This coming Saturday, 2-20-2010, there is a Big Event in Fort Worth. That being the Tandy Hills Brush Bash 2. Brush Bash 2 runs from 10am til 3pm.
Also taking place on Saturday, at the Fort Worth Stockyards, in the Cowtown Coliseum, is a political event called HIGH NOON COWTOWN.
I have been invited to both events. Very politely invited.
I confess, I've paid no real attention to the Tea Party/It's Time For A Change/High Noon movement, if that's what it is. From my understanding, admittedly likely limited, this group skews to the right and to the somewhat reactionary. I know this is not universally the case, it's just the direction it skews.
Looking at the HIGH NOON COWTOWN website I see this event starts at noon and runs til 3pm. Three hours long, of what appears to be listening to a long list of political candidates, only one of whom I have heard of, Debra Medina, and what I've heard, about her, is not pretty.
Debra Medina is running for Governor of Texas against the current Governor of Texas (it's so bizarre this guy is the governor) Rick Perry and Texas Senator (it's so bizarre this woman is a Senator) Kay Bailey Hutchinson.
What happened to the good old days when Texas gave America politicians like Sam Rayburn, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Barbara Jordan and Anne Richards?
So, Debra Medina was being interviewed by Glen Beck. Beck began inquiring of Medina about something called "9/11 truthers."
Medina was a bit obfuscating, so Beck asked her directly, "Do you believe the government was in any way involved in the bringing down of the World Trade Centers on 9/11?"
Now, anyone, with any common sense, let alone a politician running for office in Texas, would know to instantly respond that that was the stupidest thing they've heard since they don't know when. Or words to that effect.
Instead, Medina said, "I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard. There are some very good arguments, and I think the American people have not seen all of the evidence there, so I have not taken a position on that."
Uh, is this not a your political career is over level of idiotic mistake?
I wish Beck would have asked Ms. Medina if she was a Holocaust Denier.
So, why in the world would this HIGH NOON COWTOWN event have this Medina trainwreck as the last speaker of the day? She can not possibly become the governor of Texas at this point, can she? I would think this woman would be shunned by serious political sorts at this point in time. Not asked to speak at high noon, well, actually closer to 3, in Cowtown.
It's just all very perplexing.