Did you know that Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke skateboards and used to be in a punk band and is kind of reminiscent of a young Kennedy? Of course you do, if you’ve read any of the million puff-pieces that have been done about him.

If you’ve been to any of his rallies recently you also know that his mom’s a lifelong Republican. There’s more to that story, of course, just like there was more to O’Rourke’s drunk driving story that didn’t quite mesh with the official police report.


For a Republican, she sure does vote Democrat a lot.

Isn’t his mom also the one who called him “Beto” as a child? We think we heard that in another O’Rourke anecdote that we found totally believable.


Hey, this “lifelong Republican” thing is more useful than we thought: