The Corner

Gop Stands by Its Man (or Whatever)

Seems that photos have

emerged of a 64-year-old GOP runoff candidate for Texas state legislature

wearing women’s clothes.

Some Johnson County party officials have urged candidate Sam Walls to

withdraw from the race, but he has no intention of doing so. According to

the Fort Worth Star-Telegram story, Roy Giddens Jr., the county GOP

treasurer and an elder statesman in the local Republican Party, shows just

how big-tent even Texas Republicans have become:

And as far as Giddens is concerned, wearing earrings, a wig and

high-heeled shoes does not preclude Walls from becoming an excellent state


“I don’t have a problem with cross-dressing,” Giddens said. “There are lots

of them. People think J. Edgar Hoover was one of the greatest Americans that

ever lived. He was a cross-dresser.”