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Chuck’s curious statement

The following is a press release from Harris County DA Chuck Rosenthal, which landed in my inbox a little while ago:

Statement by Chuck Rosenthal

Recently some Harris County District Attorney inner office emails have been released in the media.

I understand that I have said some things that have caused pain and difficulty for my family, my coworkers and friends. I deeply regret having said those things. Moreover, I am sorry for the problems I have caused anyone.

I also understand that sometimes things happen for a purpose. This event has served as a wake-up call to me to get my house in order both literally and figuratively.

Charles A. “Chuck” Rosenthal

Harris County District Attorney

Well okay then. Not sure what this accomplishes for him, but there it is. By the way and for what it’s worth, a quick sample of the Republican blogs in town reveals that not a one has mentioned this story as yet. Some of them are of course taking a break for the holidays, but not all of them. Make of that what you will.

UPDATE: WilcoWise has two posts about our amorous DA. I had only looked at local blogs, so I didn’t spot them.

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5 Comments

  1. Baby Snooks says:

    The Republicans are most likely in a state of shock but rumor is not all are and the ones who are not are demanding Jared Woodfill find someone to challenge Chuck Rosenthal in the hopes the challenger will win in a primary and Chuck Rosenthal will be “quietly” retired.

    There is also a rumor that some are wanting a challenger to CO Bradford which may or may not be tied to the “dirty politics” excuse that some Republicans are already using to excuse the bad behavior of everyone’s favorite Republican bad boy – he is not only the most corrupt district attorney in the country, he probably is the most corrupt Republican in the country aside from the dynamic duo of Bush and Cheney. So much for the “choirboys” of Second Baptist although apparently Johnny Holmes distanced himself early on. Which perhaps the Harris County Republican Party should have taken note of.

    There are also some new questions being asked about the rest of the emails and about what they might reveal about the “string-pulling” which has benefitted some Democratic “movers and shakers” as well as the Republican ones.

    Channel 11 should be commended for asking for release of the emails and the Houston Chronicle should be commended for opening up what may be a real Pandora’s Box with regard to the corrupt Harris County legal system.

    Channel 13 has posted some of the emails on their website and apparently they are making their way around the internet. Chuck Rosenthal was very careful in what he said in the deposition to avoid possibly being charged with perjury. But at the very least he certainly wasn’t truthful.

    I think what shocks everyone is that Mr. Holier-than-Thou not only committed adultery but commmitted adultery for over 20 years and in two separate marriages.

    So much for the “family values” the Republican Party has run everyone on all these years. But of course he is not alone in his hypocrisy.

    The story is probably “developing” as Matt Drudge would say.

  2. Kevin Whited says:

    Well okay then. Not sure what this accomplishes for him, but there it is. By the way and for what it’s worth, a quick sample of the Republican blogs in town reveals that not a one has mentioned this story as yet. Some of them are of course taking a break for the holidays, but not all of them. Make of that what you will.

    People blog for all sorts of reasons, at their leisure.

    Are you REALLY wanting to establish the standard that someone who votes a certain way is obligated to blog about about everyone who affiliated with a party they have voted for at some point?

    Because that strikes me as something non-substantive sorts of partisans say too frequently — instead of saying something substantive (like “nuff said” or “sounds about right to me”). And it strikes me as a standard that non-important people who aren’t officially associated with parties, PACS, pols, or consulting/PR firms might just find… onerous. At least, it strikes this non-important person that way. *shrug*

    But hey, at least name the blogs you have in mind, so those folks can try to get their schedules in line with your expectations. Because I’m sure no “Republican blogs” would want to let you down. 🙂

  3. It does two things. One, it takes responsibility for the first time without blaming it on his political opponent, which I’m sure his wife (a sitting federal judge, no less) if no one else demanded.

    Simultaneously, by saying things happen “for a purpose,” he’s saying to the Second Baptist crowd, “I may be flawed, but I’m an instrument of God’s will so he must have a higher purpose for my life.”

    So you have to read the note from the perspective of his audiences: Taking responsibility to please the missus, and assigning responsibility to God to get the religious right off his back. Otherwise, what else can he say?

    I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t have a serious R primary opponent.

  4. Greg Wythe says:

    “People blog for all sorts of reasons, at their leisure.”

    And I guess “Blogversation about Houston politics, media, and life” should only be taken to mean “Two out of three ain’t bad.”

  5. Merry Christmas to you, too, Kevin.

    I made a simple statement of fact, one that remains true today. If you really can’t think of any reason why I might be interested in this, see my next entry for some assistance.