Is David Dewhurst Goofy — or Goofy Like a Fox?

It’s funny that you can win four statewide elections and still have people think you’re a goofball, in over your head. But maybe Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s fumbles leading to the Texas Senate’s budget vote give the lie to that. Maybe he’s goofy like a fox.

Passing a budget with no Democratic support and with Republicans chafing at the leash might have caused some momentary discomfort in the Senate, but it doesn’t appear to have hurt Dewhurst’s standing with conservative voters. For a guy on the verge of running for higher office, that’s the standing that counts.

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