October 01, 2008
Will the Sheriff candidates debate?

Miya reports that a scheduled debate between Adrian Garcia and Sheriff Tommy Thomas may not take place.

Challenger Adrian Garcia's campaign is accusing embattled Sheriff Tommy Thomas of ducking this week's planned debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters. It's set to air on Channel 8, the PBS station. Apparently, Garcia's folks says Thomas is claiming to be too busy with the Hurricane Ike recovery efforts to attend the debate.

Not so, says the Thomas campaign. The Sheriff's spokesperson told me over the phone that he never agreed to the debate because there was a scheduling conflict. She said the Sheriff had Sheriff duties to attend to, and was willing to debate on a different date. Besides, she says, Thomas can't really duck a debate he never agreed to in the first place.

I guess what we have here is a failure to communicate. Be that as it may, while I'm sure those are important Sheriffy things he has to do on Thursday night, couldn't they maybe be delegated or put off for a couple of hours? Assuming that you think having a debate is important, of course. Or if it must be delayed, is there a counteroffer on the table? The County Judge candidates have debated, the District Attorney candidates have debated. Can we please get a debate between the Sheriff candidates? I don't think that's too much to ask. More from KPRC and KHOU.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 01, 2008 to Election 2008
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