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Texas Observer for October 20- A GREAT read- Articles on David Van Os and the Governor Debate

28 October 2006 at 9:41:30 AM

From the "Wizard of Os" article:

Knowing Van Os personally as I do, in my opinion, if the Democrats do not win the House, but Van Os is elected, George W Bush will be called to account, to a serious extent, in his home state, for the high crimes and misdemeanors, including his war of aggression in violation of the United Nations Charter, which he has committed as President.

How much of this, I wonder, have our readers in the big cities learned from their newspapers and television and radio stations? Damn littke if any. Well, you have learned it here.

And the article, "Better Debate Than Never"  on the Governor's race is a hoot, especially the parts about Perry running out after the election and everyone else calling out "Where's Gov Perry?"

And then there was Perry. Or, more accurately, there were Perry's surrogates, who confidently declared victory to the media and walked out. ...

Consider the recent controversies: The state plans to grab farm land using eminent domain for a megahighway for which the contract-recently signed with a Spanish company-still hasn't been made fully public; power companies try to build 17 new coal-fired power plants , though Texas already leads the nation in mercury pollution; and the Texas Ethics commission considers a rule that would allow public officials to disclose cash "gifts" without having to disclose the amount. The small cadre of rich men running the state has rarely seemed more powerful or secretive.

So it seemed appropriate that the most public of political events- a candidate's debate- took place in a studio deep inside a media corporation's sprawling complex, walled off from the public and the press (save for the three reporters asking questions) while everyone else watched on television. And when it was over, the state's highest public official bolted out the back door under the cover of darkness.

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