Texas judges have this ethics deal where they can't endorse candidates running for
office - that's probably a good thing. Let's take it a step further and say they
can't contribute to other candidates running for office. I mean, if you give
someone a campaign contribution you are endorsing them, right? Not allowing judges
to contribute to other candidates won't whack out the political campaign economy. In
fact, let's add 527s, political parties, and political organizations. Texas judges
probably wouldn't mind not having to write checks. Then we wouldn't have the
problem of finding a judge to judge The Hammer.
Commentary went to high school with the former legislator who is running the anti
Prop 2 campaign. We were in the same class at a high school in Far East Harris
County. He sent out a message a couple of days ago to Dem activists talking about
bad 'ol Prop 2. I forwarded the message to some of our high school classmates from
35 years ago - got some interesting responses - got two religious theme responses,
one pro, one anti. One classmate said he saw my foul ball story on TV a couple of
Props go to the Harris County Sheriff's Department for letting a death row inmate
walk out of the jail yesterday afternoon. The convicted killer is still on the
loose in our burg. The killer talked his way out of jail. What is this, Mayberry?
The Round Table guys put out their annual election prediction sheet. You pay 5
smackers, fill out the sheet - predict how many kazillion votes the mayor will get,
how bad we get whupped on Prop 2, and a few city council races. I smell a
Commentary conspiracy - they didn't have a prediction question on District 143.
Guess they knew that Commentary had inside info and they didn't want me to have an
This week, the mayor and a few city council candidates are running TV ads - they all
look the same - creativity went out the window this year. They all feature
prominent or prominentless Houstonians offering up testimonials for the candidates.
No awards will be handed out for political ads this season.
October 4, 2005, 9:00AM