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Nov 2007 Texas Dim Bulb Award: "Cracker Barrel" Craddick

Posted by WhosPlayin on 2007/11/15 3:45:48 (6572 reads)

Phillip Martin over at Burnt Orange Report had some comments about Texas House Speaker Tom (Respect my Authoritai) Craddick's dumb-ass remark about a couple of new Cracker Barrel restaurants in his West Texas district. The article in the Fort Worth Star Telegram says:

In House Speaker Tom Craddick's West Texas district, there are two new restaurants - Cracker Barrels - that have yet to open although they were finished much earlier this year.

"Neither have opened because they can't hire anybody out there," Craddick, R-Midland, said Tuesday.

That, he said, is why education should be one of the key issues coming before state lawmakers during the 2009 session of the Texas Legislature.

"If you don't have education, the chamber can go out and solicit companies," Craddick said. "But there's nobody to do the work."

Wow. Really Tom? REALLY? Do I even need to spell out why that's the dumbest statement I've heard in a long time? Were you aware that your ass was talking?

Maybe Speaker "Cracker Barrel" Craddick is up to the challenge. It would actually be a pay raise from the legislator's salary, but it doesn't come with a nice apartment.

Sorry folks, I thought perhaps I'd gotten the "Texas Dim Bulb Awards" out of my system, but Tom Craddick wins one for this month by acclamation. (Nobody do anything 'tarded for the rest of the month, OK?) As Molly used to say, our legislators certainly are a good source of entertainment.

Oh, and thanks Phillip for mentioning Cracker Barrel. I haven't been there in a long time, so I went out tonight and got pinto beans and turnip greens. Mmmm... (Why does it smell like old people in there?)

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