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Bush supporting Kay Bailey Hutchinson to Lead Lone Star State
Texas Tribune ^ | 01/25/10 | Anne McIlhany

Posted on 01/25/2010 11:27:22 AM PST by meandog

Former President George H.W. Bush has endorsed U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison for Texas governor. He is the third prominent national figure to endorse Hutchison in her race against Gov. Rick Perry. Last November, she garnered the endorsement of former Vice President Dick Cheney, and early last week former Secretary of State James Baker gave his official backing.

Last Friday, in front of his home in Houston, Bush said that he and his wife Barbara were supporting Hutchison because she has the right vision to lead the state...

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010endorsements; bush; bush41; rino; tx2010
I suppose all that secession talk from Rick Perry was too much for the carpetbagging yankee family from Maine.
1 posted on 01/25/2010 11:27:22 AM PST by meandog
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To: meandog

A bit harsh, but it does not surprise me that they support KBH. Although Perry is no prize himself.


2 posted on 01/25/2010 11:28:49 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: meandog

And Palin recently endorsed Perry. This should be interesting.


3 posted on 01/25/2010 11:31:08 AM PST by Quilla
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To: meandog

It’s like choosing the booger from one nostril or the other.

Debra Medina is the only good choice.


4 posted on 01/25/2010 11:33:55 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: meandog

The choice between KBH, Perry, and Medina....is actually no choice. They all are Open Borders liberals


5 posted on 01/25/2010 11:34:42 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Nothing wrong with liking America....)
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To: meandog

I don’t get the moves behind KBH. For those who know her personally, not even her RINO position record, she is a nose in the air, DC elitist who is hard to get along with. She is known to have the Dallas society thing going where she’ll smile and shake your hand while sticking a knife in your back. How she treats her staff is even worse. I’m surprised she doesn’t have an intern wipe her butt for her. (maybe she does.)


6 posted on 01/25/2010 11:34:56 AM PST by mnehring
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To: pissant
Debra Medina is the only good choice.

The last thing we need is an OBL paultard amateur.

7 posted on 01/25/2010 11:35:41 AM PST by mnehring
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To: meandog

WITH HUTCHINSON’S ENDORSEMENTS BY THE ONE WORLDER ESTABLISHMENT, I SAY, “GO PERRY!”


8 posted on 01/25/2010 11:36:08 AM PST by Paperdoll ( PLEASE FORGIVE THE CAPS. I HAVE M.D.)
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To: pissant

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!! YIKES! (not direted at Debra)


9 posted on 01/25/2010 11:36:37 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov. - JD Hayworth - US Senate)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Perry at least attempted Operation Linebacker (moving the state guard to the border) before the border issue was big- the fed gov stopped him saying it wasn’t the State’s jurisdiction.


10 posted on 01/25/2010 11:37:22 AM PST by mnehring
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To: meandog

well... that made up my mind, guess im for Perry now.


11 posted on 01/25/2010 11:38:49 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: mnehring

FAIR WARNING: Governor Medina Will Secure the Texas Border

HOUSTON, TX, Tuesday, January 12, 2010 – Debra Medina, Republican Candidate for Governor today released her plan for securing the Texas border in a joint press conference with the U.S. Border Watch.

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Gee, I remember two stinking RINOS that have fought tooth and nail to leave the borders wide open. One named Good Hair and the other named Kay Daily MushandSpin


12 posted on 01/25/2010 11:40:19 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Debra Medina would be about as good as Obama.


13 posted on 01/25/2010 11:58:13 AM PST by mulligan
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To: mulligan

And what position does she have that remotely is equivalent of the boy marxist’s? I can think of more than a few similarities between Obama and the RINOs though.


14 posted on 01/25/2010 12:01:22 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: mnehring

You have that right! She is an arrogant snob and not very nice. I don’t see how she gets anyone to work for her and more important keep them. Elitist mentality all the way!

Remember when she trashed Sarah Palin? Wonder what she is thinking now that she will be campaigning for Rick Perry?


