A few months ago, I had a take on how to select the next Chair of the Texas
Democratic Party. Some folks didn't take kindly to my idea and let me know. They
said - "let the grass roots Democrats decide" and "take it out of the hands of the
power brokers." Well guess what? With less than five months to go before the state
convention, I still don't know who's running for State Dem Chair - do you? In less
than six weeks we will have our precinct conventions - wouldn't it be nice to have a
discussion then on who should be the next Dem Chair? I still think my idea back
then still has merit.
Next week, the national and maybe the global spotlight turns on Houston - the Enron
trial begins. Word is the city's leaders are worried about the negative coverage
the city might receive, kind of like the Super Bowl-World Series of bad press. Lot
of media will be in town and don't expect them to say nice things about our burg -
just hunker down. I got an idea! The city leaders should erect a big tent across
the street from the federal courthouse, have Houston's finest restaurants cater
their best for breakfast, lunch, and happy hour to the members of the media for free
- maybe that will blunt the criticism.
Hate to see what's going down between the Astros and Jeff Bagwell, particularly
after reaching the World Series a few months ago. That's the $$$ side of baseball.
That's why beer prices will probably creep up - again.
January 25, 2006 9:00AM