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Ron Paul leaves Congress as the best-known national figure in Texas politics

"By standard measures, Ron Paul's legislative career in Washington has been unusually unproductive. In 23 years in office, just one of the 613 bills the maverick Texan introduced in Congress was signed into law, a proposal to sell the customs house in Galveston to a local historical association.

That's a futility rate of 99.8 percent.

Just four measures he authored passed the House of Representatives. Only seven ever emerged from House committees.

“Conventional wisdom says I didn't get much done,” the 77-year-old congressman said in an interview. “I didn't get much legislation passed.”

But Ron Paul has never been a conventional politician, and his political career defies conventional analysis. The quirky libertarian from Lake Jackson might not have been a legislative titan. But the former Air Force medic who entered politics four decades ago to protect Americans' individual liberties against government encroachment has managed to become the best-known national figure in Texas politics today."

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Futility rate my a$$

The bill he introduced and passed made government smaller.

I'd call it a 100% success rate.

Voters in other Congressional districts wouldn't elect representatives with those principles, but I find it hard to hold that against Rep. Paul.

As nice as all that is

I think Bush is still better remembered.. I'm sorry

I think by Texas politics

I think by Texas politics they mean involving politicians that have served TX. Bush was really mostly known for being Pres, not so much what he did as a politician serving TX, right?

I'm pretty sure they are saying that as he leaves he is best

known CURRENTLY in Texas politics, which considering he is a House Rep, not Governor or Senator, is unusual, you must agree.

Bush was president, it would be astounding if more didn't know him.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Still.. I think Perry would beat Paul

Maybe I'm jaded from all the censorship of Ron Paul? Republicans are more aware or know Perry than Paul.

When I think of Texas.. I think

Ann Richards

But that's MSM influences speaking.. and I'm not even into MSM.

I'm not into MSM either, but

I'm not into MSM either, but I've never even heard of Ann Richards or LBJ. But I'm also not in TX.


LBJ is Lyndon Johnson, who replaced Kennedy and took his corporation, Brown and Root now known a Haliburton, Brown and Root to Nam..

Ann Richards was second woman governor of TX and well liked for her abilty to shoot a gun and her mouth. Here is a famous quote by her

"I'm delighted to be here with you this evening, because after listening to George Bush all these years, I figured you needed to know what a real Texas accent sounds like" or "Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth "