Thursday, February 11, 2010

Did Pat Grey just do Sen. Dan Patrick a solid? (UPDATED)

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.

4 comments:

  1. I think you're going a little overboard here. Beck asked a question to which the correct answer is extremely obvious. I posted the transcript at my blog, and it's pretty hard for me to listen to that interview and then ever be convinced that Medina doesn't have some strong sympathies to 9/11 truthers.

    I can't believe she was that inept. It's not like he tricked her.

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  2. ** 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. **

    Just to make it a little more confusing -- Texans for Kay has been robocalling with a clip from the Glenn Beck show of Pat Gray ripping on Rick Perry. Since I find robocalls, Pat Gray, Glenn Beck, and Kay fairly annoying, I was not very happy with that phone call.

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  3. **It's not like he tricked her.**

    I agree, I don't think he tricked her at all. But I do think that maybe, just maybe Glenn was keyed in on a possible "big story" opportunity if he asked the correct questions.

    For what it's worth I don't think there's anything wrong with that. But I do think it could have happened.


    **Just to make it a little more confusing -- Texans for Kay has been robocalling with a clip from the Glenn Beck show of Pat Gray ripping on Rick Perry.**

    I guess Kay has no choice but to go after this. If anything though I see it as a big, big win for Perry. My guess is most of the people who abandon Medina will navigate to Perry by default.

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  4. ** 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? **

    All the journos who wrote fawning profiles instead of pressing that question themselves ought to be embarrassed. They got out-classed by a radio/tv political entertainer.

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