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Good News For A Change -- In Texas, Y'All!

A truly crazy Texas Board of Education candidate lost her runoff.

The totally whacky lady who was convinced that Obama was a gay prostitute lost her bid for the State Board of Education with a 60/40 vote total. Yeah, even East Texas gets one right every now and then.

DALLAS — Mary Lou Bruner, who made national headlines for Facebook posts in which she called President Obama a male prostitute, lost a Republican runoff election Tuesday for a spot on the State Board of Education.

Bruner made the posts last summer and fall in which she wrote, among other things, that Obama worked a male prostitute in his 20s to pay for a drug habit and that Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan looked like a terrorist when he had a beard.

Yeah, even East Texas gets one right every now and then, but mostly for the wrong reasons.
It wasn’t the Obama statements that got her in trouble. What got her in trouble was this:

Earlier this month Bruner lost an endorsement from Grassroots America, We The People — a prominent tea party group — after she was criticized for citing incorrect information in a speech to school superintendents in East Texas.According to video of Bruner’s speech to that group, she said, “We are approaching 50% of our student population in the special education programs.”

Yeah, you can say that Obama is a male prostitute but you can’t cast aspersions asparagus on our kids.

Crossposted at Juanita Jean

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