What’s Wrong With This?
Texas Dems are still safely holed up in New Mexico. Meanwhile Republicans are launching a radio offensive. From an Austin-American Statesman story today:
State Republican leaders will take to the airways today…Hosts of four talk radio shows will interview Gov. Rick Perry, House Speaker Tom Craddick and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst at the Capitol. The shows air on stations in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Corpus Christi.”
Perry was recently outed as Tom DeLay’s Bitch; Craddick was the one who successfully requested that The Homeland Security Department take a break from fighting terrorism to help track down Democrats back when the House Democrats went to Ardmore, Ok. And Dewhurst is the one who triggered Operation Town Lake by announcing that–despite his promises otherwise–if Gov. Perry called a second special session then he would recind the Senate rule requiring approval of 2/3 of the Senate before a matter can go to a floor vote.
It makes perfect sense to have these guys on the radio in Texas–they are making news after all. But there’s no mention of having any Democrats on at all, even though they are available by phone and video. If not some of the Texas Eleven, at least bring on one or two hapless Colmes-like Democrats to take the other side, so you can make a pretense of being fair and balanced.