By Marc Campos

More Filings, Ashless, More Cards, Remakes

Steve Brown filed yesterday for State Representative, District 27 in the Democratic Party Primary. District 27 is in Fort Bend County. Steve used to work for State Senator Rodney Ellis and State Representative Sylvester Turner.

He's back. Former U.S. Senate candidate Victor Morales is running again - this time for congress against Henry Cuellar and Ciro Rodriguez. Commentary is getting up there in years, so sometimes my memory isn't what I'd like it to be, but didn't Morales cop an attitude after Ron Kirk beat him in the Dem run-off in '02? I don't know about you, but I think this guy's schtick is getting a little old.

Filing rumors continue to make their way around like maybe an unexpected race in the local Dem Primary and some statewide stuff. Can't mention cause Commentary will look stupid if they don't happen.

The Astros said adios to radio announcer Alan Ashby. I don't know about that. I liked listening to Ash. He knows the game and says what is on his mind. Guess the Astros know what they are doing.

If you have time, go check out the Mayor Pro Tem's Christmas card - also check out Commentary's card - they are both on Commentary's website.

I don't know about movie remakes. Come on Hollywood - there are five remakes showing at your local movie house - "Yours, Mine, and Ours," "Cheaper By The Dozen," "King Kong," "Fun With Dick and Jane," and "Pride And The Prejudice."

Speaking of Hollywood, a few years ago I went to Napa Valley for a few days. I stopped by Neibaum Coppola winery - it is owned by Francis Ford Coppola. It used to have a wine bar where you could buy his wine with cheeses and breads. We were in there savoring his great wine and there he was - Francis himself, smoking a cigar and reading at a small table. I thought about approaching him. I was dying to ask him that one question. Just one question. "How could you even think about doing a Godfather III without Robert Duval?"

We're going to be checking out for a few days. We're taking a break. Daily Commentary will be offline tomorrow, Thursday, December 22, 2005 through Monday, December 26, 2005. We will be back online on Tuesday, December 27, 2005. Until then stay safe this holiday season. Have a very Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2005, 9:00AM

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