DAILY COMMENTARY
By Marc Campos




The Chron Says It, Night Out, No Thank$

If the Chron says it, it has to be true. In an article today on the District 143 race - "Harris County voting records show (Ana) Hernandez and (Al) Flores changed their voter registration addresses within days after (State Representative Joe) Moreno's death." Tsk, tsk, tsk. 'Splain or defend that.


Props go to the dude/dudette who came up with the National Night Out idea. Dropped by mine last night. They even had St. Arnold's beer. Interesting conversation, met the neighbors, heard the gripes, learned stuff about the 'hood that I didn't know about. One fella was cracking on our city council member. Another fella was cracking on our member of congress. About 25 to 30 folks showed up.


From the "Huh?" Department. Also in today's Chron, local GOP state rep sends a letter to the cable company guys asking that they send him a campaign contribution. Cable guys say no - say rep is supporting the phone company in the phone company/cable legislative fight. Makes sense to Commentary. Rep sends "no thank$" letter to DA offices, says bribery laws may have been broken. Commentary didn't know that it was against the law to tell an elected official/candidate - "You don't support me, I can't support you." Maybe the Rep wanted to hear - "Sorry you can't support us on our issue, now how much should we write the check for?"

August 3, 2005, 9:00AM


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