I don't know about you, but I want state government to provide great public schools and super institutions of higher learning. I want state government to make sure everyone has access to affordable health care. I want state government to try to make sure consumers don't get ripped off by the utility companies. I want state government to maintain an adequate parks system. I want state government to start making sense of our state's transportation policy.
I don't want state government getting into the immigration enforcement business. Guv Dude kicked off his fall campaign yesterday with an ad touting Texas getting into the paperless folk catching enterprise. Shame on Guv Dude! Every major daily E-Board and every decent business and civic leader in the Lone Star State ought to call out Guv Dude for major league pandering and baiting. If we don't call him out, then we deserve to continue to get screwed on our state's priorities. If we don't call him out, we won't even deserve to lick at the heels of mediocrity.
So in a City Council special election, a candidate can't start raising money until the special is officially called. So there would be a short time period to raise money for a citywide race - yikes! A candidate with high name ID like Jeff Bagwell or Mattress Mac would have an advantage. A wealthy individual like Jeff Bagwell or Mattress Mac would have an advantage. A candidate that can raise money in a short period of time would have an advantage. The little guy candidate is screwed.
You can spend your own money. You just can't raise any until the starter pistol goes off. Jockeying for position has already begun.
Katie's says she's looking for a sign-off line. How about - "take care America?"
Speaking of the betting line, it looks like the Rs will take a political hit this November in large part because of W's war, gasoline prices, and W's policies in general. The Rs can maybe make a comeback with the so-called October surprise. I wonder if Vegas has the line on whether or not Bin Laden will be captured or eliminated right before the election, thus thwarting the chances of Ds - just wondering?