Friday, March 03, 2006
5 1/2 hours and counting...
Snarko has already mentioned a couple of our special guests; it was a great pleasure to meet our candidate for the Texas Railroad Commission, Dale Henry and his wife Mary Ruth.
At dusk, David read the names of the 180 plus men who fell at the Alamo, and two of those names were Ruth's maternal great-great-great-grandfather, James George, and his brother-in-law William Dearduff. (Her fraternal great-great-great grandfather took a bullet in the leg at the Battle of San Jacinto, passed away a few weeks later, and was posthumously awarded a land grant for the area that is now Wimberley, Texas.)
Dale spoke for a few minutes as David caught a break and told us about his conversion from Republicanism, his experiences as a petroleum engineer in the Middle East, and the role of the TRC in government.
While David spoke about the 'belly of the beast' behind him (that would be the Texas Capitol building, of course, which has served as the laboratory for Republican extremist policy for the past decade), I chatted briefly with Buzz Thomas, a state senator from Michigan and a few others with him who found our Filibuster completely by accident.
And Larry Stallings' son Billy, an 18-year-old who is ADHD and has just been accepted to Harvard, also spoke briefly.
posted by PDiddie at 9:31 PM
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