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Folks got their hands on the H-Town precinct returns yesterday and tried to make sense of last week’s election.  Here is how Kuffer starts off his take:

As expected, Mayor Parker had her best showing in her District C stronghold, but let’s be honest: 65% against a bunch of no-names is nothing to write home about. Even on her friendliest turf, she failed to top the Lee Brown line. This is what I mean when I say that her problems begin with a lack of enthusiasm in her base. That needs to be Job One for her political team.  Here is Kuffer’s entire take.

Of course, how does a Mayor get her base enthused?  They don’t get to pay their Rebuild Houston fee?   They get those special green recycle bins that some folks don’t have?   They get their potholes fixed first?  They get moved up to the top of the list if they speak at City Hall?  They get special rates on those parking gizmos by The Yard?  I don’t know about that!

The H-Town Mayor only won 41% of City Council District A – CM Brenda Stardig’s District.  Chron.com reported yesterday that two of the Mayor’s top consultants, my good pals Kathryn McNiel and Kim Jessup, are now helping CM Stardig in the run-off.  Kathryn and Kim are the best but I’m thinking that Stardig’s opponent is going to hang the Mayor around Stardig’s neck.  Good luck Kathryn and Kim!

The Mayor only won 45% of District I – CM James Rodriguez’s district – yikes!

This former MLB pitcher had 821 regular season career at-bats without a single dinger however he did hit a dinger in his first at-bat in the 1968 World Serious.  Who am I talking about?

From the new Tea Bagger flavor of the week, Newt:

The American people believe English should be the official language of the government. … We should replace bilingual education with immersion in English so people learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of prosperity, not the (Spanish) language of living in a ghetto.”

From an online dictionary:  Newt: a small amphibian of the salamander family with short legs and a well-developed tail – weeeeeeeee!

Keep those anti Latino takes coming from the GOP camp!

Once again some of us are involved in an effort to engage the Latino vote in the Greater H-Town area and you are all welcome to participate and drop by a reception tomorrow, Wednesday evening (November 16 at the Crowne Plaza Downtown, 1700 Smith) to learn about “The Decisive Latino Force 2012” that Houston City Council Member James Rodriguez and Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP) are heading up. 

CM Rodriguez has invited SVREP to partner with the Latino community based on their track record of increasing Latino voter participation.  It is our intention of helping to identify and recruit sponsors to assist in providing resources for the effort.  Latino and non-Latino concerned and interested leaders and activists are invited to participate Wednesday evening at no cost (well maybe parking and/or valet).  Come by and learn about what we are trying to accomplish.

THIS IS THE ONLY LATINO VOTER ENGAGEMENT EFFORT IN TOWN SO BE THERE!

For more information or to RSVP call us at 713-861-2244 or email marisol@camposcommunications.com.

Tiger great Mickey Lolich of course had a solo dinger in the top of the third inning against San Luis in Game 2 of the 1968 World Serious.

Quanell X says they are out to get him.  Oh, brother!  Check out the story here.  I’m thinking he’s had too many press conferences.

I wonder how Newt would react if he were at The Yard and heard the promo that comes on in Spanish.

 

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