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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Big in Texas

Dick Cheney is going to come to Texas to endorse Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison for Governor against Rick Perry.

After NY-23, this Texas gubernatorial primary next spring may be the next "soul of the Republican party" contest. The difference is, this one won't be "conservative"/moderate. This primary will be the Palin/religious wing who Perry has courted fanatically since Hutchison announced her bid vs. Hutchison who is coming at an unpopular governor from the "serious" and financial Republican faction.

It's actually much more complicated with Perry a state joke outside his factional supporters and Hutchison widely thought of as stupid, but, to you national folks, it'll be boiled down to religious v. business in the largest Red state.

It should be interesting. (We'll have to wait and see who can tap into their faction's national money.)