By Marc Campos

Stimulant No Shows

Guv Dude, Hutch, the Junior Senator and all the rest of the Lone Star State’s GOP leadership is opposing the stimulant bill up in Congress. I guess they are all afraid to cross Rush. When the bill does become law later this month, these same folks will be tripping all over themselves to get to the front of the line to make sure major GOP donors get the big infrastructure contracts – tsk, tsk, tsk.

HGLBTPC will be making their H-Town mayoral endorsement tomorrow evening. Commentary doesn’t expect any high drama or surprises on the choice.

Speaking of, if a credible Latino/Latina doesn’t get into the mayoral race, then it is conceivable that the Latino vote could become the swing vote along with the GOP vote.

CitiBank is getting some unwanted run these days. They have received a kazillion dollars of taxpayer bailout money and have also shelled out the big bucks for the naming rights for the New York Mets’ new crib. I don’t know about putting taxpayer money into the pockets of an MLB team that we play six times this year. Of course, if Hutch wants to do a good deed and sign on to the stimulant bill then maybe she can direct a few mil to the Minute Maid Company – the U.S. of A. can always use the extra orange juice – and Minute Maid can funnel some of the stimulant bucks into The Yard.

The Houston Area Latino Summit is still taking shape. An agenda has now been posted. Over 150 Latinos/Latinas have registered. The moderators are set. All of the presenters are confirmed. Sponsors are still signing on. Go to www.camposcommunications.com for information on the Houston Area Latino Summit that will be held from 10 am to 1 pm, Saturday, February 14, 2009 in the Champions Pavilion at Minute Maid Park.

The following is an authentic message from the ‘Stros: “The Astros are pleased to announce the launch of "Astros Authentics" this season at Minute Maid Park. Fans will now have greater access to purchase game-used items such as baseballs, lineup cards and other exciting items directly from the dugout and field. This new and exclusive brand will work through the MLB Authentication program, the first and only professional sports league to implement a program that easily distinguishes game-used memorabilia from other items on the market. Every item sold through Astros Authentics will feature a tamper-proof hologram and serial number from which collectors will be able to verify at mlb.com. With the rise in popularity of these rare pieces of baseball memorabilia, Astros Authentics will provide fans a way to take home part of the game itself.” I wonder if I can call the foul ball I get at The Yard this season an authentic foul ball to go with my authentic St. Arnold.

February 3, 2009 9:00AM

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