The debate continues to roil regarding Rep. Al Edwards' vote on HB3. See the comments on Houston Democrats, these two updates by Greg, this one from Byron, and for a little variety, Save Texas Reps on Edwards' partner in controversy, Rep. Mike Villareal.
I think Greg's take is right on. I don't expect lockstep behavior, but Edwards' explanations make no sense, and his voting record overall this session is highly questionable. If Edwards could point to something tangible in HB3 that he got in return for his vote, then it might be different. He can't even realistically claim that he's following the will of his constituents, as it seems to me that if this is what they wanted, the GOP would have been running challengers against him. What's going on here, Al?
On the plus side, Al does have the anti-naughty cheerleader bill going for him. So that's something.Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 18, 2005 to That's our Lege | TrackBack