You know it's primary season in Texas by the lame personal attacks on Katrina Pierson:
In 1997, five days before her 21st birthday, Katrina Pierson, then named Katrina Lanette Shaddix, was arrested on a charge of theft of greater than $50 and less than $500.Yawn, although (ironically) a lame personal attack on Katrina helped sink David Dewhurst's 2012 campaign:
Pierson, who is running against Dallas Rep. Pete Sessions in the March 4 Republican primary, acknowledges the mistake. She told police then, and repeated recently, that she was talked into shoplifting by a friend.
“Like an idiot, I went along for the ride,” Pierson said in a recent interview.
She and the other woman were accused of trying to lift nine pieces of women’s clothing from a J.C. Penney store in Plano. They stuffed the clothes into shoe boxes in a clumsy, failed heist.
According to a Plano police report, Pierson said she and the woman with her, Laura Elizabeth Nelson, told police they needed the clothes for jobs they were trying to obtain.
A conservative activist from Garland who appeared in GOP Senate hopeful Ted Cruz’s first TV spot called a decorated, wounded military veteran “deformed” in a comment on Twitter on Saturday.Substitute the name Sessions for Dewhurst and Adrian Murray's response from 2012 remains apt:
Katrina Pierson also protested that Cruz rival David Dewhurst was exploiting medically retired Marine Capt. Daniel P. “Dan” Moran of Cypress, by featuring him in the lieutenant governor’s introductory video at the state Republican convention in Fort Worth.
She said, though, that her grandfather, an Army combat veteran of the Korean war, told her that “any time they use vets in a political situation like that, it was very hurtful.” She said she doesn’t back down from opining that Dewhurst’s video was “in real poor taste.” And Pierson noted that Moran was appointed to the Veterans Commission by Gov. Rick Perry, which required Senate confirmation. Dewhurst presides over the Senate.
Is this amateur hour in the Dewhurst campaign bunker?If Pete Sessions 2014 is determined to repeat Dewhurst's 2012 campaign, at least we'll know for sure if Katrina is a secret red Chinese tire manufacturer....
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