Awww. The conservative editorial board of the Houston Chronicle wants to "undo" last year's cheerleading and editorial supporting Ted Cruz's ultimately successful election as Republican senator from Texas.
The newspaper says the Tea Party favorite Cruz has been a failure and they "miss" former longtime Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson
We're not sure how much difference one person could make in the toxic, chaotic, hyperpartisan atmosphere in Washington, but if we could choose just one it would be Hutchison, whose years of service in the Senate were marked by two things sorely lacking in her successor, Ted Cruz. ...
One reason we particularly believe that Hutchison would make a difference in these hectic days is that if she had kept her seat, Cruz would not be in the Senate.
When we endorsed Ted Cruz in last November’s general election, we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation – that he follow Hutchison’s example in his conduct as a senator. Obviously, he has not done so. Cruz has been part of the problem in specific situations where Hutchison would have been part of the solution.
From the October 2012 editorial:
We endorse Ted Cruz to succeed Kay Bailey Hutchison and join Sen. John Cornyn in the U.S. Senate. We do so in the expectation that Cruz will be schooled by the examples of previous senators from Texas, beginning with Hutchison and continuing with Lloyd Bentsen and Lyndon B. Johnson. In Cornyn, he will have a someone to emulate at his side. We expect Cruz as the senator from the Lone Star State to spend his energies standing up for Texans of every background and economic station, representing their best interests from health care and education to energy, space and medicine.
"[S]pend his energies standing up for Texans of every background and economic station, representing their best interests from health care ..." Heehee. How is that working out?