May 26, 2007

Dark Days At The Texas Capitol


Words alone can not begin to communicate the troubling events at your Texas capitol. We are but two days away from completion of the 80th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature and a conflict over who will be the occupant of the chair of the body has erupted. Last night every seat in the gallery was filled. The tensions and rhetoric were high. Each side of the argument has made their positions known to the body the only question that remains is the forum to decide the ultimate question. I still expect that forum to be the brutal primaries of March. For now, the passage of the budget is the last remaining necessity this Texas House must pass. I would hope that the anarchy we are presently observing does not interfere with our responsibility to pass the only bill we are required to pass each session.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool photo. Is it a photoshop? Where did you find it?

Earn My Vote said...

Rep. Pena, I wish you godspeed in the closing days of this legislative session. I only hope that this storm of anarchy dies down enough to close the remaining business of Texas.

Here, at home, we have seen what happens when greed takes power and lies are the common tongue. Now that Edinburg is not large enough for these egos, I am afraid that they seek to expand their chicanery to the State level.

Be proud of your accomplishments in Session 80. Yes, there is the snake that bites your heel, but don't falter ... Stand and after you've done all you can do to stand, then STAND some more!

muse said...

It's not anarchy. It's democracy. Do we really have House rules that give the Speaker total authority? If so, why do we elect representatives?

denise said...

Let's see...comment number three. I wonder if this one will show up on this democratic blog...

Deshotel, Lucio, and Rose had the stones to admit they were wrong when they voted for Craddick the fist time.

It's hardly anarchy when a groups is trying to bring down a power-hungry jerk.

I spoke to you in person shortly after you voted for Craddick and you basically told me that the ends would justify the means.

I'm still waiting...

Anonymous said...

Cradick has given millions to the valley. Why would any valley citizen want it any other way. If Cradick loses what does that mean to the Valley reps?