December 1, 2011

Molly would have gone postal by now

In a way I guess it’s a good thing that Molly Ivins died before Guv. Goodhair got into the full swing of his teabagger wingnuttyness. She would have a fit over Perry’s campaigning machinations.

Today’s edition of the Texas Tribune offers up the following….

“As former President George W. Bush prepares for his first post-White House journey to Africa to promote efforts to combat cervical and breast cancer among women there, his home state is struggling to provide the same services to low-income women.”

Ivins, speaking of the Shrub’s Presidency, reminded us that electing such folks to national office invariably leads to bizarre results. “Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention.”

Molly believed Bush 43 to be one of the poorest candidates possible and actively spoke against his candidacy, although though she also believed him to be thoroughly entertaining and took great joy in roasting the sitting Governor. When Bush won the 2000 election and was succeeded by Goodhair, Molly then had two targets of derision.

Now, continuing the Trib article, we find that…

“At the same time, though, Perry proudly points out that he signed a budget that defunds Planned Parenthood. That decision slashed the state’s family planning budget by two-thirds.”

As whacky as GWB was, he makes far better sense than his successor. Never would I have thought that I would ever consider George W. Bush as better than anything or anyone, but then I never would have believed that my beloved state could be so crazy as to elect someone as batty as Goodhair.