Wednesday, December 18, 2019

#TXLEGE: Lt. Dan's Best Day All Year

"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan."
Proverbs 29:2


“Lt. Gov. Patrick has taken my statement out of context, much like the small group of protesters and activists," Bush said in an email. "To clarify, I stated the accusation that I was erecting a statue of Santa Anna at the Alamo, and protesters continually referring to me with slurs such as 'Santa Anna Bush' online is racist."

Bush said Patrick had "twist(ed) my words" to suggest that he had called all critics of the Alamo redevelopment plan racist.

"It is a very dangerous mistake for an elected official with his power to make," Bush said of Patrick's comments. "I’ve always done my best to be open and transparent with the Alamo project (*), and I look forward to Lt. Gov. Patrick learning the facts about the project in January. Hopefully, this will stop the spread of more rumors.”
 * - Baldfaced lie.



Bush's conduct was never good.  In recent months, it's become increasingly reprehensible.  It's time for accountability from the legislature.

The Lt. Governor's office is as good of a place for that to start as any.

So three cheers for Lt. Dan on the substance of yesterday's actions.

Someone had to do it.



However, let's not kid ourselves: Lt. Dan's letter was political AF.

Over the past few months, George P. Bush (and his dingleberry staffers) has been telling anyone who would listen that he was coming for Lt. Dan's job.

Did George P. Bush expect Lt. Dan to take that lying down?!?

Because, to put it mildly, that's not Lt. Dan's style.

George P. Bush handed this issue to Lt. Dan on a silver platter, and nobody should be surprised that Lt. Dan ran with it.


The system worked:

But so what?!?

James Madison explained in 1788:
Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.
In this case, Lt. Dan's ambition (to keep his current office) is counteracting George P. Bush's ambition (to take Lt. Dan's office).

Lt. Dan saw an opportunity to go after George P. Bush over the latter's misconduct in office. Lt. Dan took it. In taking the opportunity, however, Lt. Dan's actions advanced the public's interest.

Who cares if his actions were "political"?!?


Bottom Line: On the one hand, it's about time.  On the other hand, better late than never.  Stay tuned.

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