Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Campaign Gets Dicked

From The Dallas Morning News:

Cheney warms up patient crowd for Hutchison

Sorry, kids, but the thought of Deadeye Dick warming up anything is too hilarious!! Let’s continue.

HOUSTON – The rally for Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is running for governor, got a late start because of Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is serving as senator.

Dick Cheney was there Tuesday to provide a crowd-pleasing endorsement of Hutchison.

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“We Westerners know the difference between a real talker and the real deal,” the former vice president said. “And when it comes to being conservative, Kay Bailey Hutchison is the real deal.”

Cheney and Hutchison stood before a spray of American and Texas flags on a makeshift stage in an art deco building that was Hobby Airport’s original terminal. About 150 Hutchison supporters showed up.

The event was delayed two hours because of votes on a defense appropriation bill in Washington.


The delay underscored the difficulty that Hutchison faces with her decision to remain in the Senate while running for governor against Rick Perry.

Candidates run for one office while remaining in another all the time, but Perry has served notice that he’s going to make an issue of it. He’s chided Hutchison for missing votes in Washington while she’s campaigning for governor – and every time he does, it’s a reminder to voters that she’s the candidate from Washington and he’s in Texas.

When she took the stage Tuesday, Hutchison told the crowd the reason the rally was pushed back two hours was because she was protecting the interests of Texas veterans in D.C.


Cheney never mentioned Perry by name but did resurrect an old Perry quote calling Hutchison “a true champion for Texas.”

The Cheney appearance was a major moment for Hutchison’s campaign. In show business, corralling a big name is called a “get.” And in the constellation of conservative Republicanism, Cheney is a get – a former vice president and prodigious critic of the Obama administration.

Perry has his own “get” – former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who is expected to campaign with him before next March’s GOP primary.


As for Cheney, while his favorable ratings among Americans overall remain low, he’s popular among the GOP faithful. Still, Hutchison needs to bring November Republicans who do not usually vote in the primary to the ballot in March, and it’s not clear whether bringing Cheney to Texas helps woo that crowd.

“He adds nothing,” said Kelly Shackelford of the Liberty Legal Institute, a leading social conservative activist and a Perry supporter.

Clearly, the Hutchison people hope otherwise. Cheney delivered a five-minute speech, citing Hutchison’s record of supporting tax cuts in Washington and, he said, leading the fight to kill the income tax in Texas.


When she took the stage, Hutchison noted a Sunday cable show in which daughter Liz Cheney suggested her father might be a good presidential candidate in four years.

“I wasn’t sure when I saw Liz Cheney on TV Sunday, I thought this might be the start of Cheney 2012,” Hutchison said.

A member of the crowd shouted, “We need you, Dick.”

Cheney shook his head.

“No chance,” he said.


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24 responses to “Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Campaign Gets Dicked

  1. A member of the crowd shouted, “We need you, Dick.”

    Like we need a hole in our head! Whew…thank goodness for sparing us that one!

  2. That is one dick we do NOT need!

    Funny though they import Dick from Wyoming- but the shrub lives in texas.
    The guy remains a liability, but you’d think Cheney does too.

    In other throwback news Joe the Plumber is on his glamorous book tour…. in Utah, the majority in the room were….
    empty chairs!
    A whopping 20 people showed up.

    • i’m sorta surprised that deadeye dick is endorsing anyone in this race. maybe kbh has some dirt on him. meanwhile, chimpy hasn’t said a word. usually, the latest ex-prez is the de facto leader of the party. as soon as chimpy stepped out of the white house, the rethugs wished he would just disappear. now, he’s just trying to make some money, and the rethugs make believe they have no idea who he is.

      i didn’t know that joe the not plumber was still on his book tour. did the 20 people who showed up bring their crayons?

  3. “Cheney warms up patient crowd for Hutchison”

    I’m sure after Deadeye Dick is through with them, they’ll all be patients!

  4. It’s good to see his CPU is functioning and that his hydraulic system is back up and running again. Such a good cyborg.

    • the more i think about it, the more suspicious i am. why would he stick his neck (or that stub he calls his neck) out for kbh? she has to have dirt on him.

  5. Oooo oooooh that smell!

    Can’tcha smell that smellll!!

    Let’s be straight on Lord Vader: He chose to sponsor her; she didn’t choose him.

  6. jeb

    KBH has sold what’s left of her soul for the most useless gubernatorial seat in America. Astounding. Almost as amazing as Dick going in and out of Texas without winging anyone.

    You know if I accidentally sprayed a friend in the face while full of beer, I’d probably avoid that state until the statute of limitations was up. Oh wait, I forgot, the guy apologized for getting his face in front of Dick’s gun.

  7. With big Dick stumping for KayBee and Palin all about Rick the Prick Perry, we Texas Democrats couldn’t be happier.
    Before big Dick limped in for KB, I thought she was the lesser of two evils, but now I know she’s every bit as bad.
    The late, great Governor Ann Richards must be spinning in her grave by now.

    • zippy,
      is there any dem who can beat them? i would imagine that kbh would win in the general, but it sounds like she’ll have trouble beating little ricky goodhair in a primary. if he wins the primary, can kbh (if she’s already given up her senate seat) run against him on the connecticut for mcliebercain party?

  8. Every morning I wake up to hear the radio ad for KBH telling me a doctor will never touch me in my lifetime. Then the Dark Father chimes in with his 2 cents worth. Whats the matter Kay, you couldn’t get an endorsement from Martin Borman?