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Posts for David Smith

Yoo-hoo, Beverly Woolley…

Endorsing Straus doesn’t make Straus a conservative. It makes you a liberal.

The man you endorsed:


  1. Was brought to power by the Democrats
  2. Only has unanimous pledges for Speaker from one party in the House of Representatives: The Democrats. Straus is the Democrats choice.
  3. Presided over a session wherein roll-rates indicated clear Democratic control

    By |December 22, 2010
Straus’s Paper Mache Pledges

The Straus team, which includes the Austin media jack-in-the-boxes, is making hay about the pledge count. Straus has 120 and Paxton has 12. It’s a good sound bite for them.

It’s also as hollow as a paper mache speaker gavel.

By |December 2, 2010
Framing the Speaker race

We’re in the frontier with this speaker’s race. Nobody knows what we’ll find. Nobody’s been here before.

With the removal of the law that forbade citizen engagement in the race, all of us have front row seats to the new system.

By |November 22, 2010
Speaker’s race fight is music to Texan ears

Political peace and quiet would be the worst possible sign for Texas voters right now, so we should be very encouraged by the Speaker’s race fight. The old guard will do everything it can to convince us the conservatives we sent to Austin are causing problems, but it’s exactly the opposite. They’re causing solutions.

By |November 11, 2010