"Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye."
One of the more obnoxious criticism's we've heard concerning the current Travis County courthouse bond campaign is the notion that Austin City Council members Houston and Zimmerman should "butt out" of issues concerning another governmental entity. This was a major argument during the City Council hearing last month. We've also seen this point made on social media.
In that spirit, consider how Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt and Austin Mayor Steve Adler spent their morning:
In other words, it's ok for local officials to "butt in" on national issues where they will have absolutely NO impact, but woe unto the local elected official who interferes with a corrupt scheme to build a playground for 1200 rich downtown lawyers.
Bottom Line: Mayor Adler and Judge Eckhardt have every right to express their opinion, we just wish the political class would extend the same courtesy to council members Houston and Zimmerman.