The Chron’s Lisa Falkenberg, the columnist local Dems love, put it on Cong. Sheila Jackson Lee today. Of course, you only get to read the column this morning if you are old school like Commentary and have to go to your front yard to pick up the fish wrap. Cong. Jackson Lee is portrayed in the column as being mean spirited toward a staffer with a disability. Here is a taste:
(Chron columnist Rick) Casey once interviewed an aide who said Jackson Lee told him he was so stupid his son should be embarrassed to have him as a father.
Before the congresswoman takes to the podium again, perhaps she should spend some time with a smaller audience: the mirror.
Kuffer has a bit to say on SD 6. Here is a taste:
Sen. (Mario) Gallegos has done a lot of good representing this district; he’s certainly voted as I would want him to most of the time. I have no doubt that (former County Commissioner Syliva) Garcia would also do an excellent job if she were to be elected. Having said that, let me say this: Whether by his choice or not, if it is time for new blood in SD06, what I would prefer to see is some actual new blood.
Commentary will continue to say that this one isn’t over until the filing deadline sings and beyond.
Numero 45 hit his seventh grand salami as a ‘Stro last night. That is the most ever as a ‘Stro. Jeff Bagwell and Bob Aspromonte have six. Two others had five each. Name the two?
The DREAMERS put the pressure on The President yesterday at NCLR. Here is from an AP piece today:
But Obama faced a roomful of activists eager for him to do more. Speaking about the high number of deportations that are troubling the Latino community, Obama said he had to enforce the laws that exist and couldn’t change them on his own.
The crowd disagreed and shouted, “Yes you can, Yes you can!”
In face of that reaction – and with an election year approaching and the Hispanic vote ever more important – Obama emphasized that inaction on immigration is not his fault.
“Feel free to keep the heat on me and keep the heat on Democrats, but here’s the only thing you should know – the Democrats and your president are with you, are with you. Don’t get confused about that. Remember who it is we need to move in order to actually change the laws,” he said.
Well actually there were some U.S. Senate Dems that turned their backs on The DREAMERS last fall.
The Big Puma and Bob Watson of course had five grand salamis apiece as ‘Stros.
We got U2ed last night – sort of. After a U2 concert at Busch Stadium this past weekend, the team laid out some new turf that tripped up Michael Bourn, Hunter Pence, and Jose Altuve. Excuses, excuses!