I missed something in Scharrer's lt gov race profile.
Earle, who grew up on a small ranch outside Fort Worth, retired last year after 32 years as the Travis County district attorney, during which he made himself a thorn in the side of Democrats and Republicans alike in high-profile prosecutions. He also is a former state representative and a former municipal judge.It's probably worth noting that all of those Dems and Republicans were political enemies. And that $200 fine sounds rather PR stunt-ish to me.
During his career, Earle brought charges against 18 politicians, including former House Speaker Gib Lewis and former Attorney General Jim Mattox -- both Democrats -- as well as against former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison -- both Republicans. Earle also once filed charges against himself for missing a campaign finance report deadline and ended up paying a $200 fine.
Meanwhile, Marc Katz said:
He blames the Democrats' long Texas losing string on fielding too many well-qualified candidates with intellectual power that does not connect with voters.Yes! Democrats aren't winning races because...they're fielding too many well-qualified candidates with intellectual power! The problem is the messenger, not the message!
"We need to talk to the people -- not at the people," Katz said.
Self-deception is a powerful force, but it probably isn't going to help you win elections.
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