Tuesday, as she was sworn into the Texas Senate seat formerly occupied by erstwhile gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, Colleyville Republican Konni Burton left no doubt that she'd be a vast departure from Davis' moderation.
Seemingly mocking the pink Mizunos Davis made famous during her filibuster of House Bill 2, Texas' draconian new abortion regulations, Burton chose to sport the black boots seen above, to "Stand for Life," as it were.
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Burton provided the first photos of the boots to Breitbart Texas. They were, she said to the conservative blog, made by Texas Custom Boots. The logo was designed by Vici Media, the ad firm that represents the Legislature's intellectual heavyweights like Jonathan Stickland and Giovanni Capriglione as well as new Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Ted Cruz, among others, lauded Burton's clear stand against the greatest threat Texas faces headed into the new legislative session: Women retaining autonomy over their personal medical decisions.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 13, 2015