September 21, 2009

Hank Tours Texas!

PhotobucketHank Gilbert, Democratic candidate for Governor, hit the road (or, rather, the air) today to make his campaign official... you can track his progress on The Road To Prosperity Tour here!

Gilbert doesn't hesitate to take shots at political rivals. In a 2006 speech to the state Democratic convention, Gilbert called Gov. Rick Perry "just one notch lower in stupidity" than then-President George W. Bush.

"I'm a no-bull kind of person," Gilbert said in an interview Friday. "I'm not always politically correct in the way I say things or present things, but people who know me ... understand that whatever I tell them, they can take it to the bank."

Margaret Byfield of Taylor, a Gilbert supporter who hosted a fundraising party for his campaign Sunday night, said she likes his straightforward nature.

"He's going to tell you what he thinks," Byfield said. "If you're looking for a political response, you're not going to get it from him."

Byfield, who said she voted for author/musician Kinky Friedman for governor when he ran as an independent in 2006, said she and her husband, Dan, are conservatives who appreciate Gilbert's fiscally conservative philosophy.

"We've already had friends ask why we're supporting a Democrat," said Byfield, who got to know Gilbert when they both fought against Perry's Trans-Texas Corridor. "He's appealing, I think, to both parties."

Yes ma'am! And that's just one of the many reasons I'm supporting him! GO HANK, GO!

Posted by mcblogger at September 21, 2009 02:41 PM

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