Friday, July 12, 2019

An underappreciated difference between Rick Perry and Greg Abbott

"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan."
Proverbs 29:2

Obviously, we've said our piece about this situation between Abbott and council.  Abbott making empty threats is the worst of all worlds.  It inflames and emboldens council, but the rest of us see no relief.

It's incredibly frustrating.

Earlier today, however, we realized something: Rick Perry would have never put up with this crap.

Don't get us wrong: There's a very good chance Rick Perry might have ignored it.

However, had Rick Perry chosen to engage, he would back up his talk.  Following the level of insolence and lip Abbott's received from council, had Rick Perry been in a similar situation Perry would have called a special just to remind everyone he could.  Manhood, whipping it out, and what not....

The truth about both Perry and Abbott, of course, is that they both were/are absentee governors.  Both were/are more interesting in grandstanding on national issues than doing the job of governor.  But at least Rick Perry, bless his heart, played to win on the days he showed up as governor.

Bottom Line: Win the fight.  Or avoid the fight.  That's a lesson our current governor could learn from his predecessor.

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