BraBurner Podcast: Lillian Salerno Has Three Words for Pete Sessions

"You're in my seat." (No wait, that's four. Or five—do contractions count?)

We invited Lillian Salerno, who recently joined the race for Pete Sessions’ congressional seat, to join us on the Jose patio in the 32nd District for this week’s episode of BraBurner. She’s taking on the ever-expanding Democratic field, which already includes Ed Meier and Colin Allred. We chatted about monopolies, the plight of rural communities, the effect of humidity on hair, Puerto Rico and paper towels, the tragic loss of Good 2 Go Taco, and why she decided to join the (political) circus. Here are your show notes and the streaming player:

  1. Holland Murphy took her stressed tresses to l.a.r.c. Salon for what turned out to be personal therapy. Word on Instagram is that hair guru Beau Bollinger is opening his own studio on Henderson in December.

2. Holland did vote in the Democratic primaries. She just spaced out, didn’t hear the question, and couldn’t figure out why the rest of us were raising our hands.

3. The next Democratic primary will be March 6, 2018.

4. Here is the original beard v. no beard debate.

5. American Airlines does not fly to Barcelona direct.

6. Taqueria El Si Hay is actually pronounced something like “el see aye” and means something like “Yes, we have everything you need in a tiny masa blanket of happiness to make your life better for the few short minutes it will take you to stand here and eat this.”

7. The last U.S. president to sport a full beard, thereby making him eligible to make out with Holland, is Benjamin Harrison. Taft’s mustache doesn’t count.

8. Lysistrada is a Greek play notable for, ahem, raising the loaded issue of women entering politics in a male-dominated society.

9. In 1994, Lillian started a manufacturing company in Little Elm, 35 miles north of Dallas, to manufacture the first-ever automatically retracting syringe. Yada yada yada, the lawsuit settled for $100 million, a movie was made, and the company continues to make nurses safer.

10. And to answer your question, Lillian: yes, we get paid to do this.