Friday, January 25, 2019

#TXLEGE: Greg Abbott should appoint Seliger to the UT Board

"Can a man take fire to his bosom,
And his clothes not be burned?"
Proverbs 6:27

As the Dan Patrick/Kel Seliger feud worsens, one conclusion becomes increasingly obvious: Greg Abbott is the only person who could maybe negotiate a settlement.

The TL,DR version is that Patrick and Seliger both trust Abbott.  Both like Abbott.  Other things being equal [note: they aren't, but hear us out], both would prefer to make the Governor happy.

A humble suggestion: Greg Abbott has four appointments to the UT Board of Regents to make very soon...and Greg Abbott ought to offer one of those appointments to Kel Seliger.

Obviously, that's a less than ideal solution.  But it's a face-saving exit for the involved parties.  In the current crisis, that's more important.

Sources have suggested there's no chance Seliger takes that offer.  We're not convinced.  Abbott should still try.  There are ways to structure a deal.

Furthermore, Greg Abbott did people like Kel Seliger some gigantic favors not very long agoFavors related to the University of Texas Board of Regents.  Without dwelling on the (recent) past, Kel Seliger owes Greg Abbott.  That is a fact about which Greg Abbott ought to politely, but quite firmly, remind Kel Seliger.

Bottom Line: If anyone has a better idea, we're open to suggestion....

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