Listener: Rick E.
Date: 29 Sep 2009
Time: 09:04:37 -0700
Remote Name: 22.214.171.124
Sorry we got cut off on the phone yesterday. I was calling in regards to KBH and her inability to make up her mind.
I recalled a time in the mid 90's, right after she took office, that I called her office to voice my opinion on how she should vote and to find out what she was planning on voting on some anti-gun legislation.
The information that I received from her staff member that answered the phone was quite disturbing. The staff member said, "KBH has not made up her mind as of yet, but is waiting to see how Phil Gramm was going to vote."
I voice my concern that she should not wait on Phil Gramm, I knew he was going to vote the right way, but make her own choice based on what the people of Texas wanted. I told the staff member that she works for me and informed them on how I wanted her to vote.
She did vote the right way, but I was concerned then about her. I am still concerned about her!
Pratt responds with the commentary which prompted Rick's email:
Prescription for bailing out of the race
for Texas Governor
There are many who still believe U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison will again bailout of the race for Texas governor as she did four years ago. The question has been: How does she do so while saving face, or more importantly, while maintaining a big political ego?
Perhaps the prescription was uncovered on how Hutchison bails from the race for governor, in an interview she gave on KFYO AM790 in Lubbock this past Saturday.
Host Chad Hasty posed the much asked question about when it is was Hutchison plans to resign from the U.S. Senate. She already told Dallas radio listeners that it would be this Fall, likely October or November.
“Well, I had hoped to resign this Fall, sometime before the end of the year. And that is still my goal,” stated the Senator on KFYO.
Note the use of the past tense word “had”. Now couple it with what was delivered next, a classic way to get out of the race for governor: “But as long as healthcare is out there, I am going to do everything possible to fight this government takeover. It’s just too important to all of us that we stay and fight the government takeover of healthcare,” added Senator Hutchison.
The host Chad Hasty asked if healthcare is on the table through 2010, does that mean she would stay in the Senate throughout the election?
“I didn’t say I would stay until it’s finished. I’m hoping, for sure, that we’ll be able to finish it sometime this Fall. I have not made a decision about staying beyond that,” replied the Senator.
Once again voters are with left with: Which is it Senator? Do you plan to resign? Do you plan to stay to fight Obama-care? When will you take a decision about the issue?
And therein lies the problem, someone who wants to be the chief executive of Texas but, can’t seem to take, and stick with, key decisions.
The portion of the interview mentioned above can be heard here:
The entire interview can be heard here: