Who gets the Heritage Alliance seal of conservative approval?
By Richard Whittaker,
1:47PM, Tue. Aug. 7, 2007
Right wing religious activists the Heritage Alliance have issued their 2007 Texas Conservative Report, a vote-by-vote breakdown of who's tough enough on all those important issues to keep them satisfied.
There's very few surprises – the House is more divided and radicalized than the Senate, Dems are less conservative than Republicans, that sort of thing. The big shocker may be the least conservative city in the state. Quick hint – it's not the 512. It's actually El Paso, with the lowest scoring senator (Eliot Shapleigh on 40%) and rep (Paul Moreno on a remarkable 3%.)
Four of the top five most conservative reps are female, with Jodie Laubenberg, R-Rockwall, heading up the list at 96% conservative. For those of you wondering where she dropped those all-important points, she had a couple of absences. But apparently she also believes that school busses should be fitted with seatbelts. The crazy pinko.