By Cheryl Skinner
By the time you read
this the fat lady will have sung
For weeks nothing has really captured the
attention of readers but politics, politics and more
politics. I certainly am glad that by the time this column
is read it will be over. The fat lady will have sung a song
and the decision of the voters will prevail—maybe.
All of the political folks anticipate
that a lawsuit by one side or the other side will result
from this election. Nope, no hanging chads this go round,
instead it will be something more like short-circuiting
modems or questions on the actions of poll workers or
something else that will throw a kink in the kilter.
predictions will be wrong
In the meantime, what’s up with President
George W. Bush and his apparent inability to properly
identify a local official. G.W. was out at Sugar Land
Airport last week singing the praises of Mayor Dave
Williams. A lot of influential Republicans were looking
around trying to figure out what town Mayor Williams was
from. A couple said they figured old George W. was reading
the wrong script and this Williams fellow must be an
official at the next stop that the President had scheduled.
Well, one person did figure it out—Sugar
Land Mayor David Wallace. He stood up in the midst of the
Presidential plaudits and cleared up the confusion of the
locals who were mystified about that mysterious unknown
Planning ahead is an earmark of a good
professional and Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Human Resources
Director, Denise Haenel is indeed planning ahead. On this
week’s agenda of Fort Bend County Commissioners Court,
Sheriff Milton Wright is requesting that Haenel be approved
for travel to Las Vegas , Nevada in June of 2007 to attend
the annual conference of the Society of Human Resource
District Attorney employee Colleen
Hermann will be making the trip to Vegas this year from Nov.
28 through Dec. 1 to attend training sponsored by the
National Institute of Crime Prevention Association.
Haven’t yet seen any requests for exotic
Hawaiian meetings, conferences or training sessions, but the
fiscal year is young.
You’d think Andy was a
With all the publicity Precinct 3
Commissioner Andy Meyers got this past week, you’d think he
was a candidate running for office. A lot of people in the
community found the signs that Andy put out offensive, some
thought they were well intentioned but not too well thought
out and ultra-conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh
reportedly felt they were right on, so to speak.
The one thing Meyers focused on during
the resulting interview was his feeling that this country
needs immigration to replace all of the aging baby boomers
that are rapidly approaching retirement age. And, he said,
the process for citizenship should be streamlined so these
new residents can become viable U.S. citizens without
waiting five or more years to earn their citizenship. He
makes no bones about the fact that illegal immigration
should not be tolerated.
Now few can argue with Andy’s hypothesis.
However, lots of folks think Andy is one notch lower than a
snake’s belly and nothing he can say will most likely change
A whole bunch of Democrats were talking
loudly about voting old Andy out of office. Known to be just
a teeny bit cocky, Andy pointed out that number one, he
wasn’t running for office, and number two, he doubted a
Democrat had ever voted for him anyhow.
I hate to admit that a politician is
right—but on this one it may be so. So, it is up to the
Republicans to decide if Andy is a good guy or a bad guy and
it will be interesting to see if the memory of this year’s
pre-election hullabaloo over the signs will linger until the
next election when he will be up for reelection. How much
you wanna’ bet that everyone will remember the name but
forget why they remember it.
And so it goes......