Breaking: NFL star a … fiscal conservative?
posted at 4:29 pm on August 27, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Although I am a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan, I like the Houston Texans running back Arian Foster … as long as he’s not playing against the Steelers. He provided a refreshing honesty and wit on his Twitter feed until he shut it down earlier this year (more’s the pity), and apparently when speaking in public, too. When asked by a fan at an event to name the best part of living in Texas, Foster replied like a true conservative (via Mike Shelton at Watchdog):
The highlight of the event occurred when fan questions were delivered to Texans including Arian Foster, Brian Cushing and J.J. Watt.
Foster continued to wage a one-man battle to improve the intelligence of questions directed at athletes, joking, “That’s a bad question, man,” after a weak initial query was submitted.
“We’ve got to hold people accountable,” a laughing Foster said. …
But Foster stole the show when a question concerning the “Best thing about living in Houston” was submitted.
“There’s no state tax in Houston,” Foster said.
Based on his old Twitter chatter, I think it would be safer to say that Foster has a nuanced view of politics, but probably leans libertarian-conservative. He certainly has a healthy business sense, anyway.