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Hutch may be coming home after all of sorts.  She may be leaving the ranks of insanity when it comes to the health of all the women in the Lone Star State.   This is where she should be and not on the side of the nut jobs.  Check out from the Star Telegram today:

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas broke ranks with her party Thursday to urge Gov. Rick Perry — her opponent in the 2010 governor’s race — to renegotiate with the Obama administration to keep federal funding for the Medicaid Women’s Health Program.

In an appearance on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd, Hutchison said Texas "can’t keep turning back federal funds that every state gets and then try to find money in our budget which is already being cut in key areas like education."

"I do think that the governor needs to sit down with the federal government and work it out so that we can have our share, our fair share," she said.

And:

On air, Todd also asked the retiring senator whether Planned Parenthood should be excluded from the Women’s Health Program.

Hutchison appeared to hesitate before responding, "Well, you know, I can’t say. … I think Planned Parenthood does mammograms. They do so much, so much of the healthcare — the preventive healthcare, and if they’re doing that, then we need to provide those services. Absolutely."

I’m sure there are a lot of GOP operatives gnashing their teeth right now.   Maybe she will bring other prominent GOPers with her on this issue.  Way to go Hutch!    Check out the Star Telegram piece here.

Yesterday, Commentary mentioned the “Flashback Fridays” at The Yard this season where a former ‘Stro will throw out the first pitch.  Here is more from Alyson’s Footnotes:

This group of players combined for 49 All-Star Game appearances, 15 Silver Slugger Awards, 12 Gold Glove Awards, four MVP Awards, two Hall of Fame inductions, one Rookie of the Year Award and one Cy Young Award. The 13 combined for over 18,000 hits and nearly 2,000 home runs. The five pitchers – Dierker, Reynolds, Richard, Ryan and Scott – have over 800 wins and more than 11,000 strikeouts.

Of the list of players I provided yesterday, name the players that won the four MVP Awards?

The Air Wars at H-Town City Council continue as United got a couple of members of Congress to weigh in on their behalf.  Congs. Kevin Brady (R)  and Al Green (D) want to keep Southwest domestic.  Here are a couple of Chron pieces on the Air Wars:
http://www.chron.com/business/article/2-Houston-area-congressmen-oppose-global-flights-3428456.php
And:
http://blog.chron.com/houstonpolitics/2012/03/united-southwest-take-air-war-to-luncheon/

Cong. Michelle Bachman was on “The Today Show” this morning calling for unity in the GOP race for Prez.  She didn’t endorse Romney but it was pretty obvious that she was doing the Romney campaign bidding – anything to be considered for the ticket or in the administration. 

Speaking of, former KHOU-TV reporter Gabe Gutierrez was reporting for “The Today Show” this morning.   I didn’t know he had left H-Town. 

I guess I’ll watch Santorum score one in Louisiana tomorrow night. 

Jeff Bagwell of course was the NL MVP in 1994.  Former ‘Stro Joe Morgan won two NL MVP Awards of course as a member of the Big Red Machine in 1975 and 1976, and former ‘Stro Jeff Kent won an NL MVP award as a Giant in 2000.

That’s all I have from The Yard.

 

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