My morning ritual consists of getting a big cup of coffee, going outside to have a smoke & reading the editorial page in the Chronicle. More often than not, the letters frustrate me.
Such was not the case this morning thanks to John Grothues who wrote in about the principled stands our esteemed politicians such as Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison have been taking over ‘pork’ here lately.
Sounds like Kay Bailey Hutchison’s got some ’splainin’ to do! Oh, I don’t mean the part about speaking out and voting against the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, but then taking credit for millions of dollars in pork that came to Texas. We Texans expect our senators to take a principled stance against pork while they bring home the bacon! Shoot, that ain’t hypocrisy, that’s good politics.
The part that bothers me is how little she got — only $54 million for the entire Houston area. That bacon’s so small you can’t even smell it. Yes, it is better than nothing, and yes the very few who got something do appreciate it; but, I’m sorry, we expect better than that from our senators.
If that’s the best she’s got, I suggest that she give up her chair in the Senate, and do something she can’t mess up, something really useless, something where the expectations are so low as to be non-existent. Hmmm. Let’s see — I got it! She ought to run for governor of Texas.
It brought a grin to my face, especially the bolded part. It’s nice to be reminded that it’s alright to grin over the hypocrisy.