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48.1%

A top notch piece by the Chron’s Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg on the Texas Tribune’s Jay Root here: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Here-s-to-a-journalist-who-kept-tabs-on-state-11082175.php.

Nice job, Lisa! Nice job, Jay!

Commentary mentioned the other day that the ‘Stros have not hit a triple yet. There are three other teams on the non-triple list. Name them, please!

Commentary will take 48.1% over 19.78% in an 18-person race with a 54,397 vote margin anytime so bring it on!

There is a new book out on the 2016 election titled “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.” There were a number of articles that have been written about the book in recent days and if you are a Dem the book is sure to p__s you off. I plan on getting the book and I am sure it will p__s me off.

Here is from Amazon:

It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary’s campaign–the candidate herself. Through deep access to insiders from the top to the bottom of the campaign, political writers Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes have reconstructed the key decisions and unseized opportunities, the well-intentioned misfires and the hidden thorns that turned a winnable contest into a devastating loss. Drawing on the authors’ deep knowledge of Hillary from their previous book, the acclaimed biography HRC, Shattered will offer an object lesson in how Hillary herself made victory an uphill battle, how her difficulty articulating a vision irreparably hobbled her impact with voters, and how the campaign failed to internalize the lessons of populist fury from the hard-fought primary against Bernie Sanders. Moving blow-by-blow from the campaign’s difficult birth through the bewildering terror of election night, Shattered tells an unforgettable story with urgent lessons both political and personal, filled with revelations that will change the way readers understand just what happened to America on November 8, 2016.

B’More, the Nationals, and the Royals are also on the no triples list of course.

Albert Pujols did it to us again last night.

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