May 26, 2007
Afternoon update on the mess in the House

I'm about midway through the season finale of Lost (thank prime for my in-laws' TiVo) and wanted to pause for a moment for a brief House update. The anti-Craddicks are still trying to make a motion to vacate the Speaker's chair, and they're still not being recognized. The dirty work today is being done by Sylvester Turner and Terry Keel, while Craddick works the room. When DPS troopers have to be stationed at the door of the House chamber, you know things have gone to hell in a handbasket. Meanwhile, an ethics complaint has been filed against Ron Wilson, Sen. Dan Patrick resorts to name-calling, and you can add Sen. Kyle Janek to the list of potential budget filibusterers. Finally, in the spirit of equal time, Quorum Report has the anti-Craddick response (PDF) to why his behavior is unconstitutional. Oh, and Grits is disgusted. I think that about covers it for now. Back to the TiVo for me.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 26, 2007 to That's our Lege

If the anti-Craddicks had better prepared, Craddick would have been out before the real parliamentarians resigned. But then, who could they blame their lackluster performance on?

Posted by: Charles Hixon on May 26, 2007 6:47 PM