Friday, September 25, 2020

Crenshaw's another Abbott

"For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect."
Matthew 24:24

Soo...this happened:

We're not gonna lie.  The first time through, Crenshaw's video has a certain...emotional appeal.   The more we think about it, however, the more its utter, total, and complete lack of substance stands out.  Textbook political psuedo-event.

Which got us thinking.

Can you name another prominent Texas politician who:
  • Has a compelling life story at least the first 7 zillion times you hear it?!?
  • Is reasonably well spoken?!?
  • Prefers psuedo-events to substance?!?

  • Rarely does anything (at least anything good)?!?
Obviously, the title of this blog post gives that answer away.

Greg Abbott spent years cultivating an image.  In that effort, he was successful for a long time.  Eventually, however, Greg Abbott actually had to do his actual job in a public setting.  When that happened, Abbott's image melted away.

Dan Crenshaw today is in the same place Greg Abbott was five or six years ago.

He's going to follow the same trajectory.

It's a matter of time.  We don't know how much.  But, eventually....

We just hope he doesn't get promoted too far too quickly before then.

Bottom Line: We don't care which metaphor you choose.  Hat and cattle works.  Likewise, sizzle and steak.  But the similarities are obvious.

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