Former Yell Leader and Aggie Class of ‘72 Rick Perry got himself in the news again this past week. Donald Trump’s “Energy Czar” was quoted in House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s blog:
“Texans would be without electricity for longer than three days to keep the federal government out of their business,” Gov. Perry said, partly rhetorically. “Try not to let whatever the crisis of the day is take your eye off of having a resilient grid that keeps America safe personally, economically, and strategically.”
As fate would have it, many millions of Texas were without power for longer than three days. At last count, 32 Texans have died as a result of the winter storm. It’s highly doubtful any of them wanted to die at all, much less on a political hill, but here we are.
A real Texas leader’s job is to look out for Texans, inspire confidence, and guide by example, but we shouldn’t be surprised that the person who oversaw this same deteriorating status quo in Texas for most of this young century is perfectly fine with the way things are, and has done little during the crisis other than going on conservative media outlets to further divide the state by avoiding responsibility and manufacturing blame, the hallmark of the modern GOP politician.
We’re waiting on some Good Bull from you to balance this out, Governor. We won’t hold our breath.