Instead of tax policy, it’s falling pajama bottoms. Instead of internal audits, it’s heavy breathing.
Welcome to the Texas comptroller’s race — normally a staid affair, but this year steamed up by the contents of a novel written 26 years ago by one of the candidates, Republican Susan Combs.
Although the book includes its share of overheated moments, a spokesman for the Combs campaign denies that it’s pornography, as Combs’ Democratic opponent has claimed.
But Democrat Fred Head, 67, says he knows pornography when he sees it — and Combs book, he says, is definitely pornography.
“Susan Combs claims to be a person of high moral standards [but] her record of writing, having published and selling a pornographic book, clearly shows that Susan Combs is a two-faced hypocrite who was obviously more concerned with her literary career and seeing her name in print than the morals of the young people of Texas,” the Head campaign says on itsWeb site.