Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s indomitable spirit

My admiration for Governor Greg Abbott of Texas, already healthy, has grown, as I learn what a brave, tough, mission-driven man he is.   On vacation with his family last Thursday, he: … sustained "extensive second- and third-degree burns" on both legs below the knees and both feet - and may miss next week's Republican National Convention as a result, his office said Sunday. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott was with his family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Thursday when he was scalded in an accident involving hot water. He declined to provide further details. Gov. Abbott was treated at a nearby medical center, and: As he was being released, a top aide called from Texas to say a gunman had opened fire in downtown Dallas - an attack that killed five police officers and wounded seven others. "His first words to us were, 'I've got to come back,'" Hirsch said. Abbott held a press conference in Dallas on Friday, but...(Read Full Post)