"Prepare your outside work,
Make it fit for yourself in the field;
And afterward build your house."
The Trib yesterday:
As soon as the race for the White House ended Tuesday — concluding with Donald Trump's stunning victory — another one kicked into high gear: the race for jobs in the next president's administration. Throughout his campaign, Trump relied on a relatively small but loyal group of allies in Texas, and now some appear poised to reap the benefits with a one-way ticket to Washington, D.C.Translation: 2017 is going to be the year of the special election in Texas.
In the 48 hours since Trump's win, a rough list has formed of Texans being mentioned most often as potential recruits for a Trump administration. The list includes former Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul of Austin, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Dallas. Countless other names are coming up.
"I think there’s a lot of opportunities for our current elected officials," said Matt Langston, a Republican consultant based in Austin, as Trump's win became clear late Tuesday night.
Michael McCaul is a good choice for Homeland Security. He appears to have a passion for the subject, and it would be a face-saving way to get rid of an otherwise lousy congressman. Can he take Lamar Smith with him?!?
Bottom Line: Real power is built one special election at a time...look at what happened to the Texas Senate in 2014.