By Marc Campos

A Really Big State, Questionnaires, I Don’t

One would think that the campaign for the Dem nomination for U.S. Senate in the Lone Star State is only being held in the Rio Grande Valley. CEWDEM sent out a piece over the weekend that said the Dem fella from San Antonio/Corpus Christi was endorsed by Rio Grande Valley mayors. Most of the news about the campaign seems to be coming from south of San Antonio. Yeah, South Texas is important but so are other parts of the state. What’s going on in the Metroplex, Central Texas, the Golden Triangle, West Texas and elsewhere? I’m assuming both camps have press folks, so why not let the rest of us know what is going on.

Commentary has been checking out the dreaded questionnaires lately – tis the season. All the groups want the candidates to agree to their positions. Hey, that’s fair I guess. There ought to be a law that says that if a group sends out a questionnaire to a candidate then the group should post the candidates responses on their websites. Media types and voters that are hungry for information can read how the candidates are responding. Now that’s a great idea!

Commentary’s Dad is 84 today – yikes! He’s a precinct judge and he gets a lot of his neighbors to vote on E-Day. His great grandson Dante was 8 yesterday. He’s Commentary’s cohort at The Yard on Sundays. Dante also votes – hey, you gotta start sometime. Happy Birthday Dad and Dante!

Speaking of The Yard last night, during the KissKam, some fella got on his knee and proposed to his girl. In front of 37,628 fans, she responded – “are you crazy” and tossed a bag of popcorn in his face and ran out of her seat. She got booed by the fans – hey we’re brutal. Hey, he’s one lucky fella – at least he knows how she really feels about him. That was the best entertainment of the evening at The Yard. We got beat by Tim Redding, a fella we gave up on a while back.

The last guy to win baseball’s Triple Crown is 68 today – Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox. Happy Birthday Yaz! FYI – Yaz won the Triple Crown in 1967. See ya at The Yard!

August 21, 2007 9:00AM

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