Thursday, September 04, 2003
The first crack has appeared in the wall of obstruction raised by the Texas Democratic Senators. It is a big crack. John Whitmire is going home, leaving self imposed exile in Albuquerque to return to Houston after 5 weeks of cowardly hiding. First, Whitmire snuck off home for Labor Day weekend. There he learned that his constituents, while possibly opposed to redistricting, prefer him to stay and fight on the Senate floor rather than run and hide like outlaws. Since he is the senior Democrat, his breaking of ranks is important. Predictably, the remaining senators are criticizing him. Rodney Ellis cmplained that he had a new baby at home that does not know what he looks like. That is nothing to brag about, Senator. Go home and be a father. Go to work and be a man.