From: Subject: Date: April 21, 2005 3:53:51 PM CDT Hankblog

Monday, June 07, 2004

But I love Texas anyway.

With apologies to Lyle Lovett for cribbing/perverting one of his lyrics, but it's things like this that really make me wonder why I live here.

Kevin Drum has a piece wherein he looks at the party platform planks for the Republican Party of Texas. He notes that the 2004 platform is not up on the Party's website yet (although he links to an Austin American Statesman story that covers some of the planks for this year. Norbizness links to a Houston Chronicle story that may have some of the same info), he did a writeup about the 2000 platform last year. Read the various planks, and what they break down to in the simplest possible terms. And then run screaming to the nearest state where redneck fundamentalists AREN'T in control of deciding how the state is represented and believes in politically.