.

I just felt like including a Bloom County strip

I just felt like including a Bloom County strip

A tea party activist and frequent guest on Fox News has entered the race for governor in Texas, offering an alternative on the right of frontrunner Greg Abbott.

Lisa Fritsch, an author and conservative radio host from Austin, announced Tuesday at a hamburger restaurant in Austin that she is seeking the GOP nomination in next year’s gubernatorial primary.

Abbott, the state attorney general, and former state Republican chairman Tom Pauken are already in the race. Both men have appealed to conservative tea party voters in the GOP.Abbott has made a particularly strong pitch to the party’s right wing, touting his opposition to the Obama administration and support for gun rights and the 10 Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds

Fritsch took aim at the state’s Republican establishment, saying her priorities would be school choice, economic growth and curbing the influence of special interests that have benefited under the long-standing GOP political rule in Texas.

“It is time for us to be energized by a leader who inspires true change from the old guard and who calls us towards a united Texas, a Texas where we lead because we are called to serve and not simply because it is the natural tide of our own political ambition,” she said.

Whatever. It’s just a matter of time before someone else jumps in because this person isn’t right-wing enough for them. As a math major, I recognize that what this means is that “conservatism”, as defined by folks like Lisa Fritsch, is an open set. This means that while you can get as close as you want to the endpoint, which in this case is ideal, unspoiled “conservatism”, but you can never get there, and there will always be an infinite amount of space between where you are and where the endpoint is. Whoever said that higher math had no application to real life?

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  1. Ahh, another candidate blaming god for their own political decisions. http://www.statesman.com/weblogs/first-reading/2013/oct/08/lisa-fritsch-called-run-governor/

    Guess that leaves Medina free to run for comptroller.