Tuesday, January 30, 2018

#TXLEGE: Bailes calling Cook a "prostitute" SHOULD be litmus test for Toxic Capitol Culture....

"And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever."
1 John 2:17

Since the Daily Beast reports about the culture of chronic sexual abuse at the Texas Capitol came out, we're heard a lot of talk about part of the solution is for more women to run for office.  To be honest, this website agrees with a lot of that talk.  So what happens when a young woman runs for the Texas legislature against a male incumbent with a lousy record?!?

Emily Kebodeaux Cook is a well known activist who has worked with Texas Right to Life the past several legislative sessions.  She's currently running against liberal Republican Ernest Bailes for a house seat north of Houston.  This is a textbook case of a young woman running against the corrupt status quo.

So, what did Ernest Bailes call Emily Cook at a candidate forum last night?!?

Ain't that something....

Ironically, we've believed for some time that this race was a good test for those who believe "we need more women in politics."  As stated above, this is a textbook case of a young woman running against a male-dominated status quo.  But, in this case, the male in question happens to be a reliable vote to preserve said status quo who enjoys support from Democrats.

Then the male in question calls the female in question a "prostitute."

Finally, allow us to pre-emptively address the alleged 'substance' of Bailes' remark.  We suspect that, at some point soon, Bailes will try to weasel out of his remark by claiming he misspoke and saying something vague about "special interests."  Well, you can learn everything you need to know about Ernest Bailes' record with special interests here.

As for which candidate in this race is raising more money from special interests, recent campaign finance reports speak for themselves:

Bottom Line: This race was always going to be an interesting test of the philosophical consistency of those who believe 'more women in politics' is (at least part of) the solution to recent scandals.  And that was before the pro-status quo male incumbent called his conservative female challenger a "prostitute."  Won't it be interesting to see the reaction (or lack thereof) in this case....

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