Much ado today about Debra Medina's 9/11 "truther" admission on the Glenn Beck radio show. More here from The Austin American Statesman.
While I'm not a supporter of Medina, I've never been a believer in the Medina movement, I am wondering whether or not Pat Grey (former radio employee of KSEV) just cashed in a favor to former employer, die-hard Perry supporter and frequent Medina critic State Sen. Dan Patrick?*
Keep in mind that, according to the Glenn Beck transcript, "Pat" was on the air pumping up Rick Perry before and after the interview and that Sen. Patrick has been one of Medina's harshest critics on his radio show.
Of course, there's no way to prove this, Patrick's radio station e-mails not being subject to TXPIA requests as near as I can tell, and there's nothing illegal or unethical about it. (unless he did it as part of his official duties) So what we're left with is a bunch of questions that remained unanswered, and the beginning of the return of Debra Medina to the happy Ron Paul land of 9% or less.
If not a solid then it's damn politically convenient don't you think?
Welcome to the Perry campaign machine Medina. Which is why I still think he'll be the Republican nominee, and why Bill White is going to struggle under the type of pressure Perry's people will apply.
UPDATED TO ADD: So WHAT if she WAS set up? Or if Rick Perry used a friendly insider to pass information to Beck causing him to ask a perfectly legitimate question? The BIG POINT is Medina blew the answer 100% totally without question.
I don't care if Dan Patrick himself asked the question, the main problem Medina has is that her answer leads folks to believe she's sympathetic to the 9/11 "truth" movement.
Just wanted to point that out, in a belated attempt to separate what I'm suggesting to the conspiracy junk that Medina's supporters are saying. I'm only suggesting it was savvy campaigning if anything.
*Of note: I'm not suggesting anything untoward happened here, just hard-nosed campaigning of the type Perry is known for. If Medina is a 9/11 "truther" then that needed to be exposed. You can't campaign for Gov. of Texas and not expect these questions to get a full vetting. Especially against competition as politically savvy as Perry.