This past Saturday I checked my mailbox and I found a mailer that included skeletons and it was an attack mailer on Ben Hall. I don’t have a problem with this because that is the name of the game. I thought the skeletons were kind of creative it being 17 days from trick or treat and the skeletons referenced Ben Hall’s closet.
I checked the disclaimer and it said Houston Turnout Project. I could not find them on the City’s political action committee list or with the Texas Ethics Commission so I put them in the google run and found a not so fresh website. On one page was a generic message to vote in the 2009 elections and on another was touting the H-Town Mayor running for Mayor before she became a Mayor back in 2009. I just made the assumption that this was one of those so called independent expenditures not so aligned – wink-wink – with The Mayor’s campaign. According to the website, it certainly didn’t look like the IE had been doing a whole lot of turning out voters since 2009.
Here is what I tweeted:
The “Dem bones” was a reference to the song “the foot bone connected to the ankle bone” tune to kind of inject a little humor into the mailer and tweet.
If Commentary had seen or heard of Houston Turnout Project activity over the past four years, my tweet probably would have looked different.
Name the Red Sox with the most dingers in a season?
Let’s get back to my Saturday night tweet. The Chron and a few others retweeted my tweet and called it a negative mailer and it brought a quick denial and pushback from The Mayor’s Campaign. They said to check out the disclaimer. The Chron immediately tweeted a correction and Commentary kind of clarified a correction via tweet.
I guess the Mayor’s Campaign had to point out the disclaimer on the attack. Of course all they have done on TV is go negative so stay tuned.
The Chron E-Board as expected endorsed The Mayor yesterday. They also had a lengthy piece on her.
I would hope that Dems would have enough sense to make sure The Kinkhole isn’t on next year’s ticket.
Some of the Texans players were not happy with some fans booing Matt Schaub when he went down yesterday. I don’t want to defend the fans that booed but you have to expect this when a whole frenzy is created over a football team and just about everyone in H-Town contributes to the frenzy.
In 2006, Big Papi hit 54 dingers and is the top Red Sox of course for most dingers in a season.
Big Papi hit a game tying grand salami last night as the Red Sox went on to beat the Tigers in Game 2 of the ALCS at Fenway. It was a Salty and Papi night.
The only thing to say about the Texans is scoreboard. I wonder when the ‘Stros report to training camp?