I always pause when I realize it's November 22. If you are my age, you remember
where you were 42 years ago today - De Zavala Elementary School. It was the saddest
weekend of my life. Commentary's Dad saw him the night before at an event in
Houston. On my wall is a framed ticket to a State Dem Party fundraiser in Austin
that he was supposed to attend that evening - ran across the ticket when I used to
work for the State Dem Party. It took me a long, long time to let go of the hostile
feelings I had towards that North Texas burg. Whenever you hear the phrase -
"change the course of history" - November 22, 1963 is probably the best example.
Back in July when the local Dem Latino organization was screening and endorsing in
the District 143 race, Commentary asked the Young Gun in charge for copies of
Laura's opponents filled out questionnaires. I'm a dues paying member of the
organization and I'm entitled to copies. The Young Gun gave me the copies. I used
some of the info in a recent Laura runoff mailer. The other side is apparently not
happy with the YG for giving me the copies. That's kind of silly. Hey folks,
questionnaires are not top secret documents. Members of the local Latino Dem
organization are not to be denied this info - period. YG did what a good leader is
supposed to do.
Props go to the Chron's Ken Hoffman for his piece today on local female TV news
anchors. They get past the age of 40 and knocked off the air, doesn't apply to the
fellas. They blame it on the ratings. Tell you one thing, the ratings don't ever
ask the opinion of the Commentary household.
Became a "foodie" this past weekend. Central Market just rolled out its reward
program - cardholders are called "foodies." You actually get some sort of cash
value, unlike Spec's - still can't figure what you do with Spec's points.
November 22, 2005, 9:00AM