This coming Tuesday is the big day! That’s when there will be a runoff election to choose the Republican candidate for a seat on the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE). Texas GOP voters in District 9 will be deciding whether their candidate in the general election will be Mary Lou Bruner or Keven Ellis, a chiropractor.
In our last post on this topic, Mary Lou Countdown — 9 Days To Go,
we wrote about an editorial opposing Mary Lou and recommending her opponent. It didn’t appear in just any newspaper, but in the Longview News-Journal of Longview, Texas. That city is located in two Texas counties that are both in District 9 which Mary Lou will represent — if she wins. That means Mary Lou’s hometown newspaper is against her.
Today that same newspaper brings us even more bad news for Mary Lou. Their headline is Tea party group drops endorsement of Bruner for state ed board. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
An East Texas tea party group has withdrawn its endorsement of Mary Lou Bruner for the State Board of Education, saying the candidate’s statements have raised questions about her integrity. Tyler-based Grassroots America-We The People said Wednesday evening it had voted to drop its endorsement of Bruner … .
They un-endorsed her? M’god! From what we’ve seen that goes on in East Texas, we would ordinarily assume that such an action means Mary Lou isn’t wacky enough for tea party support. We know some tea party people (but not in East Texas), and they’re the traditional limited-government, low-tax type of conservative — not the new crowd of “social conservatives” who are obsessed with sex and religion. So why do we say that about East Texas?
We must remember that until 2010, that seat on the SBOE had been occupied by Don McLeroy, the legendary creationist dentist, and Don McLeroy Endorses Mary Lou Bruner. But this may be that virtually impossible, once in a universe occurrence when a candidate is so far over the edge that even an East Texas tea party group can’t support her. On with the news story:
Earlier this week, the organization said it was reconsidering its endorsement of Bruner after her recent appearance at a meeting with East Texas school superintendents. At that meeting, the retired elementary teacher made statements called out immediately as false by the educators.
Imagine that! Let’s read on:
Earlier, Bruner drew national attention for a series of comments made via social media.
We’ve written about those, but they mention one that we don’t remember seeing before:
They included claims that the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut didn’t happen but were a government hoax to stir up anti-gun sentiment … .
Isn’t she great? The rest of the article is old news, at least for our regular readers. You can click over to the newspaper to read it all if you like.
This election is getting down to the end, dear reader. In only a few more days, we’ll know if your Curmudgeon will be enjoying blogging ecstasy for years to come — which Mary Lou will surely provide — or if we’ll have to scramble around for creationist entertainment. There’s a lot riding on this election. Stay tuned to this blog!
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