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When the Texas Governor Drops
the Official State Footwear

New York Times, by Manny Fernandez

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Posted By:MissMolly, 7/5/2014 10:20:39 AM

HOUSTON — Rocky Carroll was inside his cluttered boot shop here on Tuesday, watching television as the dusty ceiling fan jangled. Dolly Parton’s white boots were behind him. President George W. Bush’s cigar-color alligator boots were by the front door, next to President Ronald Reagan’s Italian calf. A fly swatter was within reach. Then Mr. Carroll heard the bad news: Gov. Rick Perry had recently announced that he had given up on cowboy boots. The governor, who had appeared on the cover of Newsweek in 2010 with boots emblazoned with the Texas battle cry “come and take it,” said he had

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LadyVet, 7/5/2014 11:16:59 AM     (No. 9911890)

Since when do a bunch of fashion fops in NY care about footware of Texans?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: The Other Guy, 7/5/2014 12:00:29 PM     (No. 9911938)

Since it offered an opportunity to insinuate something negative about Rick Perry.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 7/5/2014 12:35:16 PM     (No. 9911960)

A good pair of knee highs will protect you from diamond backs but afford little protection against the venom of the fashionistas, snake oil shills, politicians, yankees or yankors.

High yur Bruno Mali´d selves down here and git you some.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/5/2014 1:12:46 PM     (No. 9911984)

A well-made pair of custom boots will last, literally, a lifetime. My father, when he died, had boots older than I. Periodically he would drive down to Villa Acuna and have his favorite bootmaker resole and reheel a pair or two. My dad wore the traditional saddle heel, meant to anchor in a stirrup.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Eljay, 7/5/2014 2:41:51 PM     (No. 9912071)

Not a credible news source wastes time with a non-story

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/6/2014 12:16:51 AM     (No. 9912431)

Oh no. Say it isn´t so.
Is the gov becoming a metrosexual ?



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