AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A comment by a strategist for Gov. Rick Perry that the Republican Party shouldn’t open itself “like a whorehouse” to new voters has infuriated prominent GOP women in Texas and given Perry’s primary rival, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, fuel for the re-election fight.
Perry is trying to distance himself from the remark, published in the Dallas Morning News, by consultant David Carney, but as Texas Republicans split into the governor’s social conservative camp and Hutchison’s more moderate one before the March 2010 primary, the damage was done.
Carney said he agreed the Republican Party needed to attract new voters. But, he added, “that doesn’t mean you take your principles and throw them out the door and become a whorehouse and let anybody in who wants to come in, regardless.”
Here, in Texas, this is the State of Embarrassment. Ricky Perry and his crew are soon to be in the unemployed line after the next election. Kay Bailey Hutchinson may not be exactly what I want in a governor but she is so far ahead of the current on it is not even funny. I think Kay will be the next Governor of the Great State of Texas.