15 posted on 01/25/2010 12:01:46 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: meandog
Old School vs New School !!

Bushes/KBH vs Perry/Palin

16 posted on 01/25/2010 12:04:47 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: PhiKapMom
I don't understand why she wants to leave the rarefied air of Washington. She has a life time lock on the Inner beltway, and doesn't have to mingle with the lesser mortals.
17 posted on 01/25/2010 12:06:51 PM PST by BooBoo1000
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To: meandog

Thank you, was thinking the same thing, Bush got us Obama, please no more from the Bush family!


18 posted on 01/25/2010 12:13:56 PM PST by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: meandog

I’m waiting to see who Chuck Norris endorses.


19 posted on 01/25/2010 12:15:54 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: TexasCajun
Old School vs New School !!
Bushes/KBH vs Perry/Palin

More correctly, inside the Beltway for Hutchison vs. outside the Beltway for Perry. That makes it an easy call. Perry.

20 posted on 01/25/2010 12:16:57 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (This seems like fairly decisive evidence that the dream can, in fact, die.)
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To: TexasNative2000

I have my issues with Perry, but he’ll get my vote.


21 posted on 01/25/2010 12:24:15 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: meandog

if bush likes her, that should be the kiss of death.


22 posted on 01/25/2010 12:33:00 PM PST by WriteOn (Truth)
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To: TexasCajun

This is what I don’t understand: why does Hutchison want to trade a cushy job in DC with essentially zero accountability for the pressure and executive responsibility of being a governor? Doesn’t make sense to me.


23 posted on 01/25/2010 12:49:41 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: Quilla

BIG mistake supporting Perry. Sarah would do better to support a woman and a conservative.....Perry is old politics as usual.


24 posted on 01/25/2010 12:57:44 PM PST by Texas4ever (God is in control!)
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To: meandog

Perry for me, warts and all.


25 posted on 01/25/2010 1:46:44 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: meandog
Stupidity on the part of GOP/RNC to run a candidate against another candidate... from the same party. That train, GOP/RNC, has left the station.

Got news flash for the GOP/RNC, I am NOT going to vote for KBH. This citizen is NOT endorsing her, especially at the voting both. I voted McCain, but I said then, and I'm saying now... never again. I'll vote Perry. I refuse to vote KBH. Can't stand that woman.

26 posted on 01/25/2010 2:06:44 PM PST by exhaustedmomma (All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should. Samuel Adams)
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To: mwl8787
re: This is what I don’t understand: why does Hutchison want to trade a cushy job in DC with essentially zero accountability for the pressure and executive responsibility of being a governor? Doesn’t make sense to me.)))

I've wondered the same thing. Governing Texas is not a ceremonial job. Do they even work three days a week in the Senate? From out of state, Perry's record looks pretty good, although he should have handed the job off by now to a realiable candidate. The worst mark against him is that he's had the job too long, and Kay had originally promised to serve only two terms in the SEnate. He corralled the powerful trial bar, and as a result a flood of doctors re-entered Texas (after Texas first educated them, then let the lawyers run them out of state.) He doesn't seem ashamed to be a conservative, the way Kay and the Bushes are.

27 posted on 01/25/2010 3:04:48 PM PST by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: meandog

Il bacio della morte.


28 posted on 01/25/2010 3:15:18 PM PST by Scanian
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To: BooBoo1000
I don't understand why she wants to leave the rarefied air of Washington. She has a life time lock on the Inner beltway, and doesn't have to mingle with the lesser mortals.

She's been telling people for years how much she detests Washington DC and, to hear her tell it, the only reason she ran to keep her Senate seat in 2004 was because Bush/Rove told her she needed to in order to get a Republican majority.

I think she wants to return to Texas in the worst way (who can blame her?) but I think it is a huge mistake to let that be the reason for running for governor. She ought to just retire and enjoy the Dallas high society life.

I don't hate her but she hasn't positively distinguished herself from Perry whom I have my own problems with.

