What Do You Call a Texan Without His Boots?

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    Jul 06, 2014 9:39 PM GMT
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    NYT: Rocky Carroll was inside his cluttered boot shop here on Tuesday, watching television as the dusty ceiling fan jangled. Dolly Parton’s white boots were behind him. President George W. Bush’s cigar-color alligator boots were by the front door, next to President Ronald Reagan’s Italian calf. A fly swatter was within reach.

    Then Mr. Carroll heard the bad news: Gov. Rick Perry had recently announced that he had given up on cowboy boots. The governor, who had appeared on the cover of Newsweek in 2010 with boots emblazoned with the Texas battle cry “come and take it,” said he had stopped wearing them because they worsened the back problems that dogged him during his failed run for president in 2012.

    Mr. Carroll, who has been making boots for Mr. Perry since the governor was agriculture commissioner in the 1990s, did not quite believe it. He is the bearded, toothpick-chomping craftsman-king of the pinched-toed elite in Texas, a surly, beloved bootmaker who, at 75, is slow in pace but fast in tongue. His next move said a great deal about the power and influence of cowboy boots in Texas.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/03/us/rick-perry-gives-up-his-cowboy-boots.html?ref=fashion&assetType=nyt_now
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    Jul 06, 2014 10:23 PM GMT
    a pandering pol?
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    Jul 06, 2014 11:03 PM GMT
    JackBoneTX saida pandering pol?


    You're way too kind! icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 06, 2014 11:44 PM GMT
    What Do You Call a Texan Without His Boots?

    More intelligent. So let's hope they keep their boots on. The last thing we need is intelligent Texans. They're easier to handle when they're stupid as sh*t, like they are now. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 07, 2014 3:03 AM GMT
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    JackBoneTX saida pandering pol?


    You're way too kind! icon_lol.gif


    don't worry, in my head it's a major insult :p
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    Jul 07, 2014 3:50 AM GMT
    a Floridian