As reported by the American-Statesman’s Sean Collins Walsh, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he would try to prevent the filming of a movie about former state Sen. Wendy Davis’ 2013 filibuster from being shot in the Texas Senate chamber. “If I have anything to do with that, I’m not going to let them use the Senate chamber to shoot because they have already disgraced it once. I’m not going to let them do it again,” Patrick said in a speech to the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Patrick also said he is portrayed as the “villain” of the movie, and that the script portrays him as using a curse word; he says he does not curse. Sandra Bullock will star in the film, “Let Her Speak.”
Laura Weiser: Thought the building belonged to the taxpayers, not Dan Patrick!
Brooke Arciszewski: He has $18 million in his campaign fund. I hope the good people of Texas are wise enough to see through this charade of a leader.
Raishad Maharaj: Sandra Bullock has done more for the state of Texas than Dan “Can I please have a museum?” Patrick.
James Monaco: Seems like Dan Patrick is pretty insecure about himself.
Elizabeth Goble: I like that his controversial, newsworthy stance will promote the film.
Kimber Smith-Fidler: Well, as the adage goes: if the shoe fits …
Mary Thornhill Roper: I think the villain was David Dewhurst fudging the time.
George Vance McGee: Dan, I thought you were pro-business. This new Hollywood movie would bring Texas jobs.
Jesse H. Colbath IV: Whatever, Dan. You’re just jealous the movie is not about you but rather about a woman’ who helped stand for something big. Let them film at the Texas Capitol.