June 13, 2008

"Quasi-liveblogging" the Texas GOP Convention - Thursday Highlights

Okay, mea culpa, mea culpa, yadda-yadda...

I pretty much suck at "live" blogging.

I fully intended to be a liveblogging machine yesterday. In case anyone noticed, I didn't manage to do that.

I'll try to make up for it today.

The Texas Republicans have been having fun in Houston. (SEE BELOW)

The highlight of Thursday was Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams, who gave a rousing, inspiring speech in which he was interrupted by applause over 30 times.

Here's an excerpt:

I know the liberals think Americans are finally coming their way… that suddenly working families are for higher taxes and bigger government. But the election of a Democrat Congress isnot an endorsement of Democrat ideas. The fact is Democrats campaign as conservatives so they can govern as liberals. The problem is Republicans started doing the same thing, so the people chose the real thing.

But the American people still believe in limited government, lower taxes and less regulation. And if our party returns to its Reagan roots, our majority will one day return to Washington as well...

My fellow Republicans, we are the party of change. We are the ones that brought reform to government, reducing regulation and lowering taxes. We brought down the Soviet wall. We are the ones that believe public education should be about the children and not the union leaders.

Our faith resides in the power of the individual and not an all-pervasive federal government. And we believe in the simple but profound idea that human life is sacred, beginning with the unborn.

Video here. Full transcript here.

Those of you outside of Texas who don't know about Michael Williams should get to know him. If the Anteater were to name Williams to be his Veep, I think that might just clinch it.


By Ragnar Danneskjold, Typical Bitter Gun-Clinger at 12:50 PM | Comments |