I’ll Turn Scooter Anger Into A Rick Noriega Endorsement
Abe Lincoln said never to write anything when you are angry. I’m breaking that rule. It’s not the first time I have broken that rule.
The decision of our Texas President President George W. Bush to allow Lewis Libby to avoid jail is maddening. I rarely blog about Republicans because I don’t see what difference it makes. Once you’ve written or read the 500th blog post saying Mr. Bush is a bad guy, I think you have the idea.
But this out of jail deal really makes me mad.
What I’ll do here is turn a negative into a positive by saying that I see much merit in State Rep. Rick Noriega running for the U.S. Senate in a Democratic primary in 2008. If I do that than Mr. Bush and Mr. Libby have not defined my actions. I’ve taken charge of this blog post.
I think Mr. Noriega as an Hispanic, a solider and a Democrat would make a strong candidate in both the primary and the general election.
And I’m pretty sure Mr. Noriega’s wife reads my blog at times. I go with that.
A Mikal Watts is also running for the Senate as a Democrat and he seems something of an operator. I don’t trust this Mr. Watts.
I note that the Congressional Quarterly Guide to U.S. Elections reports that the no-good incumbent, John Cornyn, won only 55% of the vote for U.S. Senator in 2002. Mr. Cornyn has never had wide support in Texas.
I’m a bit sheepish about hopping on a bandwagon. Many Texas bloggers have come out for Mr. Noriega. (Here is South Texas Chisme.) I did try to think of reasons I was against the idea. I admit that I could not think of any good reasons.
So, yes, Rick Noriega for U.S. Senator from Texas in 2008. He might well do a good job as both a candidate and as a Senator. I’ll donate to this cause if he runs and maybe do more as well.