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dan patrick bum steerAt the conclusion of the impeachment trial of Attorney General Ken Paxton, members of the Texas Senate, acting as jury, retired to “deliberate” on a verdict. Meanwhile, the trial’s judge, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, left the Capitol with his staff to watch Oppenheimer, the blockbuster movie about a man whose brilliance and ego lead him to create a weapon that makes him a hero to those around him—but also threatens to destroy everything he claims to value.We go to the movies, at least in part, to see ourselves on-screen. Patrick is arguably the most powerful politician the state has produced in a quarter century: an adroit strategist, tactician, and punisher who makes Governor Greg Abbott look like the president of a small religious college. But…

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