February 07, 2006
Howard-Bentzin debate podcast

Now this is way cool, and it's something I'd love to see the Chronicle do: The Statesman's Gardner Selby moderated a debate between HD48 runoff candidates Donna Howard and Ben Bentzin, and put it all in a podcast for your listening convenience. That's what I call campaign coverage for the new century - kudos to all involved. The MP3 file is here, so fire up those iPods and have at it.

By the way, according to the Quorum Report, "the final tab on the special election to fill the seat vacated by Rep. Todd Baxter (R-Austin) in House District 48 is $246,191". That includes the runoff as well as the original special election, and is "equal to the pay and benefits of four full-time deputies for a year". Yikes.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 07, 2006 to Election 2006 | TrackBack

Bentzin keeps insisting that intelligent design needs further debate to "determine if it is accepted scientific fact." No it doesn't. It's religious claptrap promulgated by rightwing cranks.

Posted by: d on February 7, 2006 4:14 PM