Tracked down.....I found another
office for Lloyd Kelley, the attorney Fort Bend ISD has
hired to justify the firing, oops, excuse me, the running
off of several administrators. Contrary to previously
published reports in other media, the office was not in Katy
but is located, instead, at 2915 Fannin. Photos accompanying
this column show both the outside and the inside of the
I received the address via a couple of
threatening faxes from Mr. Kelley. I still donít understand
why in communication with the school board, Kelley didnít
use his physical address. Nor does the state bar list his
physical address, only the private postal box with a phone
number that reverse lookup lists in Katy.
When pigs fly......Much has been made
about District Attorney John Healey asking the school board
to retain all its papers about the investigation Kelley was
hired to conduct. I predict right now that DA John Healey
isnít going to be bringing any action before the primary. He
learned his lesson when then-DA Sam Dick was summarily
defeated after getting an indictment against a popular
elected official right before a primary.
And I am equally as sure that Healey will
ascertain that any action will rise to the level of a
criminal offense before he clogs up the courts any more than
they already are with some silly action. Asking that all
papers be retained is a placating move that may satisfy some
people and allow them to make some headlines. Yeah, like the
school district, awash in papers, is going to destroy one
sheet of a document.
Just look out the window........When
the State of the Union is televised is the only time of the
year that I am glad I have cable television and can watch
something else. As I write this on Monday night before
Tuesday press time, all the talking heads can talk about is
what the State of the Union speech will be about.
I donít know why they donít just call it
Not to take anything away from President Bush, but I can
look out the window, and all around, and see the state of
the union. I donít need Karl Rove or Dick Chaney to put a
favorable spin on it for me.
Who are they kidding?.....The
Democrat have refused to have a combined primary because
they are worried that the Republican will ďcontrolĒ the new
voting machines. The reason for the combined primaries is
because the county does not have enough of the new
electronic voting machines to have a double primary in each
Actually, it is not even the countyís
responsibility to have the primaries. So why should it go to
the expense of having double voting machines to be used only
at primary time and sit around gathering dust the rest of
Republican Chairman Eric Thode has even
gone so far as to offer to let the Democrats control all the
machines, but that would not satisfy them. They continued to
complain about the new electronic voting machines and their
lack of a paper trail, perhaps forgetting that the Democrats
donít have to use them at all. According to state law, they
could conduct their own primary.
Most years the Democrats canít come up
with enough workers to man their voting precincts and have
to depend on the Republicans to help them out.
Now remember, early voting, which goes on
for two weeks before primary day, is a combined deal. So we
are only talking about one day, 12 hours, that Democrats
would have to combine their precincts with the Republicans.
I think they are afraid of losing even
more voters than they already have.