The ones we won't hear from
Peggy Fikac has an article on the gubernatorial race losers:
Doesn't that kind of undermine the central message of his 2006 campaign? I'm confused.
[Kinky] Friedman, mindful of the difficulty of seeking public office as a relatively underfunded independent, doesn't know if he'll run again.
"I think if I did, I would be a Republican or a Democrat," he said, adding he first wants to see "a large amount of dead presidents" — meaning, "If you can get enough money at the beginning, then it makes sense."
I hate to be catty, but I have a question: was Chris Bell more deluded to think people might read his book or to think he had a shot at being governor? I mean, he's a losing candidate for governor. By his own admission, he did worse than a corpse would do on the ballot. I find it hard to believe that he's going to produce a book that will get published.
Democrat Chris Bell, a Houston lawyer trying to decide what's next professionally, also is writing a book about the race and his outlook on Texas after that experience. Its working title is (again, what else?) "From Behind the Rock," taken from a Texas Monthly reference to him as Sisyphus, who in Greek mythology was doomed to forever roll an enormous rock uphill.
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