By Marc Campos

Mission Accomplished!  Queen for a Day, The Dean, Thumper, 2008, Billy, And The Winner Is ….

“Mission accomplished” boomed Senor Beso last night.  He’s talking about Crummy being shown the door yesterday by W.  Like they say, when you gotta go, you gotta go!

Looks like Commentary was wrong again.  It turns out Houston City Council Member Shelley Sekula-Gibbs will resign from the Houston City Council.  So we get to have a Special Election to fill the vacancy she creates some time next Spring and it will cost the taxpayers $2 mil – yikes – just so she can say she was a member of Congress for a little over a month.

Dean Whitmire got some unwanted run on the TV news last night for how he spends his campaign funds – yawn!  I don’t have a problem with The Dean spending his funds for ‘Stros tickets.   The folks at the yard are always coming up to The Dean and talking to him about issues and stuff.   Speaking of The Dean, I didn’t even know he was on the ballot until I was scrolling through the election night returns – yikes!

W was on TV yesterday trying to do some ‘splaining.  Even after he gets his a__ run by the Dems, he still says “Democrat Party” – hey, we’re “The Democratic Party!”  OK, if he can’t say that, we’ll just settle for “The Thumpers!”   Now W says he wants to “work together” – huh!  Yeah, sure!  He’s going to have to wait until we finish dancing in the end zone.

Speaking of the “thumpin”,   the rest of the world sure was high fiving it when the election results came in.  You’re welcome world.

The Chron has a piece today on the potential for Dems in Harris County in 2008.  We’re talking about countywide races.  Commentary starts to address this today on our website.  It can happen for Dems in 2008 if we get serious about the local Latino vote – and I mean SERIOUS!   It looks like Commentary will have to take the lead on this effort – stay tuned.

Props go to Billy for his management of the Ellen Cohen campaign.  It was the most highly watched campaign in the Lone Star State, there was a lot of pressure, and he came through.  Buy him a beer and say “way to go!”

Props also go to Commentary for getting the most right on election night.  Last night I received The Roundtable Award for best election night predictions.  King Richard and The Chron’s E-Board Insider made the presentation.  I humbly accepted the cash prize.  Thanks to Council Woman Sue L. and My Brown Eyed Girl for helping me out on some of the picks.  I get to proudly wear The Roundtable title belt for a year – that’s cool.

November 09, 2006, 9:00AM

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