Time to panic
File this under "No. No. Oh please, God, no."
Texas governor and potential Republican candidate Rick Perry appeared (via satellite) on Glenn Beck's show on Monday and talked about all the great things Texas is doing with tort reform and job creation and such.
But the real scoop of the exchange was when Beck told Perry he was considering "possibly moving to Texas." He even threatened to run for governor, but fortunately he immediately began to joke about what a "really crappy, bad" idea that was and my heart began to beat again as normal.
But Bud Kennedy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes, Beck's Texas gambit might not be all talk. Beck got his radio start in Corpus Christi and worked as a DJ in Houston at 104.1 before being fired. Kennedy notes a $3 million mansion in Westlake, a high-end suburb near Fort Worth, has recently been leased, and that if Beck moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area he would be joining nationally syndicated radio personalities Mark Davis and Mike Gallagher.
And maybe Beck is ready to hustle to a red state after a New Yorker
accidentally spilled wine onviolently kicked and harassed him and his wife while at a Bryant Park movie on Monday night. (When did New York City become hostile to screaming lunatics?)
I know Texas is a big state, but is it big enough for us and Glenn Beck's ego? Or are you looking forward to having a Lone Star Doom Bunker on the horizon?
Update: New York Daily News has confirmed that Glenn Beck is renting the 7,900-square foot mansion in Westlake's gated neighbood of Vaquero Estates for $20,000 a month. Word on the street is that The Jonas Brothers once lived there.