As a veteran of many an electoral defeat at the polls, may I remind you of the proper Texan attitude toward slaughter at the polls? A few years before Billie Carr died this September at age 74, a friend called to ask how she was doing. Well, she said, They just impeached my boy up in Washington, there's not a Democrat left in statewide office in Texas, the Republicans have taken every judgeship in Harris County, and yesterday I found out I have cancer. Pause. I think I'll go out and get a pregnancy test because with my luck, it'll.