Every session, somebody in the Texas Legislature says something so phenomenally stupid that America takes note of it.
This session, that task has fallen to Rep. Betty Brown, a Terrell, Texas, Republican who came from her East Texas ranch to tell a Chinese-American lawyer at a "voter ID" hearing that if Asian-Americans can't get accurate IDs, they should pick new names that are "easier for Americans to deal with."
Gosh. East Texas is full of fine people.
I have no idea why some of them can't run for the elective offices.
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Instead, we get stuck with lulus such as Brown and:
-Mineola Republican Bryan Hughes, who's introduced a resolution declaring Texas "sovereignty" and "states rights," harking back to the last George Wallace campaign.
- Center Republican Wayne Christian, who says that schools are heading in a "heinous" direction and wants science courses to teach "weaknesses" of evolution instead of just "all sides."
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