Sure, Houston elected a gay mayor — but the big secret is, she’s a conservative.
Bill Whittle, Scott Ott and myself come out of the closet on a very special Trifecta.
A conservative? How horrible! Keep her away from the kids!!
I voted for Annise Parker. She seems to have her head on straight regarding financial matters. Parker thankfully is taking to task the police unions. Our new mayor apparently realizes that the city’s government unions are perhaps the greatest threat to Houston’s economic future. There is no sense in following the foolish lead of the blue state cities.
There are, alas, a very countable number of “conservative” bloggers and talking heads who go ballistic any time when even the relatively safe topic of civil union appears on the screen. They are easily discerned by recent joyful observations that “31 states have now outlawed gay marriage,” or something to that effect.
In fact, even PJTV’s Steven Crowder has trouble discerning the difference between civil union and gay marriage; at least if you follow his video blogging. Alas, this particular episode has passed into “subscriber only” territory.
Crowder’s video entry underlines the confusion (or conflation) between gay marriage and civil union, as he (apparently) never differentiated the two concepts.
I respect and admire Scott Ott, and I recognize he walked a fine line between his personal disapproval and his love of liberty.
One wonders how many self-described “social conservatives” would react to a modern Barry Goldwater, at least if one trusts the writers at Reason Online…
Only if accountant is the same as conservative. Her previous position as Comptroller of Public Accounts has given her the facade of fiscal responsibility, but not had the opportunity to display it.
Houston has a nominally non-partisan city government, but leans rather to the left. Ms Parker is well known locally as a big shot in the Democratic party.
“…myself come out of the closet”??
“…myself come out of the closet???
It’s “Bill Whittle, Scott Ott and I come out of the closet!!!
Holy cr*p it’s like reading Huffpo.
Oops. I was so busy casting stones I forgot these: ” “.
Yes, Talnik, the “” are vitally necessary to a healthy stone cast.
Well, JC, fiscal responsibility of any kind is rare these days. That could be part of the recent Trifecta’s message: libertarians and (at least some) conservatives are quite willing to accept a gay Democrat mayor as long as she runs a smart ship.
Also, don’t forget that most Texan Democrats would probably be considered “conservative” in Berkeley or Boston.
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