DAILY COMMENTARY
By Marc Campos




Dem Chair, Laura, Uh-Oh, Phil's Tears, A-OK

CEWDem has done his best to give us a ringside seat for the Boyd-Glen showdown. I can't seem to figure out who's going to win though. I wouldn't be surprised though if Glen won. He sent out two good mail pieces to delegates this past week. I think he's a better strategist. I think his supporters are more passionate. I think they want it more.


With this current immigration debate going on, it got me to think about the Latino political landscape. I think it is time to recruit a Latina to run for an at-large Houston City Council position next year. She's probably not going to like me mentioning her name, but someone like Laura Salinas. I think the Latina/Latino political leadership needs to start having a discussion about fielding a citywide candidate soon.


The 'Stros were swept this weekend at home - yikes!! The 'Stros need some winning karma. I gotta figure out a way to give them some better karma.

Maybe I'll change my seats for tonight's game as a start.

Speaking of seats at the yard, last year, One Of My Best Friends helped induct Astros owner and Commentary friend Drayton McLane, Jr. into the Houston Hall of Fame. During the induction, she talked about sitting with Drayton at the yard - you know the seats, the ones right behind home plate where your mug is seen by fans in TV land - like Dean Whitmire on Friday night.

Said One Of My Best Friends: "The unwritten rules when you sit with Drayton, don't talk on your cell phone, none of this waving on TV so your friends can see you. If you eat peanuts, you have to put the shells in a paper cup. Absolutely no profanity. And the last rule, you have to stay the entire game - no leaving early."

So when you see my mug on TV tonight with My Buddy, don't call me on my cell - text message me instead. I don't want to mess with the new karma the Astros need.


"There is a Santa Claus," said Tony when he heard that Phil had a heart attack - cold blooded. It was pretty cool of Tony though to give Phil some good bedside words - brought the cold hearted killer Phil to tears. That's why "The Sopranos" is one of the best TV shows ever. FYI: Last night's episode was dedicated to John T. Patterson - he has directed a number of episodes and actually won an Emmy Award in 2003. Patterson died last year.


Things are A-OK. Gasoline prices will soon come back to a buck fifty a gallon. It looks like we're wrapping up W's War. Any day now Bin Laden will be nabbed. Global warming is under control. Everybody's happy with the deal that was reached on immigration. So I guess the U.S. Senate now has time to vote on a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Our Founding Fathers would be proud. It's good to be an American this morning.

June 5, 2006, 9:00AM


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