Our Bold Political Prediction For The Coming Governor's Race
This one time, as Michael Corleone would say, we are willing to make an exception.
Our bold prediction: Houston businessman Farouk Shami will not be the next governor of Texas.
Shami, a multi-millionaire who owns a hair-products business, has announced that he's in it to win it and will spend $10 million of his own money to win the Democratic primary for governor in 2010.
We're not saying he won't win the primary; his opponents are lackluster and short of cash, and if there's anything Texas Democrats enjoy doing, it's shooting themselves in the foot on the state level.
Nominating a guy named Farouk Shami would be right up their alley.
How bad is it? Here's the last paragraph of the Associated Press report on the announcement:
Others seeking the Democratic nomination include former U.S. ambassador Tom Schieffer, therapist Mark Thompson, humorist Kinky Friedman and rancher Hank Gilbert.Well done keeping a straight face, AP.
At least if Shami wins we can get to enjoy all sorts of jokes about hair-care and its relation to Rick Perry. We just can't get enough of those.