I caught the tail end of the Glenn Beck show this morning and from all the Medina bashing, assumed her interview was an absolute train wreck. However, after listening to the segment I am wondering what the hell Glenn was talking about. He was rude during the interview, seemed from the get-go to be looking for a gotcha moment and found what he was after. His surly demeanor reminded me of his worthless Palin interview a few weeks back.
In the post-interview segment, Glenn claimed Medina said, “I have worked within the Republican party, like you.”, which he said annoyed him as Glenn hates both major parties and pushes for a third. But after listening to the interview, I see she never even said that! What on earth was he talking about?
But take a listen for yourself folks. As always, I thought Medina’s message regarding individual liberty and small government remained consistent, as it has from day one. Glenn, we Texans have “gut” feelings as well, and on this one you are way off the mark.
Update: Here is Medina’s Response To Glenn’s Bizarre Bashing
(It is a shame she has to clarify this at all, as this has squat to do with the governor’s race and is just a tactic used by opponents to make her seem like an extremist. Glenn, of all people, should not have allowed himself to be used in this manner.)
I was asked a question on the Glenn Beck show today regarding my thoughts on the so-called 9/11 truth movement. I have never been involved with the 9-11 truth movement, and there is no doubt in my mind that Muslim terrorists flew planes into those buildings on 9/11. I have not seen any evidence nor have I ever believed that our government was involved or directed those individuals in any way. No one can deny that the events on 9-11 were a tragedy for all Americans and especially those families who lost loved ones.
The question surprised me because it’s not relevant to this race or the issues facing Texans. This campaign has always been about private property rights and state sovereignty. It is focused on the issues facing Texans. It is not a vehicle for the 9-11 truth movement or any other group.
The real underlying question here, though, is whether or not people have the right to question our government. I think the fact that people are even asking questions on this level gets to the incredible distrust career politicians have fostered by so clearly taking their direction from special interests instead of the people, whether it’s Rick Perry and the his HPV mandate or Kay Hutchison and voting for the bank bailout. It is absolutely the right and duty of a free people to question their government. Texas does not need another politician who tells you what you want to hear, then violates your liberties and steals your property anyway. I fully expect to be questioned and to be held accountable as Governor, and that’s the underlying issue here: should people be questioning their government. And the answer is yes, they should be.