May 15, 2007
Dewhurst: Sleazier and sleazier

Honestly, I don't know what else there is to say about David Dewhurst's actions today.

Carlos Uresti came down with a serious bout of the flu Monday, and left the Capitol after fellow senators noted how bad he looked shivering in the Senate lounge. In particular, Dr. Kyle Janek advised him to get to bed, amidst joking from others present: "What do you think is going to happen? That we'll call up the Voter ID bill?"

It now appears that Uresti's illness may have prompted David Dewhurst to recognize Troy Fraser on the controversial bill, which set in motion an emotional outburst midday Tuesday over Dewhurst's refusal to count John Whitmire's vote.

This again is why I'm skeptical that in a similar situation between now and sine die, any Republican Senator will let his or her professed distaste with Dewhurst's actions be a brake on a future attempt to do an end-around with HB218. I hope I'm wrong, but I wouldn't put any faith in it. BOR has more.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 15, 2007 to That's our Lege

I just don't buy into Republicans helping keep the bill from consideration if they were all voting for it, Chuck.

This is about a permanent GOP majority in Texas, and I doubt a little something like tradition is going to slow anyone down.

Like you, I'd rather be wrong.

Posted by: PDiddie on May 16, 2007 6:08 AM