In Texas, the Teabagger mentality is cramming him down everyone's throat.
My sister-in-law and my 2 oldest nephews live near Austin, and she tells me the same thing. This patriotic Ted is the same Ted who stopped bathing and shaving when he received his draft notice. He had 30 days to appear before the draft board, so he stopped bathing and for the last 7 days before he appeared, in an act of mammoth disrespect, he decided to foul his own underwear and show up covered in fecal material because young mr. Nugent had a music career to think of, and as much as he would have LOVED LOVED LOVED to serve his country, those folks in Viet Nam had guns, which is very scary to think about.
It's really the height of arrogance to think a red-blooded boy from Michigan, should have to actually submit to military discipline, Ted has his own set of rules to describe patriotic. Michigan owes Texas an apology.