Monday, July 29, 2019

#TXLEGE: Bonnen forgets first rule of holes

"Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before a fall."
Proverbs 16:18

[Note: We'll be travelling out of state the rest of this week and into next.  Cahnman's Musings will resume publication on Wednesday, August 6.  That being said, we will be available in the event of MAJOR breaking news.]


Update II: The DMN has A LOT more, including a statement from Ernest Bailes, here.


Update: Bonnen keeps digging....



Bonnen Letter by Cahnman on Scribd

A few thoughts:
  • It really is astonishing the degree to which house members believe their own BS.
    • Note: You could say that about a lot of people/institutions in politics, but we still find the Texas house's groupthink to be a sight to behold.
  • Bonnen never denies targeting the legislators in question, which shows the hollowness of his earlier "no campaigning edict."
    • From a member's perspective: Even if you weren't on Bonnen's list, for Bonnen to talk out of both sides of his mouth in the way that he did means you could easily end up there in the future.
  • Media credentials may or may not be a nice thing to have, but to suggest they're anybody's "long term goal" is silly.
  • Reading between the lines, it appears that Bonnen's real frustration is that Sullivan seems to expect Republicans to actually do something with their majorities.
Bottom Line: In the short-term, Bonnen remains overwhelmingly likely to ride out this storm.  But the short term will inevitably pass.  What happens next has become a much more interesting question....

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