Molly Ivins was a syndicated newspaper columnist, co-author of Shrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. Bush (Random House) and Bushwhacked (Random House).
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.