November 19, 2011 | permalink
Apparently, being a member of the Texas State Board of Education means facing down a junior high-style clique of Mean Girls. Earlier this month, the president of a Texas group called Golden Corridor Republican Women sent out an email to her members asking for an investigation into the personal life of George Clayton, a moderate Republican and one of the newest members of the infamous Texas State Board of Education.
“What are his living arrangements in Richardson?” was her fevered query. “With whom does he live? It’s not appropriate to comment further - but this needs to be investigated.”
Clayton responded by emailing various news groups that he lives with his male partner, adding laconically, “I hope this frank announcement satisfies Tincy Miller and the ladies associated with the Golden Corridor organization. All of us can now move on with discussions concerning education instead of being overly preoccupied with my personal life.” Miller, a member of the Golden Corridor, was formerly a part of the SBOE’s ultraconservative faction. She was defeated by Clayton in 2010 but will challenge him again in the GOP primary next March.