The Moose celebrates a Texas enlistment in the ranks of the independent.
One tough Texas grandma has abandoned the ranks of the GOP and that may be good news for the Kinkster's crusade to become Chief Executive of the Lone Star State. The AP reports,
"Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn turned her back on the Republican Party and announced Monday she will run for governor as an independent.
The move allows Strayhorn to escape a potentially ugly primary battle against Gov. Rick Perry. The GOP primary is set for March 7."
This action by the mama of W's press flack may make it easier for Kinky to obtain the necessary ballot signatures since those who sign the petitions cannot vote in the Republican or Democratic primaries. Now, it appears there will only be a Democratic primary. Moreover, the more the merrier - a wide open four-way race may make it easier for the Kinkster to sneak in as the first independent Texas Governor since the great Sam Houston.
The Moose's fondest hope is that more elephants and donkeys abandon their parties and "think like Sam." While Strayhorn is Kinky's competitor, her defection may prompt more and more Texas voters to think outside the box and visualize an independent Governor.
If we could only do that on the national stage! --