January 09, 2007
Dan Patrick: One of a kind

We interrupt the news of the Speaker's race to bring you this.

No surprise, but Republican freshman Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston lost his first battle on his first day. You could say it was rather decisive.

Patrick was the only vote recorded in opposition to a longstanding senate tradition requiring a two-thirds vote to bring a bill to the floor for debate.

The other senators -- all 30 of them -- voted to keep the rule.

May the gentleman from Montgomery County Houston enjoy many more such moments during his tenure.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 09, 2007 to That's our Lege | TrackBack

When liberals do this I believe it is called "Speaking Truth to Power" ;)

Posted by: David Benzion on January 9, 2007 5:30 PM

Yeah, and look at all the good it's done us. :-)

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on January 9, 2007 7:30 PM

I thought when you had 50,000 watts behind you, it was mostly speaking power to truth.

Posted by: Michael Croft on January 9, 2007 8:42 PM