Monday, May 2, 2011

Texans React To Osama bin Laden's Death

An unidentified soldier stands on the side of FM 494 in Mission, TX via KHOU Houston

At a bar near UT campus, Austin, via The Daily Texan

The gate to former President George W. Bush’s Preston Hollow neighborhood. Photo by David Woo via The Dallas Morning News

photo by Stuart Palley via The Texas Tribune

via The Daily Texan

Texas leaders had a hard time deciding who to thank. Of 14 legislatures, 4 thanked President Obama, 4 thanked former President Bush, 2 thanked both presidents, and 13 thanked the military. U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, thanked no one but the Patriot Act: "Despite yesterday’s victory, we cannot afford to leave our intelligence community without the resources it needs to dismantle terrorist organizations, identify threats from groups and individuals, and interrupt terrorist plots." Sounds like a freedom-hater to me.

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