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January 9, 2014 - 9:55 am

AUSTIN – This week’s Texas Public Policy Foundation forum began on a slightly disappointing note: Legendary NFL player and coach Mike Ditka’s anticipated keynote address would not happen. ESPN duty had called.

The TPPF folks noted that state Rep. Scott Turner (R-TX-Rockwall and Collin Counties) had agreed to step in and deliver the keynote.

Confession time: I knew very little about Rep. Turner. Look him up and you’ll quickly learn that he spent 8 years as a defensive back in the NFL, playing for the Washington Redskins, the San Diego Chargers and the Denver Broncos. He’s also a motivational speaker and relative newcomer to the Texas legislature.

But enough preamble. Here is the keynote that Rep. Turner delivered Wednesday. I don’t think anyone was missing Coach Ditka. Texas Republicans have a rising conservative star on their hands.

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Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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What???? A former NFLer who isn't broke & living with his parents? STOP THE PRESSES! Oh, wait . . . he's a conservative.
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I wish him well in Tejas. Maybe after a few years (2020) will hear more from this guy.
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So, I have a question for Liberals.

As a white male, if I am more politically aligned and agree with most of the comments made by people such as Scotty T, Alan West, Herman Cain & Dr. Ben Carson and vehemently disagree with practically everything uttered out of Barrack Obama's pie hole, am I still a RACIST? 21st century inquiring minds would like to know.
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Talks a good game and seems to say the right things on his webpage, but ultimately that means very little. How does he handle the media? What are some of his specific policy proposals? His website basically just has platitudes.

The last thing I want to see is another cult of personality. If this guy is a legitimate contender for the national stage, is his past going to come back to haunt him? Right now, politically, the guy is a nobody, so let's see what he accomplishes first.

Don't forget how promising Rubio was.
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He needs to change the "there are one million players in college football". That is the number for high school football players.

http://www.businessinsider.com/odds-college-athletes-become-professionals-2012-2?op=1

College is closer to 60.000/70,000 in NCAA Division One, FCS, II, III and NAIA.
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Barack's ideal citizen, Lucy, is from Austin too.

http://safeshare.tv/w/csrqsTAmSx
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He seems like a good man ,but to say at least from this clip, that he is a rising star in texas is a wee bit of exaggeration on the part of Mr. Preston.
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i agree with you. i thought he was fun to listen to and told a good tale of perseverance. but his delivery sounded like a cross between an SNL skit and a revival meeting, this may limit how far his star can rise, though i wish him well.

and no, mr preston, i haven't seen the crowds. tell me about the crowds in a year.
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Never discount the power of humor, and the ability to channel the energy and uplift of a revival meeting is a talent that's not limiting, but on the contrary will carry him far.
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You haven't seen the crowds that are following him around now.
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Wow, VERY impressive!

"In order for America to be the very best that it can be, then the chains of complacency and the shackles of status quo have got to be destroyed."
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What???? A former NFLer who isn't broke & living with his parents? STOP THE PRESSES! Oh, wait . . . he's a conservative.
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