Texas GOP Education Board Candidate: “We Know We Didn’t Come From Monkeys!”
Ah, Texas. You almost have to hand it to the Texas branch of the GOP. They’re consistently dedicated to making themselves look like jackasses to the rest of the world, with an amazing lack of self-consciousness or inhibition. It’s really the only way they’re uninhibited at all.
There are great people in Texas, of course, and I’m not bashing everyone in the state, but where else can you find a Republican candidate for the freaking State Board of Education saying things like this: “We know we didn’t come from monkeys!”
Lady Theresa Thombs, self-described on her Twitter page as an “international evangelist” and real estate agent, saved worse scorn for Tea Party challenger Eric Mahroum.
First, she said Mahroum once fell behind on child support. The Tea Party-like Fort Worth 912 Project crowd booed her.
Then, calling him “inexperienced,” she said in an accusatory tone, “His real experience in management is — Chuck E. Cheese!”
When Mahroum spoke, he said he worked out the child support. He replied, “I was a Chuck E. Cheese regional trainer!”
Thombs had said she wanted history lessons written by “experts, not people from some socialist higher education.”
She went on: “We know we didn’t come from monkeys!”
TFN Insider posted this video of the candidates’ opening statements — Lady Theresa is the last one to speak.