The columnist Molly Ivins (1944-2007) was no fan of Texas governor and United States president George W. Bush (whom she nicknamed “Shrub"). Ivins wrote in her column on May 31, 2001 in The Nation, titled “Shrub Flubs His Dub”: “It’s often hard to discern the difference between Texas Tough and Texas Stupid.”
“Texas tough” is a term that has been applied to the Texas penal system, or anything that’s more than just “tough.”
‘Texas stupid” means very stupid, or more than the average level of stupidity.
Wikipedia: Molly Ivins
Mary Tyler “Molly” Ivins (August 30, 1944 – January 31, 2007) was a populist American newspaper columnist, political commentator, humorist and bestselling author from Austin, Texas.
Shrub Flubs His Dub
By Molly Ivins
May 31, 2001
Oh, sure, blame it on Texas. It’s all our fault Jim Jeffords walked. Many, many people in Washington are assuming “the Texans” in the White House are responsible for this massive screw-up. Whereas everybody in political Austin assumes it. It’s often hard to discern the difference between Texas Tough and Texas Stupid.
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Sun, 12/31/2006 - 5:37pm — lambert
NOTE Pre-emptive strike, here: “Texas Stupid” does not imply that all Texans are stupid; rather, it implies either that in Texas, stupidity is outsized, like everything else; or that there is a brand of stupidity peculiar to Texas. In either case, as Molly Ivins writes, “It’s often hard to discern the difference between Texas Tough and Texas Stupid.” And that was back in 2001.
Austin (TX) Chronicle (February 9, 2007)
‘Texas Tough’ Sex Crime Wave Hits the Dome
BY WELLS DUNBAR
“Two strikes, and you’re out, forever,” said Dewhurst. “There’s tough, and then there’s Texas tough.”
As even Dewhurst should know, there’s “Texas tough,” and then there’s Texas stupid.
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