In one of the worst cases of ‘bad form’ many of us have EVER witnessed at a public debate forum, Angie Chen Button lost all semblance of decorum at the well-done event hosted by the Garland Tea Party and Richardson Tea Party. There MAY have been some confusion on whether she was supposed to go first or last on closing statements before, but she was given the first go at it- which she used, followed by Jared Patterson’s closing statement. Those are included in the video below; but you have GOT to watch what follows. The crowd tried to end the complete break in decorum with applause, but then she would have none of it.
Angie’s closing statement ends at 2:28, Jared’s ends at 4:29. Then watch what happens:
A completely classless performance. Who would want someone capable of such a spectacle with this attitude representing them in Austin?
This is NOT a one-off instance, either. At a smaller event with the North Texas Tea Party she went first in a format where each candidate spoke individually and then took questions, then was followed by Jared- and AGAIN she insisted on breaking decorum standing up and interrupting Jared at some length. Here is that video and Angie’s break with decorum starts at the 25 minute mark.
BTW Angie: About being ‘welcoming’? As you well know, about the time you were coming from Taiwan, I ‘welcomed’ another immigrant from Taiwan- to be my WIFE. And honored that heritage in our son, born 4 years later, by insisting he be given a Chinese middle name (Chien-Ming) and that he also learn his mother’s language. So when you claim we are not ‘welcoming’, this Tea Party leader gets a little bit peeved. What we DON’T welcome is poor decorum from candidates; I thought we were ALL passed that by now. After all, it was you who refused to meet with these same Tea Party constituents in late 2010 and literally RAN from them in Austin when they wanted to discuss legislative issues.
(BTW: we ran out of paper copies of our conservative voter guides quickly last night; download a copy for your county here.)
The full video of the ENTIRE forum (with time links to the sections at Youtube- Thanks John Smith) is here:
And here are the District Attorney candidate piece, speaking before the 377 folks at the Richardson- Garland Tea Party forum:
Will add the State Senate Candidates here when the video is done processing:
Will add Katrina Pierson’s piece here when the video is done procesessing (Pete Sessions has gone completely ‘milk carton’ on us, refusing to face his constituents. Probably enjoying his Florida home too much to spend time with the ‘Great Unwashed’)