Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It's Texas

She's one of the newer New York Times columnists, Gail Collins. Her most recent column points out once again just how crazy it is in Texas. This goofy governor of theirs Rick Perry who's embarrassing himself and his state daily is a perfect symbol of a place that, like Florida, has always been slightly unhinged.

Just a few days ago, Collins had a lot of fun in her column demonstrating this. To wit: a story about an assault with a frozen armadillo. Then there's the one about the pissed off Taco Bell customer who took out his aggressions with . . . not a taco, not a burrito. No, with a frigging gun! (But of course.)  “Brian Tillerson, a manager at the Taco Bell/KFC restaurant, told The San Antonio Express-News that the man was angry the Beefy Crunch Burrito had gone from 99 cents to $1.49 each." Oh, well, hell. That explains it completely.

All this led up to a few paragraphs about Herman Cain, the pizza man who's running for the GOP presidential nomination. The latest on him is that three different women are accusing him of sexual harassment when he was heading up the National Restaurant Association, or something like that. Collins dismisses Cain. "Sexual harassment is a serious subject. But Herman Cain isn’t." Right. It's not worth discussing. Odds are, the guy's guilty, but he finished anyway as somebody anybody could take seriously. Unfortunately, the whole country is thinking like Texans. This can't be good.
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