Archive for December 7th, 2010

Fallout from the Port Commission vote continues at H-Town City Hall.  Check out the story in today’s Chron.

First of all let me say that my pal CM Anne Clutterbuck, who resigned as Mayor Pro Tem yesterday, was the Mayor’s pick in the first place.  My pal CM Mike Sullivan, who is being booted off as Chair of the Redistricting Committee was the Mayor’s original choice without a whole lot of consultation might I say to Chair the Redistricting Committee.  These are her picks that are now on the outs.  She is the one that tapped these two conservative GOPers for key leadership positions.

According to the Chron, some of the Mayor’s key staff is worried about Clutterbuck running against the Mayor next year.  Here is how Clutterbuck brushed that off:  "I find it unfortunate that questions like that are asked in her own office because they are a distraction from the real work that needs to get done.”

Here is what Sullivan said:  "It’s a precursor of more to come. We have very strong council members who have worked with another administration that was much more diplomatic and much more concerned about council issues than this mayor is. I think that is showing in the vote."


Here’s a head scratcher for sure.  Here is what the Mayor said:  "It’s been a stressful, stressful year for many of us in city government because of the financial situation.  We’ve been cutting the budget continuously throughout the year, and a lot of what we do involves people’s lives and livelihoods, too. It can burn you out."

I don’t know about that.  I hope she’s not talking about herself getting burned out.

Commentary was there when CM James Rodriguez advised the Mayor’s senior staff to pull the plug on their Port Commission choice before things got out of hand.  They didn’t listen.  They should have.

This former MLBer was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989 with over 96% of the votes cast from the Baseball Writers.  His #5 was retired by the only team he ever played with.  He won 10 Gold Glove Awards, was selected to the All Star Game 14 times, he won 2 MVPs, he was an NL Rookie of the Year, he won two World Serious rings, he won a World Serious MVP, and he is on the MLB All Century Team.  Who am I talking about?

It would probably be a good idea take a video camera over to City Hall, scoop up a bunch of interviews, and put together a local reality TV show and call it “The Real Politicians of Bagby Street” and have it air on the local access station or shop it around.  Heck, maybe Pam-In-Charge would give it a slot on the ‘Stros new network.  After all, politics is a contact sport.  Stay tuned!

Johnny Bench of course was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1989.  Johnny Bench is celebrating his 63rd BD today.

The DREAMERS will have their press conference this morning (10:30 am) at City Hall.

You can go to the ‘Stros website and catch the latest from the MLB Winter Meetings and see if any deals are coming our way and that’s all I have from The Yard.


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