Shortly after denouncing Meatless Mondays, Todd Staples resigned to head the state’s oil and gas trade association.
By Jim Hightower • Previously published on Other Words
In Texas, not all goobers are produced by peanut farmers. A bumper crop of some of our nuttiest goobers comes out of far-right-wing political soil.
Check out this blue-ribbon specimen: Todd Staples.
Carefully cultivated by corporate agribusiness powers, he’s served as the state agricultural commissioner for the past eight years. But the vast majority of Texans don’t know his name and had no idea he was a state official. That’s no surprise, considering he’s primarily been a behind-the-scenes operative for Big Food.