Today, the Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas, a lobbying group, reiterated its support of Texas Gov. Rick Perry for reelection. WBDT, of course, is the powerful group that keeps blocking legislative bills that would legalize on-site sales for microbreweries. WBDT made a similar endorsement last year during Perry's primary contest against Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Therefore, I think it's time we revisit this post.
Obviously, some things have changed since that posting: Perry, of course, got the GOP nomination; Bill White did, in fact, switch from a U.S. Senate run and became the Democratic nominee; and Kathie Glass is the Libertarian candidate. However, my opinions of WBDT and Perry have not changed.
I just sent an e-mail to the White campaign asking for their opinion regarding on-site sales. As of this posting, they haven't yet replied, but I suspect this photo offers a hint. I'll also ask Glass her opinion; I would assume allowing on-site sales would be the logical Libertarian stance.
Central Oregon Beer Week (2017)
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