Letting Texas be Texas

Shoot, Texas, sometimes you are so entertainingly you.

Keller Crockett’s the name, and reinforcing the stereotype of the nation’s largest state is the game. This radio ad has gotten him into some hot water with the state, which is considering pulling his license to teach a gun safety class.

The Associated Press visited him today:

Inside a remote highway cabin on the edge of the Llano River, where a draped, full-size cannon is parked across from his desk, Keller said he was inspired to make the ad after being “flabbergasted” by a couple neighbors who left the state to campaign for Obama. As for refusing to teach Muslims, Keller described that as an afterthought tacked onto the spot, which he couldn’t remember but said was likely generated from something in the news.

“I got to thinking, `Hmm, I’m arming the enemy,”‘ Keller said.

Oh, the story from Mason, Texas gets better…

“He’s a character and likes attention,” said Diane Eames, a jeweler with a downtown shop in Mason’s quaint town square.

Eames and Joyce Arnold, a real estate agent, said they worried about the radio spot embarrassing the city. Eames ran what she described as a successful sex-toy business in Mason before opening the jewelry store…

  • Ed

    Bob, you’re just helping the poor man. Just like the Quran burning Pastor in Florida, they are just trying to get attention.

    Any publicity is good publicity, especially when you don’t have anything worthwhile to offer.

  • Bob Moffitt

    Is it too late to give the state back to Mexico?

  • Kevin McCoy

    I’m not sure how this reinforces any Alaskan stereotypes. I do hope someone in Texas sues him for discrimination, though.

  • Jim Shapiro

    Whatever happened to Texas wanting to secede? Promises, promises.