Thursday, October 10, 2019

#TXLEGE: Be careful what you wish for (you just might get it)

"He who covers his sins will not prosper,
But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy."
Proverbs 28:13

Oh fun:
Empower Texans
October 10, 2019
As has been widely reported, Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey have all requested that the recording of my meeting with House Speaker Dennis Bonnen be released despite not listening to it themselves.
They have called for the release of the audio despite knowing: 
  • the recording was made for my personal protection and the protection of my family, staff, and organization; 
  • certain segments of the recording could cause harm to individuals and their families, and; 
  • specific statements by Speaker Bonnen in the recording could be used by Democrats to undermine the GOP. 
Because these Republican leaders continue to call for the recording to be made public and I have been given the green-light to do so by my legal team, I will release the audio next week.
Michael Quinn Sullivan
To be honest, there's not a lot new we can say.  We said our piece after the scandal broke here.  After we heard the audio, we addressed its contents here.  The reason those two blog posts are so similar is because most conclusions surrounding this scandal are completely obvious.

Still, it's going to be fascinating to see how the R caucus reacts.

If they're smart, they'll use this as an opportunity to make the clean break they should have made months ago.  For as poorly as it's been handled, this scandal remains contained to two people.  Once Dennis Bonnen and Dustin Burrows leave the scene, this discussion goes away permanently.

Or they could gaslight themselves into denying the which case they'll own the slow drip from now until election day.

We're not a gambling man; if we were, betting AGAINST the Republican caucus being smart is probably easy money.

Only time will tell.

Bottom Line: Regardless of how things play out, next week is going to be fun.

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