Archive for May 6th, 2009

Commentary dropped by Casa De Azules last night for the CM James Rodriguez Cinco De Mayo Reception and ran into The Lovely Wendy who is looking a lot lovelier these days, Serge and Tiffany, Mel, Gracie, the newlyweds Andy and Rebecca, Soto, Medrano, Hector and Liz, and my very good friend Janiece Longoria. Janiece holds two of the most coveted appointments in the Lone Star State. She is a UT Regent and a Port Commissioner. She is a mover and shaker in these parts for sure. She’s also a high powered local attorney who definitely doesn’t need touching up.

The Harris County Commissioners Court decided not to give the new Dem Sheriff his stimulus request for machine guns for patrol boats. Instead, they amended his request and put in computers. I’m betting if his dumbarse GOP predecessor had put in for stuff like water boarding gear, bazookas, silencers, derringers, and stinger missiles, there would not have been a problem.

UH’s Dr. Murray who knows more about politics than just about all of us combined put out his official take on the H-Town City Council District H Special Election. Dr. Murray didn’t predict a winner though. Early Voting ended yesterday and there were 118 Downtown voters, 984 at Moody Park, and 158 at Ripley. I would provide some comments on Dr. Murray’s takes but that might require letting folks know the game plan for my client Yolanda Navarro Flores. Stay tuned.

One of the best political reporters of all time is no longer with us. My old pal Jane Ely left us way too soon. We worked a lot of campaigns together. I learned a lot in my dealings with Jane. She was an influence in how I play the game with the media folks. BSing the media is a Commentary no-no in part because of Jane.

As part of their 10th Season at Minute Maid Park Celebration, the ‘Stros are having a contest on your best Minute Maid Moment. The 16 nominees are: 2008 B-G-O’s 3000th Hit, 2005 Wild Card Clincher, 2005 Berkman NLDS Grand Salami, 2008 B-G-O Jersey Retirement, 2007 B-G-O Last Game, 2004 Wild Card Clincher, 2005 Kent NLCS Dinger, 2004 All Star Game, 2005 Ausmus NLDS Dinger, 2000 First Game vs Yankees – ELIMINATED, 2005 Burke 18th Inning Dinger in NLDS, 2006 Bagwell Ovation – ELIMINATED, 2008 Ausmus Final Game, 2004 Home Run Derby – ELIMINATED, 2002 Bagwell Game Winning Hit, 2005 First World Series Game – ELIMINATED. Commentary has been there for every single moment. My fav already got ELIMINATED – the 2000 First Game.

After the ‘Stros miserable performance the last couple of days against the Nats in DC, someone last night asked me if I would go on “Oprah” and say I was still in love with the ‘Stros. Hey, that’s a complicated question. It is “Pink in the Park” at The Yard for a few days as the ‘Stros raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and Commentary will wear a pink jersey tonight as we take on the Cubbies.

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