I read on Talking Points Memo that creepy-crazy-disciplinarian senator and Fox Nazi Channel fave Kay Bailey Hutchison is not running for re-election in the next senate race, and may be gearing up for a run at the governorship. Holy shit.
Her remarks re the governor's race in 2010: "It's too early to be gearing up. I don't want to peak in 2007 for a 2010 race. Would I like to do it? Yes. A lot of things have to happen to make it a reality. You can't plan that far ahead with certainty." (Quoted on TPM)
The whole idea of her running for governor of TX and then potentially using that as a springboard to bigger things (the woman is nothing if not politically ambitious) is almost as frightening as GW doing it.
Okay, let's look at the history of old KBH and see what we've got:
1. Once pinched an aide's arm--hard--and threw a book at another aide for doing something she did not approve of. Apparently, this is common practice under her strict regime, where her batshit-crazy temper gets the best of her.
2. Used state employees and resources for her own political activities, then ordered documentation shredded; however, the case was conveniently bounced on a technicality. She could've (and by many accounts should've) gone to jail, were it not for DA Ronnie Earle's weirdness over the case. He took a ton of heat for daring to go after her at all; it was "ungentlemanly" in most Texans' eyes. (I'm rolling my eyes right now.)
3. She's a republican. From Texas. Need I say more?
Look out, my old home state. Look out.