It is my opinion that we jumped from the skillet into the deep fryer when Rick Perry decided not to run for Governor.
I do not like Greg Abbott. At freekin’ all. I have never liked him and always will.
He’s as serous as a rattlesnake bite.
He has sued the federal government 27 times, eating up tax dollars on both ends like a digestive system trying to meet in the middle. The cost for Texas alone is $2.58 million dollars. And of those 27 cases, he’s only won 5 of them. He ain’t just an expensive lawyer, he’s a damn bad one.
But here’s the part that rattles my brain.
In 2004, Greg Abbott launched an effort to strike down the Americans With Disabilities Act because it was “unconstitutional.” Abbott, himself, is in a wheelchair, following an accident when a tree landed on him. Abbott lost the use of his legs, won a $10 million lawsuit settlement — then immediately championed tort reform. In both of these fights, Abbott fought to prevent Texans from enjoying the same disability assistance — financial and regulatory — that he himself has benefit from.
So after he gets his $10 million settlement, he screwed everybody else who gets injured. If a doctor commits blatant malpractice and because of it, your 3-year-old is crippled for life, do you know the most you can collect? $250,000.
He is the most hatefilled man in Texas. And, Honey, this is a state where the competition is stiff.
Juanita Jean writes at juanitajean.com.