Ted Cruz, Junior Senator from the State of Texas - image from the Texas Tribune
From CNN Ted Cruz, the Jr. Senator from Texas, is now the subject of an educational coloring book for children. The book is in a series of politically oriented books published by Really Big Coloring Books.
The company website: www.coloringbook.com offers a variety of coloring books from political (including Republicans and Democrats, Tea Party & Tea Party II, Occupy, and Barack Obama) to butterflies and holidays. Cruz is also on the short list of the TIME magazine person of the year along with 9 other news influencers, including the President Time’s short list includes
Bashar Assad, President of Syria, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder, Ted Cruz, Texas Senator, Miley Cyrus, Singer Pope Francis, Leader of the Catholic Church, Barack Obama, President of the United States, Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Edward Snowden, N.S.A. Leaker, Edith Windsor, Gay rights activist
TIME Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs announced the group on the TODAY show Monday morning. TIME’s Person of the Year will be announced Wednesday morning.
Ted Cruz generates a great deal of “press”, given the left –leaning media and blogs to whom he causes much angst (otherwise, they’d be writing about someone else). As noted in the Hill article, the magazine’s short list is not necessarily an honor, as it has included figures such as Adolph Hitler – go figure. How relevant is all of this? It really depends upon one’s political point of view.
Ted Cruz, although much vilified on both sides of the aisle, appears to be an individual who speaks his mind, regardless of the personal and political consequences, for what he feels is right (and is the non-political use of the word). For that reason, these two occurrences, no matter how little of consequence either one is, are an honor.