Turner said he understood why the Killer D's acted but declined to participate because he was one of the five House conferees trying to reach a compromise with the Senate on a new state budget.
Politically, Turner acknowledged he was in a no-win situation that would leave one side or the other unhappy.
He's right. Had he joined the Democrats in Ardmore, Turner's opponents in the mayor's race could label him a quitter for leaving work in Austin.
Such criticism, however, probably wouldn't come from the man many believe Turner will face in a runoff -- former Councilman Orlando Sanchez, who forced Brown into a runoff in 2001.
In 1999, Sanchez and four other council members temporarily blocked a vote for an airport parking contract by walking out and breaking a quorum.
I believe Turner's stock is falling, and I believe it won't get back up. I'd love to see some reliable poll numbers right about now.Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 19, 2003 to Election 2003 | TrackBack