This week GOP officials in Texas passed over Sugar Land Mayor David Wallace as their write-in of choice, and completely rebuffed Libertarian candidate Bob “I’d caucus with Republicans” Smither in favor of arguably the worst possible write-in name — Shelley Sekula-Gibbs. Yeah folks, that’s two last names… and as Samuel L Jackson would proclaim were he to go to the ballot and try and write it in: “Get these dashes off my motherfucking ballot.” Well, actually he wouldn’t have to proclaim that at all, because it seems the .
Here’s what Harris County GOP chair Kathy Haigler told me about their decision:
I think it’s safe to say that Republican leadership is promoting the Republican who was the preference of the grassroots Republican leadership, who voted in the Republican Primary, and attended the Republican Precinct, Senatorial, and State Conventions OVER someone who identifies himself with another Party.
Just because a third Party candidate considers himself more of a Republican than a Democrat and will therefore caucus with the Republicans, that does not mean he would represent my views or vote like a Republican.
Can’t do it in good conscience.
Well, go figure that Republicans would rather get their asses handed to them in a quixotic write-in campaign than to actually endorse Libertarian Bob Smither. Once again we can pull back our outreached hands trying to form some unity.. because we’ve been B-U-R-N-E-D A-G-A-I-N.