State Rep. Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth RER56) earned the nickname “Cookie Monster” for his infamous and juvenile act of tying a string around an oatmeal raisin cookie and dragging it across the floor of the Texas House of Representatives to ridicule a colleague – State Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford RER99) . It was witnessed and tweeted by a Hearst Newspapers reporter (see picture). That explains the cookie part.
Geren is one of the last original 11 Republicans that conspired with 65 Democrats in the 2009 Texas Legislative Session to elect Joe Straus as Texas Speaker of the House. That act in itself should qualify one as a Frankenstein creation. But, another demonstration in a lack of decorum provided to be a more disturbing revelation. Charlie Geren is pro Planned Parenthood.
On March 11, 2015, Planned Parenthood Day at the Texas Capitol, Geren stormed into the office of State Rep. Jonathan Stickland and berated an 18 year old staffer. The offense that got Geren so steamed was a pro-life sign that Stickland, and several other pro-life state reps, had taped to their office doors.
When notified of the signs, Geren exited his office in the main Capitol building and took a long march to the annex. Arriving at Stickland’s office, he ripped down the sign, barged into the office and nearly brought the young staffer to tears.
Moments later, Stickland confronted Geren in an annex corridor about the incident. Geren claimed, as Chairman of the House Administration Committee, that such displays and decorating of the halls was a rules violation. Yet, within the corridors where the conversation between Geren and Stickland took place, were countless pro Planned Parenthood posters and banners – plastering the walls of the Texas State Capitol.
There we no reports made that Chairman “Cookie Monster” enforced such rules upon those that were promoting the ideals and mission of Planned Parenthood.
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