pikeEveryone’s calling Ted Cruise a dirty, double crossing rat, because he gave his word that he would support the Republican nominee, and then refused to endorse Trump at the convention. Is Lyin’ Ted really a double crosser? Or is he a hero from a Sam Peckinpah movie, who went into the enemy’s nest on a suicidal mission, and did what his conscience told him to do regardless of the consequences?

His family’s honor had been smeared by the Trumpster, and he wanted revenge. But, you say, “He gave his word.”

Well, there’s a scene in The Wild Bunch, where Pike Bishop and Dutch Engstrom are discussing the betrayal of one of their former gang members, Deke Thornton, who’s helping the railroad posse track them down.

Pike Bishop: What would you do in his place? He gave his word.

Dutch Engstrom: He gave his word to a railroad.

Pike Bishop: It’s his word.

Dutch Engstrom: That ain’t what counts! It’s who you give it to!