Bush family scion – and less importantly Texas Land Commissioner – George P. Bush thought that a special session for the Texas Legislature to appropriate funds from the Rainy Day Fund would be a good idea – at least until he didn’t.
In an interview with the hardly left-wing Bryan-College Station Eagle, GPB was quoted calling for a special session.
“The Legislature needs to take a deep look at the Rainy Day Fund. We need a special session, and the governor needs to call it.”
That was Sunday. It didn’t take long for GPB to change his mind. “I clearly misspoke” Bush said later this week when pressed on the issue. Bush’s convictions apparently run about as deep as a stern phone call from the Governor’s office. Gov. Abbott has resisted any call to use the RDF for Harvey relief despite the projection that the hurricane is a $120 billion disaster. Red doesn’t call him “Our Poor Idiot Governor” for nothing. In fairness to Abbott, Red hasn’t yet met a Texas Governor undeserving of the title.