Bottom line - all the Republicans with DC connections will get behind Hutchison (favors owed, you know) and all the Republicans who hate the Beltway will get behind Perry (especially fellow governors). When seen in that context, guessing who will endorse who is pretty easy.

29 posted on 01/25/2010 4:16:08 PM PST by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

And you know this because???

(this ought to be good)


30 posted on 01/25/2010 5:39:37 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: smokingfrog

You may have something there!!! That may be very telling...


31 posted on 01/25/2010 5:41:49 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: pissant

Well, she (Medina) would be like that annoying piece of spinach stuck in your teeth that someone else has to tell you about then...

So we got boogers and spinach flecks to choose from...

Ain’t that a quandry we’re in now??? hehehe


32 posted on 01/25/2010 5:44:01 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: meandog

Where’s the barf alert?


33 posted on 01/25/2010 5:55:59 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: ohiogrammy

“Bush got us Obama, please no more from the Bush family!”

Don’t for get that George H W Bush got us Clinton...


34 posted on 01/25/2010 6:05:56 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: pissant
Gee, I remember two stinking RINOS that have fought tooth and nail to leave the borders wide open.

"Open borders" are a myth. Sure, you can cross the U.S. Southern border (or any border) if sufficiently determined. But it's nothing like as easy as it used to be. When Reagan was president, btw. Then, in the 80's, it was literally a five minute walk. And at popular crossing points, there would be cabs waiting. Or it would be close enough to the city (if not IN the city) that you could walk to a bus stop.

In the 80's illegals working in Texas used to cross the border both ways, two, three, four, six times a year. Come to work during harvest season, or when construction work was heavy, go home for the winter. They'd leave wives and children in Mexico, where the cost of living was lower, and they could keep the farm or ranch running, and otherwise look after their interests back home. Why bring the wife and kids when you could easily visit them?

Or brothers and cousins, etc, would take turns coming to the States. Both brothers, or a father and one brother, might come when the job market was good. If jobs weren't so available, only one brother would come. Some years, maybe none.

I used to drive some construction workers back to their apartments back in those days. The whole apartment complex was filled with nothing but working age men. Not a dependent in sight. And in the winter it would be three quarters empty.

That's all changed now, because the borders are not by any means "open" any more. Yeah, you can get across -- probably -- but by no means certainly. Not certain enough to keep a job if your employer expects you back on a date certain. And it'll cost you. Cost you a long day or two days walk through rough country in remote areas. Or as much as several thousand dollars if you want an easier crossing assisted by an experienced people smuggler.

THE FACT is our borders are tighter right now than they have ever been, at any point in our history.

The result? Circularity in border crossing (illegals coming to work seasonally, or for a year or two, and then going back home to Mexico, or wherever) has decreased drastically. Now most illegals, once they get here, remain here. And if they intend to remain, they are far more likely to bring their dependents along. Those apartment complexes that used to be working men only, are now filled with women and children as well.

The need to stay year round (because tight borders make it too difficult and expensive to cross back and forth) also means that illegals are more likely to look for permanent, i.e. non-seasonal work, and therefore more likely to compete for jobs with natives.

In some ways, "open borders" (when they really were open) where better.

The best would be a work program that allowed willing labor to legally work here, and still keep their homes abroad. But the kneejerkers won't even let us consider sensible solutions, since they're obsessed with a myth: that the problem is "open borders".

Can we make the border tighter still? Sure. But I'd bet we're already very near the point of diminishing returns. We've already steadily tightened the borders more and more and more over the last 25 years. Even more resources probably won't make much difference.

The problem isn't the borders. The problem is an unwillingness to even look at where the problem really is.

35 posted on 01/25/2010 7:14:06 PM PST by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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To: meandog
I want to know if any of KBH's supporters have prevailed on her to give A DATE when she will resign her Senate seat.

We've got several fine Texas Republicans -- I favor Michael Williams -- interested in that seat who can't definitely map out their plans because KBH can't be bothered to set a date (and can't be trusted if she doesn't).

