March 18, 2005
2-4-6-8, who do we appreciate?

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

Legislation filed by Rep. Al Edwards, D-Houston, would put an end to "sexually suggestive" performances at athletic events and other extracurricular competitions.

"It's just too sexually oriented, you know, the way they're shaking their behinds and going on, breaking it down," said Edwards, a 26-year veteran of the Texas House.

Doesn't take a lot to be "sexually suggestive" to him, does it? Methinks he's just horny because he's not getting enough himself.

Needless to say, it only applies to public schools. The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are safe. Still, I'd hate to be the cop who had to call up some girl's parents and explain that she was arrested and charged with "shaking her behind" at the high school football game.

God, with Democrats like these, who needs Republicans?

Posted by: Mathwiz on March 21, 2005 5:28 PM