The news is out: Chuck Norris could be our president. Not by being president of the US, by the way. Rather, by my state leaving the union and electing him to head what would be the resulting country.
Wow! A real grown up version of grabbing one’s toys and going home. And right now it is rodeo time, so it is all coming together.
It’s apparently what is called independent thinking. After all, Bush I and II both live in the state, which has got to make the separation easier still.
And it could be worse. Not everyone in Texas is crazy. At least the University of Texas Board of Regents has agreed to leave its major minority-serving hospital and world-class medical school in Galveston – after, it has to be said, trying to get the issue debated in El Paso, Texas, which is like at the other end of a state far bigger than some European countries. Would some other places, at least as worthy, be so lucky.