By Marc Campos

60 Minutes, Lefty Hears the Roar, and Annoyances

By Marc Campos

It was must see TV yesterday. The 60 Minutes segment on the Travis County District Attorney's investigation into illegal corporate contributions during the 2002 Texas State House elections revealed that a noted and respected conservative was willing to go on national TV and crack on U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Norman Ornstein, of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, said "this could be a huge flameout for Tom DeLay". Could this be a crack in the conservative wall that surrounds DeLay?

Yesterday's golf shootout between Phil "Lefty" Mickelson and Tiger Woods was sports drama galore. In the end, Tiger prevailed. It would be unfair to say Lefty choked because he didn't. He shot 23 under par to Tiger's 24 under. Lefty needed this one to get over the Tiger hump - a mental thing. He didn't get it - so the mental thing is still with him.

A little annoyance. AG Al Gonzales was interviewed on CNN last Friday and was discussing the case of Jose Padilla - the so called "enemy combatant" in U.S. government custody. Judge Gonzales pronounced Padilla (sounds like "vanilla"), instead of Padilla (sounds like "Padeeah"). Hey Judge, let Wolf call him Pa-dill-uh, and you call him Pa-dee-ya.

More annoyances. Now that Houston City Hall is fixing to put a partial ban on smoking in restaurants, how about cracking down on germ spreaders. Let us explain. At places like Eatzi's and Central Market, they give away chips, breads, cookies, sweet rolls, salsas, cheeses, and fruit. Usually the establishment will provide tooth picks or some sort of utensil to handle the foods. However, there are those fools that forego the tooth picks or utensils and stick their grubby hands into the pile of goodies. They pop the food into their pieholes, lick their fingers clean, and reach back in. Germs, germs, germs. Generally speaking, these establishments cater to the upscale shopper, but that obviously doesn’t mean that they know better. How about slapping a sanitation ordinance together that fines these igmos?

March 7, 2005, 9:00AM

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