I heard from one of those folks this week. To be fair the woman in question is no doubt very intelligent. I'm sure she has a degree or two, probably even from the University of Texas down in Austin. But what she didn't have was a lot of common sense.
Back on September 7th, a mere 19 days ago I posted a blog citing the unTexan things about me.
In that post one will find this line ...
"Certainly better than than the funeral director/car salesman of a leader we have had since the day George Junior vacated office."
George Junior of course being the President before our current one. The funeral director/car salesmen referring to our current Governor who is seeking reelection this November. His name is Rick Perry and he looks like this ...
I am not a fan.
For one he has already been in office a full decade and that is too long for anyone to serve int that role. career politicians go against my grain.
Perry has been the chief proponent for the $145 billion dollar the Trans-Texas Corridor, a project which I personally am against for a multitude of reasons.
There are other issues I have with Perry and his politics but in the end he reminds me more of a Close-the-deal-at-all-Costs kind of salesman than a leader. Thus my original comment.
Perry started his political career billing himself as a Democrat. inn 1989 he hopped over to the Republican party. I myself am an independent with closer ideals to the Libertarians than anywhere else.
So I found it downright hilarious when I opened an email from a lady who began by saying she was a big fan of my blog. she went on to identify herself as a regional field director for Perry's campaign. She stated that as "an important outspoken voice for Texas and Texans" I would be doing my state a service if I blogged my support for Perry's reelection.
Funny how as a big fan she missed my comments about her boss a scant sixteen days before her email.
Now don't get me wrong I'm quite flattered that such high ranking officials even know this blog exists. And I ain't gonna lie. Being referred to as an "an important outspoken voice for Texas and Texans" warms the cockles of my heart. But the fact this woman had done next to no research kind of ruins her credibility on all other matters.
I thought about responding as if I too am a career politician.
Dear Ms, Research Queen,
I am flattered that you find my humble home in the blogosphere worthy of such an honor as endorsing your candidate. Being that I posses such an important and and outspoken voice, your words not mine but may I suggest the addition of valuable I feel it is in my best interest to decline your proposal as I must concentrate on the marketing of my latest writing endeavor.
Unless of course I was suddenly to find a book deal, with a sizable advance and substantial royalty rate. I am sure it would be a mere coincidence if one of Mr. Perry's donors owned said company, or in some way held sway over the powers that be that make said decisions.
Should that book deal materialize I would suddenly be filled with kind words about your candidate, but if not I am afraid my muse will remain forever busy partaking in Willie Nelson's herbal therapy classes.
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