jumpersSuicide PAC

August 23, 2013 | Blog

The water slush fund, on the ballot in November as Prop 6, is being sold to Texans right now by the Texas ruling class.

Water Texas PAC, created by the ruling class to get Texans to deliver funds lawmakers were too scared to vote themselves during the session, has put out a large list if legislators in a very tough position.

It seems Joe Straus was unable to get unanimous support among legislators, which makes the support he got highly exposed.

The circumstances are precarious for those on the list. Most of all, this is because the band of honest brokers in the Texas legislature are not signed on. Without this group’s endorsement, an establishment initiative can safely be categorized an abuse of power. For the remaining legislators, this means the Emperor has no clothes, but Straus has put his colleagues out there anyway.

To make it funnier, several ruling class politicians stayed of the list apparently due to an ambition for higher office. Wendy Davis is mulling a gubernatorial run and has stayed off the list. Dan Branch is trying to beat Ken Paxton, a conservative with an iron reputation for integrity, for the office of Attorney General. Branch has stayed off the list. Harvey Hilderbran, running for Comptroller wisely stayed off the list. Brandon Creighton wants to be Ag Commissioner and had sense enough to stay off the list. Finally, Stefanie Carter running for Railroad Commissioner also stayed of the list.

Golly, Beav, how come all the establishment politicians who can’t blend in are staying off this list? Because they know a Suicide PAC when they see one.

Weston Hicks

Weston Hicks researches and writes about associations in the Texas political realm, media choices, and political strategy. He has a B.A. in History from the University of Texas at El Paso and a J.D. from University of Texas School of Law. He enjoys spending time with wife and five children, reading, and playing sports outide. You can reach him at [email protected]