Archive for October 11th, 2010

“Money, money, money, must be funny, in the rich man’s world!”

Commentary’s client, HISD trustee candidate Judith Cruz, was attacked by one of her opponents last Friday because she leads in fundraising in the District VIII race.  CEWDEM gave it some play.  Oh brother!

In particular, the opponent singled out one of Judith’s biggest supporters, John Arnold.  Hey, John Arnold and his wife Laura also gave serious dough to the President and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and a few other Dems which is A-Okay in my book.  They have also given millions of their dollars to education endeavors that benefit Latino and other minority school children.

Laura Arnold is on the Rice University Board of Trustees.  In the Rice University press release announcing her selection, here is what it said: (Laura) Arnold co-founded the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, which invests in innovative strategies to address the country’s most significant social justice issues, including poverty and education.


There certainly isn’t anything sinister about their foundation. 

In reading the attack, one would think that HISD is a troubled asset that John Arnold wants to control.  The accusation maker has been hanging around too many grassy knolls if you ask me.

Laura Arnold is also a Latina but who notices these things anyway. 

There are a whole bunch of elected officials in town that have raised tons of money for their campaigns.  They do it to run effective campaigns.   They also do it to keep challengers away.  Judith Cruz is just trying to raise funds to run an effective campaign.  

There is definitely nothing wrong with that if you ask me.

There is certainly nothing sinister about that either.

It is obvious that the opponent that attacked her is concerned about Judith’s candidacy and campaign. 

It is also obvious that her opponents are concerned because they are resorting to stealing her  signs. 

The SA Express News had a piece yesterday on who is going to control the Texas House of Representatives.   Check it out.

Here is from the piece:

Democratic strategist Matt Angle says most of the key House races on the watch list involve districts with growing Hispanic populations that are trending Democratic.

Well I sure hope they are doing more than just talking about the Latino vote.

The Phillies swept the Reds to make it into the NLCS.  This is the fourth year in a row the Phillies are in the playoffs.  Who have they played in the playoffs since 2007 and how have they fared?

Dem State Rep. Patrick Rose is banging on paperless folks in his reelection campaign.  I don’t know about that.  I guess he has to do what he has to do.
Check out the story.

Burkablog doesn’t think much on how the Former H-Town Mayor’s campaign has been run.  Here’s what he had to say this past Friday:

White’s TV has been terrible from day one and shows no sign of getting better. It’s almost as bad as Hutchison’s. Has the Perry camp discovered a secret method of hypnotizing their opponents into an ineffective stupor? When Perry started attacking White over the B-TEC issue, which I regard as entirely phony, the White camp allowed Perry’s ads to run unanswered while they became embedded in viewers’ minds. This was an attack on White’s character. Why did they wait so long to answer it? I suspect that the White and Hutchison campaigns were so ineffective is the same: The candidates were too deeply involved in their own campaigns. The Hutchison campaign was said to be rife with second-guessing. A lot of candidates can put together a first-class campaign team, but it doesn’t do any good if the candidate is always looking over their shoulders. Perry never makes this mistake. He has the best team around and he lets them go about their business.

Speaking of, former SA Mayor Ed Garza endorsed Guv Dude yesterday.

The Burnt Orange guys think it going to be darn near impossible for the Former H-Town Mayor to knock off Dude.  Here’s what they said yesterday:

Overcoming it in the next 25 days will be nothing short of a miracle, but overcoming it, eventually, is nothing short of mandatory for the sake of our state, our system, and our sanity.

Of course, it ain’t over until it is over!

In 2007, the Phillies got swept by the Rockies in the NLDS.

IN 2008, they beat the Brewers 3-1 in the NLDS, beat the Dodgers 4-1 in the NLCS, and took the World Serious from the Rays, 4-1.

In 2009, they beat the Rockies 3-1 in the NLDS, beat the Dodgers 4-1 in the NLCS, and lost the World Serious to the Yankees, 4-2.

The ‘Stros skipper got a one year extension on his contract this past weekend and that’s all I have from The Yard.

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