By Marc Campos

A Federal Offense, A Local Offense

Hey, if the feds want to nail ‘Stro Miguel Tejada for lying to Congress because he wouldn’t throw his teammates under the bus, I don’t have a problem with that. It would be nice though if the feds nailed some former national security team members of the last eight years for lying to Congress about WMDs. I just hope the feds don’t make the ‘Stros do away with Tejada Bobblehead Night on July 11 against the – you guessed it – Washington Nationals.

Local Dems need to have a conversation with the new Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan – my old buddy. How come the top three officials in his office are all white dudes? If it were left to white dude voters in Harris County, Vince wouldn’t be our County Attorney. Somebody needs to teach Vince how to spell D-I-V-E-R-S-I-T-Y! Doesn’t Vince know that “old school” is out of style?

This just inf from capitalannex.com:

“Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Houston) will leave her post in Congress to work in the U.S. State Department under Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, sources tell Capitol Annex. Jackson Lee was among Clinton's most prominent African American supporters until the final days of her presidential campaign, in spite of the fact that her Congressional District overwhelmingly supported Barack Oabama. Jackson Lee made no apologies for her support of Clinton, although it could have caused her difficulties in the Democratic Primary next year. Jackson Lee has held her seat in Congress since winning it in 1994, when she defeated Congressman Craig Washington in the Democratic Primary. A former Houston City Councilmember and municipal judge, Jackson Lee is one of Texas' most outspoken Congressional leaders on issues of foreign policy, including the genocide in Darfur.Speculation on who will replace Jackson Lee is already beginning. Leading the pack among likely contenders is State Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston). Former Houston City Councilwoman Ada Edwards is also a likely contender for the post. There is some speculation that former Texas House Speaker Pro Tem Sylvester Turner (D-Houston) will seek the seat now that he is essentially exiled within the House Chamber. Turner seeking the seat, however, seems unlikely. State Reps. Garnet F. Coleman and Dwayne Bohac are unlikely to seek Jackson Lee’s post, although parts of their districts lie within the boundaries of the Congressional District. Bohac, as a Republican, would be immediately slaughtered at the ballot box. Coleman, on the other hand, is sorely needed and wields far more power and influence in the Texas House right now.A special election will likely be called for the seat by Texas Governor Rick Perry sometime after Jackson Lee’s resignation is official."

The Houston Area Latino Summit is three days away. An agenda has now been posted. Over 270 Latinos/Latinas and non 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, this Saturday, February 14, 2009 in the Champions Pavilion at Minute Maid Park.

Sponsors (To Date)

• Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP

• Taxis Fiesta

• Texas Hispanic Peace Officer’s Association

• Houston Astros

• Janiece Longoria (Port Commissioner, Port of Houston Authority and Board of Regents, University of Texas System)

• CDM • Houston Community College

• Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

• Peter Brown, Houston City Council Member

• UA Plumbers Local Union 68

• Compean Funeral Home

Today, Sheryl Crow is 47, Governor Palin is 45, and Jennifer Aniston is 40. Happy Birthday to this forty something bunch that don’t need touching up.

Spring training also opens in three days and the media visits The Yard today to report on – OH NO – ‘ROIDS!!!

February 11, 2009 9:00AM

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