Chuck Norris likes to talk tough. He enjoyes teaches kids to face up to bullies and stay off drugs, instead of caving in to peer pressure. So why did he pull his endorsement after taping a radio spot for Dallas County Sheriff candidate Lupe Valdez? Seems he found out Lupe's a DEMOCRAT and ran away from the project like a scared little girlie-man!
Lupe Valdez announced Chuck Norris' endorsement last Friday at a fundraiser given by Dallas City Council member Elba Garcia, and her husband, former state representative Domingo Garcia. A friend of Ms. Valdez knows Chuck Norris, and the campaign was told that Chuck Norris had read her resume, was impressed with her extensive qualifications and offered to donate his time doing a radio spot for her, with the understanding that the Valdez campaign would raise the money to put it on the air.
The spot was recorded at the time of the fundraiser, and attendees donates thousands of dollars to put it on radio.
"I'm here to offer my support and endorsement for Lupe Valdez, the Democratic candidate for Dallas County sheriff," Norris said in the commercial.
But this week, the campaign learned that Chuck Norris was pulling his spot off the air, after suffering a barrage of emails from angry Republicans. Hey, Chuck, isn't that called "peer pressure," and shouldn't you face up to it, like you tell the kids to do? In his book Against All Odds, he says "I wake up each morning, watching for the opportunities to do something that others say can't be done." Guess that doesn't include supporting a Democratic woman for Sheriff of Dallas County, standing up to the right-wingers, or crossing party lines.