Janet M. LaRue

As if the public isn't fed up with racism and sexism in politics, political pundits, short on creativity and long on mimicry, have added another "ism" when discussing the possibility of Gov. Rick Perry of Texas announcing his run for president.

"Is the country ready for another cowboy from Texas?” The Perry Bushwhack insults Texans and ignores reality.

Conservative commentator Bill Bennett says that anyone looking for democracy, good government, business and job growth, the best medical care, a lower cost of living and taxes should look to Texas as the model and to Rick Perry as the model governor.

Then there’s California, left with a $26 billion budget deficit courtesy of its disgraced former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger who fathered a “love child” with the family maid. According to ABC News, “stories of infidelity threatened early on to derail Schwarzenegger's candidacy. There were not only allegations of Schwarzenegger's cheating, but women also came forward saying that the movie star groped them.”

Comparing Texas with California, a reasonable person might conclude that there’s a better chance of enjoying life, liberty and happiness in a state with a governor who calls people to pray as opposed to one who preys on women.

Whoever said that zealots wanting to suppress religious freedom are reasonable people?

Atheists and agnostics are all miffed and vexed at Perry, not Schwarzenegger, for initiating a day of prayer and fasting for America. The godless have communed together to sue Perry for calling all Americans to join in prayer and fasting for our nation on Aug. 6 in Houston’s Reliant Stadium. Perry also called for prayer last April as Texas was besieged with wild fires.

Oh, the humanity. Imagine if the Texas good life spread across the entire nation.


Janet M. LaRue

Jan LaRue is Senior Legal Analyst with the American Civil Rights Union; former Chief Counsel at Concerned for Women; Legal Studies Director at Family Research Council; and Senior Counsel for the National Law Center for Children and Families. Be the first to read Janet LaRue's column. Sign up today and receive Townhall.com delivered each morning to your inbox.