The poll question last week was, “what would be the most interesting hook-up in the Texas capitol?”
A no-brainer from the start, winning handily with 58% were Glen Maxey and Warren Chisum. As most Capitol-watchers know, Glen Maxey used to have the longest job title in Texas politics, always quoted in newspapers as “State Representative Glen Maxey, the only openly-gay legislator elected in Texas.” Meanwhile, back in the day Chisum had quite a title himself: “State Representative Warren Chisum, the guy who won’t let anybody have any fun.” Of course Chisum’s title was mostly overheard in gay bars, bath houses, and among Chisum’s staff.
The pairing of Rick Perry and Dawnna Dukes came in second, with 16%. Our Governor’s escapades have been well-documented all year. First, he had a brief flirtation with Rudy Giuliani, ending when Giuliani lost his ass in the Florida primary, and wore white after labor day. Perry then began dating John McCain, immediately inspiring the movie “Weekend at Bernie’s,” but the Dawnna Dukes thing surely signals trouble for the McCain pairing. Actually, the Dawnna Dukes thing especially signals trouble for Dawnna Dukes.
Patrick Rose and Ana Mowrey came in third with 13%. Inventing this pairing is a travesty of justice by any measure. I owe you bigtime for this, Patrick.
Bringing up the rear were David Dewhurst and Norma Chavez, with 11%. Inventing this pairing is a travesty of justice by any measure. I owe you bigtime for this, Norma.
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