This morning I awoke to a rushed day of early meetings in the morning and a host of other appointments throughout the day. But my hurried scheduled did not diminish the excitement and anticipating of listening to the Glenn Beck show. Glenn had finally agreed to have one of the candidates who is running for Governor of Texas on his radio show.Debra Medina the grassroots conservative candidate in Texas would finally get her opportunity to tell the people of America her vision for the state of Texas. I was surprised that Glenn Beck had all of a sudden changed his mind about interviewing her, but "oh well", it was an opportunity for Debra. I was to be on the road traveling to a meeting at the time the radio interview was supposed to be aired, so the first thing I did as I started my van, was to turn my radio on. The show was in the middle of a commerical so I waited with excitement as we were nearing the top of the hour, when Debra would be on. It was a very wet day here in Houston, and so I was both distracted by the weather, the drivers in the weather, and the soon appearance of Debra Medina on the Glenn Beck Show.
Well after a brief news update, the time had come and sure enough, Glenn Beck starts the segment by talking up candidates who had come from no where. My excitement turned to smiling as I heard Mr. Beck slowly ease into the Texas Governors race what I heard actually surprised me as he was totally denouncing Rick Perry the current Governor of Texas. The stage had been perfectly set for the introduction of Debra Medina the come from behind candidate in our Governors race.
So Mr. Beck introduces Debra and then starts with his first interview question which was "Who is Debra Medina?". I could sense tension in his voice as if he was annoyed or irritated, but I awaited Debra's answer and out came her firm strong response. "Good job", I thought. "You tell him", Debra, was more like it. The next question was the property tax question, and again she sailed through that answer as well. Then all of a sudden came the 9/11 truther question. And I thought, "what's that about?" I really did not know what a "truthers" was but after hearing Glenn Beck explain I was not phased by it or Debra's answer. However, what happened next was totally unexpected.
My very first thought after he rushed her off the phone, and then began ridiculing her was that this was a classic setup. He totally staged everything perfectly and then attempted to destroy her bid for Governor, just by labeling her a truther. I actually laughed at the obvious ploy of this so-called interview and though nothing of it. After hanging up with Debra he and Pat Gray his co-host laughed about how he wanted to french kiss Rick Perry, I was totally surprised by his jollying with this being that he confesses to be a Christian. Insinuating homosexual pleasures is not something I would think that a Christian man would take so haphazardly. But it seemed like child's play for Glenn Beck. When I arrived at my meeting the look on my friends face was like total horror. My first thought was, "what happened? what's wrong?", then they relayed to me the dimise Debra faced with her inteview with Glenn Beck.
Just last night as my family and I were out grocery shopping I saw Rick Perry on the cover of a Texas magazine, showcasing his bid for the 2012 Presidential election. Of course this would be news here but maybe not in New York, or California or in another state where this would not have any relevance. So then I remembered the article, I remembered Sarah Palin's endorsement of Rick Perry, I remembered Glenn Becks sudden disdain for Rick Perry and then his all of sudden admiration for him again. There it was. I knew right then what this was all about and it became as laughable as watching an episode of "Word Girl" with my daughter. Does Glenn Beck think that the people of Texas is that naive and gullible that we would not see through his little ploy today?
After appearing on the Glenn Beck show and deciding not to play by his rules, I too discovered a different side of Mr. Beck. One of the things that came to my mind is the fact that Glenn Beck ridicules Debra Medina, while he holds to beliefs that many of us may deem unusual as well. As a Mormon, there are many doctrines and teachings that those in the Christian faith would deem just as unusual as Glenn Beck finds as to the beliefs of "truthers". First of all Debra Medina is not a truther, yet, he displays that she is a truther on his website at www.glennbeck.com. This is dishonest at best and I am sure Mr. Beck would not appreciate anyone making a claim that he believes something that he does not. However, Glenn Beck showed up today as a plant for the GOP, one who has disdain for those who "question their government with boldness", as he once called the American people to do, and not the so called independent thinker he positions himself to be when he wants to stir up the American people.
Americans should have no more patience for dirty politics and the antics of the party machine that only wishes to use the American voter as pawns for their future careers. I use to think that Glenn Beck was a person for the people. But now when he desires to push on the people of Texas a career politicians who has his eyes not on governing Texas but running for President, I see him as just another plant for the party establishment.