Remember Republican Rick Green, former State Representative from Dripping Springs? He was ousted by Democrat Patrick Rose in 2002, in a race decided by only 335 votes. Four years later, Green was apparently still upset, and on election day he punched Patrick Rose in the face at a polling location. An APB was put out for his arrest.
Well, as we posted earlier, that very same Rick Green is in a run-off for the Republican nomination to our highest civil court in Texas, the State Supreme Court. Yes! That's right. As I've heard more than one attorney say, “If Rick Green wins, we might as well tear up our law degrees.”
Rick Green is a total toolbag, as well chronicled in Paul Stekler's great documentary Last Man Standing: Politics Texas Style. (If you haven't watched Last Man Standing I highly recommend it. Great stuff.)
Here's my question: if Rick Green loses the run-off, will he punch Debra Lehrmann in the face?
Unfortunately, we don't have footage handy of Rick Green punching people who beat him. But we do have a similar video of one of my favorite SNL skits, which is equally absurd as Rick Green winning a seat on our highest court. Just superimpose* Rick Green on Samberg.
* Irony: apparently it was the Rose campaign superimposing Green's photo on Rose's 2006 opponent in some direct-mail that made Green so mad he punched Rose.
Jim Sharp stands ready to challenge the winner of the run-off in the General Election. There is a Libertarian candidate, as well. Sharp actually managed to eke out a victory in the crowded 8-way judicial poll conducted by the State Bar of Texas. Should Green actually win–I have little faith that the GOP Run-Off voters will pick the woman, who is currently a District Judge and therefore not nearly as woefully unqualified in this race–we've got to make sure folks pay close attention to this race now through November.