Forget the Alamo. Remember the frozen sensors and pumps and pipes in the Texas power grid.
Those were the major causes of the last big power outages in the Lone Star State, on Super Bowl Sunday in 2011. And they seem to be a big part of the problem in the current outages, the end of which Gov. Greg Abbott was unable to predict at a press briefing on Wednesday night.
Abbott did say that he has sought and received federal disaster aid and assistance from FEMA—and he sounded as if he were glad to have the feds as partners. Never mind that just three weeks ago he was down in Odessa talking as if he were declaring war on Washington, D.C. If the battle cry of the Alamo was “Come and take it!” Abbott goes by “Come and fake it!”