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Sandra Bullock hurts Dan Patrick’s fee-fees

Poor little snowflake.

I can see why she might intimidate him

Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick is not too pleased that Oscar winning actress Sandra Bullock has agreed to star in a movie about former state Sen. Wendy Davis, whose 13-hour filibuster helped stall an anti-abortion bill in 2013.

“It saddens me that Sandra Bullock agreed to play Wendy Davis in a movie called ‘Let Her Speak,'” Patrick said in downtown Austin, just miles from where Bullock once owned a home.

When a member of the audience doubted it, Patrick assured the crowd it was true.

“Sandra Bullock,” he repeated. “I used to like her.”

But Patrick said he’s already taking steps to keep Bullock and film crews out of the Senate chamber to recreate the filibuster that raised Davis’s statewide profile. Davis ran for governor in 2014 and lost to Gov. Greg Abbott.

“And by the way, if I have anything to do with it, I’m not going to let them use the Senate chamber to shoot, because they’ve already disgraced it once,” Patrick said. “They’re not going to do it a second time.”

Patrick told the audience at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative public policy advocacy group, that he already has other issues with the movie. He said they sent him a script and asked, “Guess who the villain is?”

After a pause, Patrick raised his right hand and smiled: “Me.”

Can’t imagine why anyone might think of you that way, Danno. Now please go ahead and show me where that mean lady hurt you. You’re safe now. RG Ratcliffe has more.

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7 Comments

  1. Polly Pearce says:

    I thought Dan Patrick would be the comic relief. Buffoon!

  2. penwyth says:

    Well, I used to like Dan Patrick before he decided to play the role of that jerk Dan Patrick.

  3. Bill Daniels says:

    I wonder who will play the husband that put Wendy through law school, and then got kicked to the curb by Wendy. There won’t be any “stand by your man” in this drama. Also, correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Wendy lose badly when she ran for governor?

    I don’t really see this being a blockbuster film, compared to, say, unarmed US service members saving a train load of innocent civilians from death by Muslim terror. But hey, giving a filibuster in pink tennis shoes is a lot braver than facing down death. I’ll assume Pelosi will get the same movie deal for her filibuster…..at least Nancy did hers in high heels. Does this mean Rand will get one, too?

    Having said all that, if the film makers are willing to pay for the use of the capitol building, I disagree with Dan Patrick…..take their money.

  4. Robbie Westmoreland says:

    It’s a movie. Movies play up drama. Hence Tom Hanks as a pilot who’s angry when the NTSB investigates the way it always investigates, or Sandra Bullock as a woman who adopts a poor black kid who winds up being a good football player.
    A movie about a political drama is cheap to make and will have a guaranteed audience, the same way Kirk Cameron goofiness or stupid parodies of atheist college professors get a guaranteed audience in churches.

    Complaining about people who see markets and provide products that sell is kind of anti-entrepreneurial. Not that that sort of thing is uncommon among the special snowflakes that inhabit the safe spaces of the US conservative scene, but it’s a little ironic.

  5. Ross says:

    I would make a movie about Dan Patrick, but no one would pay to watch a video of a pile of manure.

  6. Bill Daniels says:

    I agree with Robbie. Perfect write up. I also agree with Ross. I wouldn’t see a movie about Dan Patrick any more than I’d see the Wendy movie.

    I will say the Wendy movie sounds like the modern day “blacksploitation” film for women.

  7. C.L. says:

    Leave it to Bill to turn a story about Patrick’s opposition to a movie filmed in Austin into a slam against Wendy Davis and/or Pelosi. Hard to change those stripes, I guess.