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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Thursday, July 06, 2006

DeLay Stuck (For Now)

From Raw Story. Don't go hoarse cheering just yet, though. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is a notorious dumping-ground for ultra right-wing judicial appointments. More here, here, and here.

4 Comments:

Blogger Kvatch said...

You know it occurs that De-Lay could simply pull a Ken-Lay which would take care of the problem now, wouldn't it?

7/07/2006 6:26 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Now, now, let's not be tacky. Besides, that wouldn't solve the problem either, depending on when it happened. If it's less than (I think) 60 days prior to the election, his name would STILL have to remain on the ballot. Ironically, Republicans pulled something similar (the ballot thing, not the Ken Lay thing) years ago when Lena Guerrero was running for Railroad Commission. They found out that she had lied about graduating from UT, but held on to the dirt until it was too late to remove her name from the ballot, then they swamped her with a massive TV campaign. It ended Guerrero's career, and she was widely thought of as a potential future governor, and it was a HUGE embarassment to her political mentor, Ann Richards.

7/07/2006 9:25 PM  
Blogger Kvatch said...

...but held on to the dirt until it was too late to remove her name from the ballot, then they swamped her with a massive TV campaign.

There truly is no state like the Lone Star State when it comes to politics.

Is this how Ma Ferguson was elected? Pa died during the campaign, and they just figured, "Well...she's a Ferguson, right?" (I'm pretty sure it didn't happen that way, but it's delicious to contemplate nonetheless.)

Kinky for governor. Why the hell not?

7/09/2006 11:05 AM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Worse than that. Pa was impeached and removed from office (for screwing with the UT Board of Regents) and so was barred from holding office. So he ran Ma under the slogan, "Two for the price of one." During her first term, she was pretty much under his thumb. During her second (non-consecutive) term, she kicked him out of her office and was pretty much her own person.

7/10/2006 12:00 AM  

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