OK...by now most of you have heard that
the District 22 Republicans are going to back that Houston
City Council woman, whose name escapes me right now, for
their official nominee to be a write-in candidate for the
Nov. ballot. Well, at least three counties voted for her.
However, our county—Fort Bend County— or at least officially
didn’t because the GOP Chairman Gary Gillen called for a
boycott of the whole behind closed doors meeting.
But who shows up but our own Tom DeLay.
Now I ask, and I am really serious about this, what in the
blazon devil was Tom DeLay, a bonafide, certified, card
holding, resident of Virginia doing at a meeting where the
public, the media and all other interested Republicans were
not allowed in? There just seems to be something terribly
wrong with that scenario, if you ask me.
Since you didn’t ask me, but since I am
allowed this space no matter who says what to me, I can and
will say what I think. It stinks. And, why did Tom, the
turncoat termite man, get a standing ovation? Has anyone but
me realized that had it not been for his actions this whole
mess wouldn’t be unfolding before the eyes of the nation?
In the meantime, Fort Bend County is
making headlines nationwide for our “take the ball and go
home” stance in this mess. Everyone knew going in that the
other counties in District 22 were basically fed up with
Fort Bend County monopolizing the District 22 benefits and
attention. After all, whenever Tom DeLay had something to
say to the voters in District 22 the press conferences were
held in Fort Bend County. I’ll just betcha that the majority
of the money that was allocated for various projects was
sent to this county first and it trickled down from there.
So, call it sour grapes or whatever, it was expected that
Harris, Brazoria, and Galveston County folks were going to
do their best to get their very own representative and
apparently they felt that the Houston City Council lady,
whose name still escapes me, was closest to the county lines
or at least didn’t live in Fort Bend County.
Now flashback to David Wallace, who is
now being tied into arms dealing and terrorist and bad
business practices (you ain’t seen nothing yet, I’m sure)
and a horde of other accusations from a variety of sources.
Wallace will have to stand alone in this race and raise
money from homegrown grass roots supporters because he won’t
be getting any disposable political income from the
Republican Party of Texas, the National Republican Party and
you can bet there won’t be a lot of checks written from our
fellow Republicans in the three above mentioned counties.
Can he pull it off? Probably not but he is going to get a
lot of welcome and not so welcome name recognition and he
has already said that the next election he is running for
Washington D.C.—doesn’t know which race, but he’s-a-running.
And, will the Houston City Council woman (whose name just
doesn’t stick in your mind) probably doesn’t have a much
better chance. If I can’t remember her name, how many people
are going to be able to dial a candidate on that Nov.
At any rate if you are a Republican in Dist. 22, I can’t
imagine why anyone would stand up and honor Tom DeLay. On
the other hand, if you’re a Democrat in District 22, stand
up, put your hands together and honor the man who “gave” you
a seat in Congress.