The Austin American Statesman is calling on lawmakers to enact a slush fund that would attract more Hollywood liberals to Texas.

What’s not to love about that? They are particularly appalled by the idea that Friday Night Lights (a low-rated show about Texas high school football) might be cancelled, and want to use your money to bribe, er, encourage network execs to keep the show going.

Here’s their varsity-level pitch, the main reason for spending your dollars to pad the pockets of west coast filmmakers: “We enjoy seeing its stars in our local coffee shops and restaurants.” I just wonder: How much would it cost to keep them out?

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."