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Meet Katie Thompson

Meet Katie Thompson

I am pleased that Katie Thompson will be doing some guest posts here,  starting with a post about Rick Perry.  

Katie expands the geographical diversity of the university blogging team of Kathleen, Matt and Mike.  Katie is entering her senior year at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. 

Katie already has amassed an impressive political, blogging and social media resume.   

Katie re-founded a College Republicans chapter at St. Edward’s, currently serving as Chair, and is was Social Media Director for the Texas College Republicans.  Katie helped with several local campaigns, most notably Dr. Donna Campbell for TX-25, and also is  a contributor to the Republican Party of Texas’s youth publication The New Texas Forum.

As if that were not enough, Katie is National Social Media Coordinator for Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, and helps with online initiatives for the College Republican National Committee.   Last but not least, Katie was just asked (between the time I asked her to do a post about Perry and today) to become the social media director for Students for Rick Perry.

You can follow Katie on Twitter @TexasGrizzlette, where she makes a point of notifying conservatives about events of critical national concern.

Oh her website, Katie describes how she became interested in politics:

Proud to be a native Texan, Katie attends St. Edward’s University in Austin. Although she always called herself a Republican, she never gave politics much serious thought until Sarah Palin took the stage in 2008. Inspired by Palin’s political optimism and cheerful, unapologetic conservatism, Katie began exploring and developing her political philosophy. This newfound interest in politics, combined with her lifelong passion for writing, drove her to start blogging.

Katie descibes herself as follows:

College student. Personality type INTJ. Gun-totin’, Bible-thumpin’, tea-partyin’ capitalist pig. Aspiring writer.

I think she’ll fit right in here.


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DINORightMarie | June 20, 2011 at 10:33 am

“I think she’ll fit right in here.”

You betcha! Welcome to Katie!! Looking forward to your posts.

LukeHandCool | June 20, 2011 at 10:46 am

Welcome Katie! Look forward to your posts!

LukeHandCool (who is also type INTJ with a healthy dollop of narcissism thrown in)

Definition of lonely:   1. A Republican in Austin.

Welcome ablog Katie!

Welcome, fellow Texan! Glad to have you aboard, and glad to see the next generation so well-represented! Give ’em Hell in Austin for this Aggie, m’kay?

Great find, Prof. Jacobson!

Welcome. Looking forward to reading more. Still chuckling over the anomaly of a Repub in Austin. /Shakes head/.

Please comment on this article from American Thinker.
I was a Perry fan until I read this –


Katie Thompson | June 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Thanks for the welcome, y’all! I’m super excited to be on board. 🙂


I read that piece you linked to at American Thinker fully expecting to disagree with what was written.   But after reading in full, I can’t.   I think all in all the author brings up some good counter-points to Governor Perry’s brand of ‘conservatism’?

Don’t get me wrong.   As one living in Texas, I like Rick Perry.   I’ll be interested to read Katie Thompson’s take on Perry (and others) in the weeks and months to come here at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion?

Katie Thompson | June 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm


The points made in that column are certainly worth thinking about. Perry’s made a few mistakes – everyone has – but in the grand scheme of things, he’s anything but a moderate, having succeeded far, far more than he’s slipped up. I believe he’s the best option if we really want to turn the American economy around. As you’ll read in my post coming up later today, my home state has seen unmatched economic success under Perry the past ten years. That should be the primary concern in this election.

Welcome Katie! I’m also a native Texan- Arlington born and raised. I’ve emailed the Professor a couple of times about Governor Perry. I’m anxious to read your post on him.

I adore the Governor but to be honest I’m a little torn, I hate to lose him here. But he’s done right by Texas, and I suppose the country needs him more than we do right now.

Welcome to another voice of sanity!

Thanks, Prof, for sharing your blog with the generation who ultimately will pay the price for the failed policies of this administration.

I still have faith in America, because I still have faith in our children.

Katie Thompson | June 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm


Same here, I don’t want him to leave!!

Welcome from Houston! Any chance that the Campus Carry bill will be added to the Special Session Call? Or do you know?

Hey, three INTJs in one thread. Perhaps our type skews right. Anyway, Gov. Palin was also a trigger for me in ’08. She was the kick in the butt I needed to get more involved and pay more attention. I look forward to your posts!

When one thinks Tea Party Texas, you are hard pressed not to see the apex is — Lori Medina — author of E-book must: “Community Organizing for Conservatives: A Manifesto for Localism in the Tea Party Movement”, on Amazon and iTunes for $1.99, see an excerpt an more info:

Ms Medina’s review: Perry is a politician without a servants heart. Perry is a politician without a pioneer spirit.

How many clear mandates from our votes must we ensure before the GOP grow a spine and no longer require common sense conservatives to be The Wind Beneath Their Wings so we can get on with being productive? Scott Brown and we still got Obamacare, DeDe Scozzafavabeans and they still ignored Bellavia, took the House purse strings and they still give us a Ryan plan that doesn’t balance the budget for 10 years if the economic rosy projections hold, don’t make daddy get up out of his barcalounger golf course and do something about your illegal war in Libya, etc. Perry would fit right into the “more more more” noise and money needed to make good DC GOP. He doesn’t curry favor? On the outside of politics? Not a Bush insider. Sure, but Perry is also not a leader.

Fefe, Perry is a leader, and while the Legislative body of Texas creates laws, Perry opts to sign them or not. That is real power, and Perry has used that veto pen to deadend stupid, statist laws that serve no purpose.

Perry has been a stronger leader than any governor we have had in a long time, and under Perry’s leadership, we currently have the first filibuster proof Republican majority in the Texas legislation. Even the border counties district, once held by the open-borders, illegals supporting Ciro Rodriquez was replace in November by a Republican, and a Hispanic to boot.

Katie Thompson | June 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm


I can’t say for sure whether campus carry will be added to special session – at this point, I’m not terribly optimistic, but we’re still trying! It would be great if you could call the governor’s office and ask him to add it to the list of topics.

WELCOME Katie ! So reassuring to have a conservative college student. Looking forward to your posts.

Matthew Knee | June 20, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Welcome to the team Katie!

I’ve heard some good things about Perry, but one negative keeps coming up – his secession comment. I hope your posts on Perry will include a persuasive argument that he not only did not mean he would consider supporting secession, but that he can ensure that Obama will not be able to use his comments to great effect in the general election.

Another ‘bitter clinger’ huh?



Welcome, Katie.

I was really excited about Gov. Perry until he signed that onerous Bill 1451 put up by the animal rights kooks. This bill will not improve animal welfare in Texas and will, in fact, make it harder for responsible breeders. Gov. Perry has made a lot of enemies across the country with that move. Every breed club, the AKC, every reputable rescue group, and every dog club I’m in contact with fought this bill. Maybe you could find someone in his organization to explain his thinking on this bill? The only people he made happy with that bill was HSUS and PETA.