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What will The Dew do now?

“Go away” would be my first choice.

So very sad

David Dewhurst is not ready to leave Texas politics.

The outgoing lieutenant governor said Monday he is planning to start a “large public policy venture” and may consider a run for political office in the future.

He offered few details on either front, deferring questions about the policy venture until a formal announcement planned for next month and declining to answer specific questions about his future, but he seemed eager to keep as many options on the table as possible.

Among those he would not rule out: a run for Houston mayor next year.

“I ain’t riding off into the sunset, ever,” said Dewhurst, who keeps a home in Houston, adding, “I’m a real believer in the Lord’s will, and He’s got something else He wants me to do, and so I’m pursuing what I think is good for me and good for the state.”

The comments came in an hour-long interview with the Houston Chronicle that seemed aimed at establishing the 69-year-old’s legacy as lieutenant governor and providing a soft launch for an ambitious future. Dewhurst’s staff arranged the interview and another with KXAN, a television station here.

Your homework is to write down, in however many words it takes, what you think Dewhurst’s legacy as Lite Gov was. I personally think of him as the guy who was most effective when someone else was doing his job, but maybe that’s just me. Let’s just say that my expectations for his “large public policy venture” are small, and that his odds of being elected Mayor are slightly better than mine, mostly because I am definitely not running. If Dewhurst really wants to have a meaningful and productive retirement, my advice would be to volunteer at the Houston Food Bank. Campos and Texpatriate have more.

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2 Comments

  1. Mark says:

    “I’m a real believer in the Lord’s will, and He’s got something else He wants me to do

    what if what the Lord wants him to do is ride off into the sunset???

  2. Mainstream says:

    He might well be content to ride into the sunset. I understand he is leaning against running for mayor, but if he did so, he would clear the field on the R side and be likely to make the runoff against Turner. My thoughts are that he would win the position if he ran.