April 07, 2004


The GOP celebrates diversity:

His family made a fortune on men's work clothing. But it's Sam Walls' apparent fondness for women's apparel that is dividing the Johnson County Republican Party.

Walls, 64, is in the April 13 GOP primary runoff against Burleson real estate broker Rob Orr for the House District 58 seat. As a leading businessman, former Republican Party chairman and benefactor of Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital, Walls seemed the odds-on favorite to win.

But then pictures of Walls in women's clothing -- several of which were provided to the Star-Telegram -- began circulating late last week around Burleson and Cleburne, rival towns on opposite ends of the district.

Hereís Sam in menís clothing. Could a picture of him in a dress be any more damaging?

Posted by Tim Blair at April 7, 2004 02:29 AM

He'd look embalmed either way...

Posted by: Roger Bournival at April 7, 2004 at 02:45 AM

Odd how certain people look like villians from The Lord of the Rings - Wheelchair Willy was a dead-ringer for Saurman. This doofus looks like the Lord of the Nazgul when you're in the wraith-world.

Posted by: Sue at April 7, 2004 at 03:11 AM

The Reverend Sunlight Gardener

Posted by: max power at April 7, 2004 at 03:53 AM

Not entirely sure I appreciate the visual.

Posted by: Jan Haugland at April 7, 2004 at 05:01 AM

Aw, c'mon. The guy's a lumberjack and he's O.K.; he sleeps all night and he works all day. He cuts down trees, he wears high heels . . .

Posted by: Mike at April 7, 2004 at 05:25 AM

Dallas/Fort Worth work clothing manufacturer?

Hmm. I wonder if this is the guy behind DICKIES.

Posted by: iowahawk at April 7, 2004 at 05:46 AM

What would Russell Kirk say about this?

Anyone? Hello?

SMG (too inside I guess)

Posted by: SteveMG at April 7, 2004 at 07:37 AM

It is Uncle Fester! With hair!

Posted by: Bilal at April 7, 2004 at 08:07 AM

IF this guy ever becomes president, Madame Tussaud's people would have an easy time with this one.

Not that the representation would be life-like, of course.

Posted by: Gamer at April 7, 2004 at 08:37 AM


Posted by: David Ross at April 7, 2004 at 04:06 PM

It's 11 p.m.
Do you know where your undertaker is?

Posted by: Timothy Lang at April 7, 2004 at 05:04 PM

Richard Alston, your long lost twin brother has been found.

Posted by: Troy at April 7, 2004 at 07:44 PM