Updated: May 24
The agenda was all set with all branches of the military present. On Saturday, hundreds of officials and citizens commemorated Armed Forces Day in Giddings, Texas (Lee County).
The agenda did not include any candidates, including Stan Gerdes. It was, appropriately, a non-political event.
The guys facing the podium are Stan Gerdes (with sunglasses) and the guy on the left who appeared to be assisting Gerdes' "attempted hornswoggle."
Somehow, Stan Gerdes (aka "Rick Perry's Poodle" in the Republican primary runoff for Texas House) managed to insinuate himself into the agenda, including an introduction announcing his false claim to be a former "senior official in the Trump Administration" and, oh, by the way, he's "running for State Representative on Tuesday." (To our knowledge, Gerdes has never served a day in the US military.)
The truth is known to thousands of voters that Stan was just a scheduler working under a secretary for Rick Perry at the Department of Energy. But not everyone knows the truth about Stan and his cronies. Turnout in today's critically important House District 17 runoff will likely be sparse.
Paul Pape is our means to stop cheaters like Stan from getting over on voters in Bastrop, Burleson, Caldwell, Lee and Milam counties.
Here's Pape at the Lee County Fair Parade held just before the commemoration. After the parade, Pape and supporters respectfully listened to and watched the commemoration, not like the grandstanding jackass Gerdes.
Paul Pape might just walk away with this election runoff, especially if you help him get voters out in House District 17 -- Bastrop, Burleson, Caldwell, Lee and Milam counties!
Poll information is here for HD-17. Polls are open from 7 to 7 on Tuesday, May 24!
What are these desperate desperados really after?
Might it be the real gold -- groundwater in the aquifers beneath HD-17 -- being sacrificed to growth-gone-wild throughout Central Texas?
Sign the letter/petition to the Governor, Lt. Governor and House Speaker to step up and protect Texans' water supply and share it.
"The San Antonio Vista Ridge project forced an unreasonable 58% rate hike on 1.8 million San Antonio ratepayers. The project is damaging landowner wells and threatens the aquifers 142 miles away in Burleson, Milam, Lee and Bastrop counties. Vista Ridge water is destined for buildout in the Hill Country against the desires of its residents. Texans do not want a repeat of the 'California Water Model' -- moving masses of water to facilitate hyper-growth development in areas without their own water supply."
After the commemoration on Saturday, we spoke with two couples who wound up having lunch at the same restaurant. They couldn't recall the candidate's name or anything about what he said. :)