control—its official—Hebert will not run for Congress
It seems that Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert got a rash
of calls from the public after last week’s announcement by
Tom DeLay that he would soon be vacating his congressional
office. Hebert said the callers wanted to know if rumors
that he would seek Delay’s office were true.
“Not,” according to Hebert, who added he
had learned to “never say never,” but currently had no
intention of running for Delay’s slot. Noting that he was
unopposed in his current bid for re-election to the office
of county judge, Hebert added that he couldn’t visualize
himself “sitting in Washington wearing a freshman beanie.”
He did say that he felt Delay’s resignation was “sad” and
losing a senior member of congress was painful. Hebert also
noted that DeLay had been “extremely helpful to Fort Bend
That said, Hebert reiterated that he
wanted to put all of the current rumors to rest and noted
that he is very satisfied serving as county judge.
The silence is deafening or I don’t hear
Of course when Hebert made mention of how
many calls he had received from interested voters wanting to
know if rumors on his potential bid for Delay’s seat were
true, the rest of the court just had to chime in.
Republicans on the court, Precinct 1
Commissioner Tom Stavinoha, Precinct 4 Commissioner James
Patterson and Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers all had a
word or two in regards to the DeLay resignation/opening in
Stavinoha said he wouldn’t be running.
Patterson said he hadn’t received any calls from anxious
constituents in regards to the possibility he might run for
Delay’s position, adding that he wasn’t going to run.
Meyers said “no comment.”
Now that comment, or lack thereof, could
open a whole new round of speculation by courthouse
watchers. Is it possible that Andy knows something the rest
of us do not know?
Talk about the silence being
deafening...fellow court members, who usually chime in when
impromptu comments are made, made no comment when Andy said
Isn’t politics fun?