Honey, She’s Like Gold Dipped in Frosting

March 14, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Category: Uncategorized

For a few months now I’ve been telling you folks that the candidate to watch in Texas is Senator Leticia Van de Putte.

She’s hotter than road tar in August and she is damn set and determined tall to change the face of Texas politics.  She has a favorite saying, “If Momma ain’t happy, nobody’s happy.”

She’s one tough Momma.  There ain’t no slack in her fishin’ line.

She gained national attention the night of Senator Wendy Davis’ filibuster.  Leticia (in Texas, it’s pronounced La-tea-see-uh with the accent on the tea) had just left her father’s funeral after a completely unexpected death.  She came to the floor of the senate in an attempt to help prolong the filibuster after the Republicans tried to shut it down.

It was Leticia who set off the crowd.

If you watch it closely, you can see that she had a second sentence to say but she stopped and let things take their natural course.  Rare is the politician who knows when to shuddup and trust the people to carry her message.

If I had to make a list of people not to get into a fight with, Superman would be #1, but Leticia would be #2.  Okay, so maybe Godzilla would be #2, but she would definitely be #3.  She’s funny, quick witted, smart, and tough as a three dollar steak.

So, it appears that the rest of the country is catching up to what we’ve known in Texas for a long time.  Today’s Washington Post —

… on the ground in Texas, attention is shifting to San Antonio’s Van de Putte, who is running for lieutenant governor, a position that is in some ways the more powerful one in Texas, because that official presides over the Senate.  Van de Putte is quietly emerging as a favorite among some Democrats, who see the Hispanic businesswoman and mother of seven as the more likely candidate who could help revive her party’s chances.

Now let me make it real clear that I adore Wendy Davis and I work for her election every damn day.  All I’m saying is that it’s time we stop under-funding and under-appreciating Leticia Van de Putte.  It is likely that any statewide Democrat who wins in Texas does it on Leticia’s coattails.

Trip on over and get on her mailing list.  It doesn’t cost anything and it’s gonna make you smarter.  Lord know you need that.

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15 Comments to “Honey, She’s Like Gold Dipped in Frosting”


  1. Marge Wood says:

    Amen and glory hallelujah twice over. I know exactly what you mean. I love Wendy and sent her some money yesterday but when I met Leticia, well, they ain’t no way you can describe in words or even pictures the feeling you get up close to her. I was one of a big roomful of folks who got to shake hands with her awhile back and she just oozes good. I told someone that she made me feel like I wanted to follow her out of there and do whatever she told me to do. Well not really but you know. We need Leticia in Texas politics alongside Wendy and anyone else who’s lucky enough to be there. Lordy. She raised six kids. That oughta tell you sumthin.

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  2. I read the WaPo most every day for a lot of reasons.

    (1) I’m from there.
    (2) I still have family there, and it’s still in the 30′s.
    (3) Because they cover Texas politics, and my now hometown newspaper doesn’t.

    Their take on Leticia is that if anybody can turn Texas purple….. she will be the one to do that.

    Here’s the thing…. our choices are:

    (Gag)…… Dan Patrick (R)
    (Gag)…… David Dewhurst (R)

    Or……. Yea! Leticia Van de Putte.

    Put your money where your convictions are. I don’t have a lot…. but that’s what I intend to do.

    Please and Thanks.

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  3. I need more political/issues email like I need another hole in my head, but I signed up. She’s good people and we all need her to win, even those of us a thousand miles from Texas.

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  4. Lori Hathaway says:

    I think my lucky stars that Texas’s next Governer is Harvard Educated, Stylish, Attrractive and has amazing hair. And while she may choose to wear glasses on occasion, she does not believe they enhance her I.Q.

    But the real gem of the ticket is the wicked wit of LDVP. She is both a force of nature and warm and approachable. She just might be our first Tejana President.

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  5. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    It’s win-win-win for Blue Texas with Leticia Van de Putte, Wendy Davis and Maxey Scherr. Three excellent candidates and more like them are needed at all levels of government in every state.

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  6. I will be proud and honored if I get to serve Texas along side LDVP. Texas Proud Texas Strong

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  7. maryelle says:

    According to that bar graph, IF women and minorities can be convinced to stop voting against their best interests, Wendy and Leticia have a shot. Big IF.

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  8. Corinne Sabo says:

    Leticia is my senator and my friend (not in that order). Who, me, brag?

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  9. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Brag away, Corinne Sabo, as Leticia is a magnificent Senator and soon to be superb Lt Gov. Let’s light up the blogs-sphere with her credentials.

    Vote Leticia Van de Putte for a better Texas!

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  10. What are the odds that the winner of the Republican sudden death match will dare to debate Leticia in a public forum? Take a look here, they’re having a debate, but the public and media are not allowed entrance. Kind of makes you wonder who they represent if they don’t want the people casting the votes to hear what they have to say. Oh, wait. The people that they represent will be there with their blank checks.
    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Dewhurst-and-Patrick-to-debate-behind-closed-5318263.php

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  11. Marge Wood says:

    What’s the point of debating behind closed doors? Who’s gonna believe either of them when they walk out of the room and say “I REALLY won; he cheated.” (That’s what our kids used to say when they came home after school sports events.)

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  12. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Marge Wood, it’s Clown Car ‘debate.’ Dan Patrick (name sounds like a loser horse) will throw out red meat to excite what his handlers tell him are the base. David Dewhurst (name sounds like that murderer dude), will try to out base Dan. Call it a draw, or a loss of time any in attendance will not get back. Two doofii arguing as to who is the most gohmert.

    Dan or Dave, interchangeable gohmerts, one of them will face one tough serious candidate, Leticia Van de Putte. Mama gonna spank one of those punks.

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  13. Thank you so much for giving me the Texas pronunciation of the Senator’s first name. I know I’m uneducated, but I’m from a foreign state, so could you please also pronounce her last name for me. Just cuz I’m a foreigner, doesn’t mean I don’t contribute to the cause financially and by word-of-mouth. Thanks.

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  14. It’s nice to see that there’s hope in Texas. I just wish there was some heah in Jawhuh.

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  15. Miss Prissybritches says:

    Leticia’s announcement address was spectacular! If you have not had the privilege of watching it, it’s on UTube. Funny, clever, delivered with punch and panache. I cannot WAIT to see her tear into the Repugnicant Candidate later on this fall. It will be a thing of beauty… like her.

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