DAILY COMMENTARY
By Marc Campos




Hubert's Vo's, errr Woes

It looks like Dem State Rep Hubert Vo has some issues he has to deal with - see today's Chron.www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5670538.html He owns an apartment complex that is rundown to the point that the City of H-Town slapped a bunch of safety violation citations on him yesterday. The complex is in the East End and I'm guessing that the residents are probably all lower income Latino families.

Said a local civic leader in the article: "It's really a deplorable situation, and the sad thing is that people are actually living there," said Charles Mayfield, a member of the area's Super Neighborhood Council. "It's really disheartening to see, and surprising, to say the least, that anybody - no matter who they are - would let the property get into such a condition."

Way to go Hubert! You just created for yourself the dreaded "slumlord" issue that your GOP opponent will dog you with from now until November. There are a number of families that are living in those lousy conditions, so Commentary hopes that local Dem leaders will hold Vo accountable rather than blindly defending his act. Tsk, tsk, tsk!

DNC Chair Howard Dean says Florida and Michigan Dem delegates have hotel rooms in Denver at the Dem National Convention - whew, progress! Commentary predicts that Florida and Michigan Dem delegates will be seated when it becomes apparent that their votes won't matter.

A San Antonio area school board member says we ought to build a moat along the U.S.-Mexico border and fill it with alligators. All that would do is increase the number of alligator boots, shoes and handbags available at tourist shops in Mexico resort areas.

It turns out quite a few kids think our right fielder's name is "Underpants!" Hey, we were down to our last strike last night and we ended up winning 9-6. We got us our first win! Big Puma's 3 run blast, Cheito's great at bat, Ty's 400 foot dinger, and Numero 45 went yard. I like what I saw. Sorry CNN, but we have us a 2:30 pm start today!


April 3, 2008 9:00AM


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