By Marc Campos

Sweet Caroline

It is not so sweet this morning for Caroline Kennedy. Congrats to the Empire State’s cannibalization of Sweet Caroline. Commentary doesn’t think the Governor handled this well. I think he kind of loved being in the spotlight and dragged this thing out. Way to go!

A couple of days ago somebody defaced the bronze statue of 41 here in H-Town. 41 stands in a lonely corner of Downtown H-Town over by the post office. Most folks don’t even know it is there – just a few homeless folks and some pigeons.

From H-Town Council Member James Rodriguez’ Op-Ed earlier this month: “In 1979, the agreement to settle on nine Houston City Council single-district positions and five at-large positions came with a proviso that two single-district positions would be added once the city's population reached 2.1 million. We reached 2.1 million a few years ago. There are veteran community activists now commenting that we should immediately be calling on the mayor and City Council to move forward and add two single-district seats and redraw all 11 positions using 2000 Census data. In light of the fact that only one Latino is serving, this issue merits discussion.” A deal is a deal. Some early city council candidates and a Mayoral candidate are asking the H-Town City Council to address this immediately. I think this issue will be getting some run real soon – stay tuned.

We wuz robbed! It turns out Commentary and the rest of the world didn’t get to watch the “official” swearing-in. I like Matt Lauer’s line this morning that The President took a Mulligan.

The Houston Area Latino Summit is still taking shape. A tentative agenda has now been posted. Latinos/Latinas are registering. The moderators are set. Most of the presenters are confirmed. Sponsors are 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.

“Slumdog Millionaire” has ten Oscar nominations. I got a feeling that this great flick is going home with the Best Picture nod.

Brad Ausmus will now be wearing the Dodger blue.

Former ‘Stro Jeff Kent is retiring from the game. It was the bottom of the ninth in Game 5 of the NLCS (Monday, October 18, 2004) versus the Cards, zero to zero, one out, Jason Isringhausen on the mound, 43,045 screaming fans packed into The Yard, with Carlos Beltran on second and Lance Berkman on first, Jeff Kent blasted one off of the Left Center Field facade for a three run walk off dinger – WOW! Jeff Kent gave us two good years.

January 22, 2009 9:00AM

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