Debra Medina is in the Republican primary for Texas Governor and has been making some progress in the polls against Governor Perry and Senator Hutchison. There was even some talk based on recent polling that she could finish second ahead of the Senator.
I think that talk will be finished after this morning’s appearance on Glenn Beck’s radio show. As Glenn Beck says at the end of this clip 9/11 trutherism is “the fastest road back to 4%”.
stick a fork in her, she’s done:
UPDATE: here is her campaign’s response:
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.
The question from Glenn Beck was: “Do you believe the government was in any way involved in the bringing down of the World Trade Centers on 9/11?”
The only response to this question by someone with genuine aspirations of being Governor of Texas is a firm and perhaps indignant “NO!”
Medina’s actual response was “I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard,” Medina replied. “There are some very good arguments, and I think the American people have not seen all of the evidence there, so I have not taken a position on that.”
It doesn’t matter how surprised she was or how off topic she thinks the question is. The answer she gave Glenn Beck is unacceptable outside of a small fringe.
just let her keep talking.