36 posted on 01/25/2010 7:21:11 PM PST by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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To: Stultis

That’s the biggest pantload I’ve heard in a while.

They’ve caught thousands of Chinese coming across the southern border. We’ve caught scads of Al-Quaeda linked middle easterners. Those are the ones we catch. Lord knows how many get in.

It ain’t just your lettuce pickers, dude.


37 posted on 01/25/2010 7:40:29 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
KBH has sounded good in the few sound/videobites I've watched, but it's the one bill that wasn't televised, keeping the southern border from being fenced, that beckons retirement for her in my mind.

As to Bush's endorsement, well, he's retired, he left men who fought for him twisting in the wind, and I burned my Bushbot Action Hero costume when he pissed away his political clout appeasing domestic enemies.

38 posted on 01/26/2010 6:34:38 PM PST by 4woodenboats (I see smart people - and some of them are strong willed women.)
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To: smokingfrog

Endorsements are a joke. I hope everybody can see through them by now.


39 posted on 03/01/2010 4:10:01 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: mwl8787

Do you think Hutchinson has the presidency on her mind?


40 posted on 03/01/2010 4:11:33 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: pissant

Debra Medina’s visit to Log Cabin

February 5th, 2010
Rob Schlein and Debra Medina last August
Rob Schlein and Debra Medina last August

Before she became a household name, Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina spoke at a meeting of Log Cabin Republicans of Dallas last August. Medina is the only one of the three GOP candidates to visit the gay Republican group


41 posted on 03/01/2010 4:16:42 PM PST by McGruff (Don't criticize. Explain to me who I should support other than Sarah Palin.)
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To: exhaustedmomma

Maybe GWB is passing over Perry because of his support of Texas sovereignty? Maybe Bush is trying to anoint Hutchinson as his successor because she will go along with the Bush open border globalist plans. Don’t be surprised if Bush isn’t trying to position KBH to run for the presidency. A governorship is an important step towards the poresidency. Wait till she writes a book then you will know that she has her eye on the White House.


42 posted on 03/01/2010 4:18:09 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: McGruff

Is the gay guy a US citizen??

Perry to stick by law giving tuition breaks to illegal immigrants

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/4465325.html


43 posted on 03/01/2010 4:32:26 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: 4woodenboats

I too had a good impression of KBH when she would speak on cspan. But when I learned that she sabotaged the border fence effort my opinion of her totally changed. She is a phoney like so many others in politics. She knows how to present a certain image when she is in public but it is what she does behind the scenes that really counts. Hutchinson destroyed the 700 mile fence when she threw autorization for building the fence to Homeland Security. No doubt Bush must have been speed dialing her number for weeks.


44 posted on 03/01/2010 4:34:27 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: McGruff

Perry says border fence a “preposterous” idea (sounds just like Janet Napolitano)

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4383332.html


45 posted on 03/01/2010 4:35:55 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: meandog
carpetbagging yankee family from Maine

lol...so much for George's ya'll accent..

46 posted on 03/01/2010 4:38:44 PM PST by wardaddy (I'm waiting for Epic Beard Man the movie.)
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To: mnehring

My aunt and uncle in northeast Texas near Gilmer know her personally and are mad at me over Palin supporting Perry.

the politics of who you know


47 posted on 03/01/2010 4:40:15 PM PST by wardaddy (I'm waiting for Epic Beard Man the movie.)
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To: McGruff

Perry Gives Money to Anti-American Racists

http://conservativecentral.us/?p=65


48 posted on 03/01/2010 4:41:27 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: wardaddy

Very close to where I am at. I’ve seen very little Medina impact here. I’ve seen dozens of signs for Faroque(sp?) for some reason (all on right-of-ways, not in front of actual houses) and probably one Medina sign. Mostly, it is KBH versus Perry up here.


49 posted on 03/01/2010 4:42:50 PM PST by mnehring
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