Wayne Slater Defines an ‘Enlightened Republican’

Well, now we know a little more about Wayne Slater’s political views. Weighing in on the Texas secessionist issue, the DMN senior political writer appeared as a guest on the MSNBC TV show of Rachel Maddow, who’s about as far to the left as Sean Hannity is to the right. Cozying up to the host, Slater said Kay Bailey Hutchison has been appealing to “enlightened Republicans” in her gubernatorial campaign. Then he added this helpful definition: “I guess an ‘enlightened Republican’ in Texas means those who go to NASCAR, but don’t put the Confederate flag on the window of their car.” I ain’t sure, Pearl, but I think that’s an insult.

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