FRI brief 5.13.22
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GEORGE P. BUSH won’t sue rogue government agencies that violate state law.
It’s a strange gaffe from Bush, whose entire campaign has been premised around the idea that he could more effectively pursue various conservative initiatives than the incumbent. However, he’s saying he won’t attempt them at all.
Were (God forbid) Bush to win this race, it wouldn’t be surprising if he governed this way. But what does he gain by saying this out loud less than two weeks before the runoff?
Bush seems tired and annoyed to be in this position. The family dynasty is about to die on his watch. For a family with the Bushes’ sense of generational entitlement, that’s unfathomable.
Now, he’s blindly opposing Paxton, without a coherent strategy beyond that. Based on Bush’s behavior in recent weeks, it doesn’t take a genius to see that he **HATES** Paxton.
That being said, P’s quote reminds us of this family classic.
Imagine a world where the Bushes shuffle off into irrelevance. That world is, potentially, eleven days away. (AC)
ROUND ROCK ISD is getting sued over violating the constitutional rights of its citizens. This is the latest twist in the various drama/scandals that have plagued the district for the past year.
Most noteworthy, the plaintiffs are represented by Warren Norred. A longtime conservative activist who served on the SREC, Norred has a long history of successful litigation against petty tyrants.
STEPHANIE KLICK must be in serious jeopardy of losing her run-off.
She’s bizarrely attacking her opponent David Lowe for purchasing a domain with the word sex in it a decade ago. Lowe was an amateur domain broker, something only a failing candidate like Klick could/would conflate with being a sex trafficker.
Anyway, this late in the cycle, there are a couple of reasons for this type of behavior. First, none of their former lines of attack were working. Alternatively, her team just discovered the aged domain name purchase and got it out as soon as they could.
These two possibilities aren’t mutually exclusive. If they were digging this late in the game, it bolsters the first suggestion.
A SOCIAL MEDIA LAW that claims to stop viewpoint discrimination against conservatives will be allowed to take effect while litigation proceeds.
It’s not a secret that tech giants want to suppress conservative political speech. That’s obviously not good. Still, it’s hard to shake the feeling that the law the Texas legislature passed the last session will devolve into a hot mess of unintended consequences.
For better or worse, we shall see.
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