Get in front of it, Jan
First off, belated congratulations on using SB 1070, a bill that sat on your desk unsigned for three days, as a way to catapult yourself into the national conservative spotlight.
But Jan, you need to step it up. You vetoed discrete carry on campus, but you need to re-think that. Rick Perry is stealing your thunder, and you need to steal it back.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry expressed support for allowing school districts to determine whether teachers can carry concealed handguns in class, which at least one Texas district already permits.
“In the state of Texas, if you go through the process, have been trained, and you are a handgun-licensed individual, you should be able to carry a gun anywhere in the state,” Perry told the NE Tarrant County Tea Party Monday evening, according to ABC News affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth.
You used Russell Pearce’s SB 1070 bill to launch your national political career. Why not use another of his ideas (campus carry and public building carry) to get back into the spotlight and become the conservative heroine that the rest of the country thinks you are?