Thursday, August 4, 2011

Post #667

I just read this wonderful post over at X-Phi (here) and this seemed appropriate (from Politico):
Veterans of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s unsuccessful 2010 primary challenge to Perry recalled being stunned at the way attacks bounced off the governor in a strongly conservative state gripped by tea party fever. Multiple former Hutchison advisers recalled asking a focus group about the charge that Perry may have presided over the execution of an innocent man — Cameron Todd Willingham — and got this response from a primary voter: “It takes balls to execute an innocent man.”

1 comment:

D. Anderson said...

We certainly can't base judgements on isolated quotes, but the voter's sentiment is illuminating. There is a regrettable strain in American culture that embraces "macho"-commitment to ideals over "being right".