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Monday, May 29, 2023





It's that time of year again in Texas - snake season! With over 100 species of snakes, including 15 venomous ones, Texans are always on their toes. But this year, the snakes aren't the only ones causing a stir. The Texas Republicans have taken it upon themselves to impeach their own Attorney General, Ken Paxton. 

Now, you might be wondering what snakes and politicians have in common. Well, for starters, they both slither around and can be pretty sneaky. But in Texas, they also have a tendency to eat each other. That's right, when the snakes start eating snakes, you know it's going to be a wild ride.

Let's start with the snakes. Most of them are harmless and will avoid humans if possible. But some can be aggressive or defensive if provoked or threatened. The same goes for Ken Paxton, who has been under FBI investigation for years over accusations of bribery and abuse of office. 

The Texas House of Representatives impeached Paxton on Saturday after 20 articles of impeachment were brought up against him earlier this week. The vote was 121-23, with 60 Republicans joining the Democrats to oust Paxton from his position. This has exposed deep fissures within the Texas Republican Party, with some defending him as a victim of a witch hunt by Democrats and the media, while others denounce him as a corrupt and incompetent leader who has tarnished the party's image.

But Paxton is not going down without a fight. He has called the impeachment an "illegal, unethical, and profoundly unjust" spectacle that is motivated by political interests. He has also claimed that he is being targeted for his work as Attorney General, including his lawsuits against the Biden administration and his defense of Texans' constitutional rights. 

It's like watching a snake eat its own tail - you don't know where it's going to end up. But one thing is for sure, it's going to be a bumpy ride. 

Meanwhile, Texans are advised to be cautious and vigilant when encountering snakes in their yards or on trails. But what about encountering politicians? Well, that's a whole different ball game. 

In Texas, it seems like the politicians are more dangerous than the snakes. They're always slithering around, trying to get ahead and gain power. And when they don't get their way, they turn on each other like hungry snakes in a pit.

But let's not forget the humor in all of this. It's like a real-life soap opera - "As The Republicans Impeach". Who needs Netflix when you have Texas politics?

So, as snake season continues in Texas, residents should be on the lookout for both snakes and politicians. And remember, they're both just trying to survive in their own way - whether that means eating each other or slithering to the top. 

In conclusion, Texas is a wild place where anything can happen - even snakes eating snakes and politicians impeaching each other. But we Texans wouldn't have it any other way. It keeps life interesting and makes for great stories to tell around the campfire. So let's sit back, grab some popcorn, and watch the show unfold.

Story on Texas Senate deliberations on impeached AG Ken Paxton is withdrawn | Reuters

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton impeached by fellow Republicans : NPR