I want for his great, manly, sand-caked, Cubo-Texan, body – in but a Speedo – to be displayed, all over the Internet against a warm azure background. However there are no lengths to which I wouldn’t go to avoid seeing the photos or footage myself.
My somewhat unhinged, loosely associative, digressive, mind can’t resist pasting this in, and terrific it is:
Greg: My associative mind, when Ted Cruz heaves into view, goes to the title of a book most English PhD students in my day read: Self-Consuming Artifacts. Which is to say, you get the feeling that his enemies don’t need to plot against him, because he’s more committed than they are to his destruction.
It will be worth it if the manifest failures of the past week here in Texas lead to meaningful changes at the state and local level.
I’m not holding my breath though. The people responsible for the failures are the same ones who will have to lead the changes, at least until election time next year. By then, everyone will have forgotten, and elections will turn on the latest actions/inactions in Washington, DC. We like to say that Texans can run Texas, and I’d like to think that that’s true. Unfortunately, we’ve let national politics ruin our ability to work together for the benefit of Texas.
In this particular case, I thought Cruz had better sense. Evidently, I thought wrong.
JND: Well, I think part of the answer is this. I don’t know if Beto plans to run again, but he got awfully close last time. And he’s certainly being very loud indeed about the manifest failures of the past week.
Say what you will about Beto, he’s a recognizable, actually rather ordinary, politician. Cruz has always struck me as … bizarre. The Cancun thing was bizarre. I think Texas should trade him in for someone who’s at least in the normal range.