Skip to comments.Seeking clarity from Hutchison (TX)
Posted on 11/01/2009 8:47:18 AM PST by markomalley
Kay Bailey Hutchison's campaign for governor has taken shape around two general themes: Rick Perry is bad for Texas, and Barack Obama is bad for the nation.
Oh, and she would defend property rights as ferociously as the Texians defended the Alamo.
Aside from elaboration on these positions, the public has few specifics from Texas' senior senator on how she would govern if she turns Perry out of the governor's office. This comes despite Hutchison's declaration of specific policy areas she would concentrate on.
In kicking off her campaign in August, she stated, "As governor, I will focus on five areas: fiscal policy, education, transportation, health care and government reform."
It's now November, and we await details. How would she change the way schoolchildren are educated, for example? Conscientious voters surely want to hear.
The Hutchison campaign has said for weeks that the senator plans a "rollout" of policy positions, but she doesn't appear ready to begin. The primary election is in four months. What's the holdup?
Hutchison aims to knock off a known quantity in the Republican primary. Agree or disagree with Perry, his nearly nine years in the governor's office a Texas record gives voters lots to judge him against.
Hutchison does not hesitate to point to her own record in office to promote her candidacy. But since she has spent the last 16 years representing Texas in the Senate, her record there is not the right measure. It's how she would govern in Austin that matters, and voters deserve a chance to vet her positions.
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I prefer her over Perry.
signed, a Texan
Anyone in Texas that ever requested her position on anything got a form letter at least two pages long filled with "outs"...when all we wanted was a simple yes or no.....
KBH...it's too late now babe....You are a full-blown RINO....
She is going to pull a ‘DEDE’ and pull out of the campaign. I think she already knows that she is in the extreme dislike column for most Texans.
Check out Medina......
Perry is better than Hutchison. Hutchison is too liberal.
You are in the minority. I live in N Dallas, and I know NO ONE that is supporting her.
As usual, another one not talking.
I agree...she’s got the balls of a castrated RINO!
No More Gov. “BIG HAIR”!!!
She’s got ONE thing right!Can you guess which?
all you will get from kay is smiles and giggles...no illegal control
I think you may be right. She has until the end of January to officially file. If she doesn’t resign from the Senate by the end of the year, I don’t think she’s running.
Free world so far. Vote for your choice. She is much worse than Obama.
Feds Have Built Only 32 Miles of 700 Mile Double-Border Fence Originally Mandated by Congress
One reason DHS has been able to do this is an amendment that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R.-Texas) slipped into an omnibus appropriations bill that Congress passed on December 18, 2007. Hutchisons amendment put a loophole in the fence law that allowed the secretary of Homeland Security not to build the fence Congress had mandated the year before.
REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU VOTE FOR GOVERNOR
Debra has always drawn strength from the courage of her convictions. She first got involved in politics in the early 1990s, when she saw that local leaders were not honoring the pro-life principles that guide her beliefs. Now chairing the Republican Party of Wharton County, she took the Republican Party of Texas to court in 2008 over violations in how the state convention was run.
Standing up to Goliaths is pretty much what Debra does.
See for yourself-->Medina---Republican CONSERVATIVE
Live link to Kay Bailey trashing fence: