Thursday, July 06, 2006
David Van Os as Dirty Harry
From the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung:
The man who would boot Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott out of office next November was in New Braunfels on Wednesday morning, talking big and taking names.
Democrat David Van Os spoke on the steps of the Comal County Courthouse as part of his whistle-stop tour of Texas' 254 county seats.
His message, heartily received by the county's Democrats, was a populist one: It's time to take back the top office in Texas law enforcement and give it to a "peoples' lawyer" who will do the people's work and not the bidding of big business or special interest groups.
His stump speech sounds like the kind of scolding movie lawman Dirty Harry might hand out right before he blows away a bad guy -- a combination of consternation over someone messing up coupled with the promise he's going to be coming to set them straight.
"Yesterday was the 230th anniversary of the founding of our nation, of the issuance of the Declaration of Independence, where for the first time in the history of the world a country was created on the proposition of all men are created equal and that government exists with the consent of the governed," Van Os said. The founders, he said, risked their lives for the fulfillment of that mission.
"I don't think they were flapping their gums, and I don't think you believe it either," Van Os said. "They meant it to endure -- purely and simply, they meant it."
There's more. Go read the whole thing.
posted by PDiddie at 8:29 PM
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