The King of Texas

“The king reigns but does not govern.” - Louis Adolphe Thiers Texas no longer has a governor. Greg Abbott has become a king. His ordination was subtle, but just as powerful as if he were given a crown and throne on which to sit and issue edicts. Accountability is of no interest to King Greg unless you are a lobbyist with a checkbook or an arch-conservative voter in the GOP primary. Abbott decides, unilaterally, what he wants to do, and then simply does it. You can call it an executive order, if you wish, but mostly his activity has become comparable to a king.

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