In 2011, Gov. Rick Perry appointed Barry Smitherman to lead the board that regulates the state’s oil and gas industry, which is called, oddly, the Texas Railroad Commission. Smitherman then ran for the board and was elected in 2012.
Smitherton took to the Twitter and reposted a picture showing a noose and suggesting that any of the 16 Senators who voted to debate gun control be charged with treason and hung.
He put that on Twitter. Yeah, so everydamnbody can see it.
Barry has also launched himself a fancy pants website where this pretty much says all you need to know –
He is an outspoken critic of the Obama EPA and U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s attempts to limit U.S. oil and gas exploration and domestic power generation. Barry is an unwavering defender of the 2nd Amendment, he is pro-life, and pro-free markets. He and his wife, Marijane, have been married for 26 years and are proud parents of four children. They attend Lake Hills Church in Austin.
The website is cryptically named BarryForTexas.com Yeah, the dude has his sites set on higher office.
If you get some free time today, scamper on over and read Barry’s Blog. Warning: grab a jacket first because this thing is gonna send chills all over ya. From …
“Over two thousand years ago, Christ died as the payment for our sins. Three days later He conquered death and rose from the dead!”
… all the way to …
“This Saturday, February 23rd, I will be showing my support for the Second Amendment by celebrating .223 Day with our employees at the Railroad Commission of Texas. To celebrate, we will be partaking in a Concealed Handgun License course.”
… Barry touches all the hot button issues with a quick stop at marriage equality in between. You gotta admire this. That bar is set so high that it’d take an eagle two jumps to get over it. From Jesus to nooses to guns and a little extra judgmental hate thrown in.
We can really grow ‘um to pander in Texas, can’t we?