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Service to the Country

Some folks are disappointed that Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend let the country know that President George H. W. Bush would be voting for Secretary Hillary Clinton. These folks said President Bush made the comment in private and it wasn’t intended to be made public.

Maybe so, but we are talking about the presidency. The most powerful gig in the universe. If a living former GOP president is going to vote for the nominee of the Democratic Party, then the country needs to know. It certainly should not be kept private. It needs to be part of the debate. It is a service to our country.

Kathleen Townsend did the right thing.

Now is just a matter of time before Donald Trump goes after President Bush.

Here is from a related story in Politico today:

“The reality is, if all of this meant something, Donald Trump would not be the nominee,” said Bruce Haynes, a GOP consultant in Washington. “Out in Raleigh and Des Moines, people don’t give a damn about what the Bushes say or do. If anything, they see the establishment politicians closing ranks around Clinton and are more emboldened to do the opposite.”

He is right.  Here is the entire Politico read:

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/bush-family-donald-trump-228446

Jose Altuve got base hit number 200 last night. That is now three consecutive seasons that Altuve has 200 or more base hits – 2014, 2015, and 2016. Want to guess how many base hits he had in 2013?

Commentary is not an expert on drainage or flooding. I certainly know we don’t have a problem on my street. So I kind of found it odd yesterday when a few city trucks and tractors came down my street and start digging out our ditches. I am still kind of scratching my head on this one. My drainage fee at work, I guess.  Thanks.

Kaepernick keeps winning. The Chron E-Board today has a take on the Kaepernick stuff and a take on the Rice MOB. You can check it here: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Pigskin-commentary-9235411.php.

In 2013, Altuve had 177 base hits. Practice, practice, practice.

Ok, here’s the deal. We are still in the Wild Card chase.

Toronto is 83-68 with 11 games left. 1 in Seattle, 4 at home against the Yankees, 3 at home against B’More, and 3 at Fenway.

B’More is 82-69 with 11 games left. They host the Red Sox for 2, they host the D-Back for 3, they go to Toronto for 3, and then to Yankee Stadium for 3.

The Tigers are 80-70 with 12 games left. They play 2 in Minnesota. They host the Royals for 3, host Cleveland for 4, and close out the season with 3 in The ATL.

The ‘Stros are 80-71 with 11 games left. We are in Oakland today for 1, starting tomorrow we host the Angels for 4, the Mariners for 3, and end the season with three in Anaheim.

I like our chances.

We pulled out a close one last night in 10 inning that ended just after midnight.

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