Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison appeared on “Hardball” with Chris Matthews last night. She reiterated her style of conservativism–one that’s not exclusionary if someone disagrees on an issue or two. You can click here for the Todd Gillman post and commentary on the apperance.
And as a side note, someone has apparently taken to reading my blog, and subsequently posting with my screen name on the Dallas Morning News’ site. Since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I’m honored. However, most readers should easily be able to tell it’s not me, since 1. The attempt at humor failed. Badly. and 2. The tone is bitter and “my way or the highway.” Ironic, since the story is about striking a tone that reaches a broad spectrum of conservative voters, no?
The excerpt from Sen. Hutchison:
“I’m a conservative. I want the party to be growing and building and bringing people into our ideas by welcoming them into the party, by holding to our principles, while we say, here are what we believe, and we know you can’t agree on 100 percent of everything, but we can form a party around basic principles of freedom, of lower taxes, of entrepreneurship and — and the American spirit. We can build a party around that. And we can argue about differences that we might have, but we should not repel people from the party. And that’s what I think has happened with Governor Perry, in some instances.”