ELECT THE PEOPLE'S LAWYER: David Van Os, Democrat for Texas Attorney General

Sunday, August 20, 2006

From the Boerne Star Online:

Van Os campaigning against big oil 'robber barons'

Kendall County was stop No. 127 for Democratic candidate for Attorney General David Van Os.

The Kilgore native, with his cowboy hat and vest, plans to visit all 254 Texas counties before the November election in what he is calling a "whistle-stop tour.

A small crowd gathered in front of the courthouse Thursday morning to hear Van Os' plans for the Attorney General's office.

Van Os stood on the courthouse steps and spoke in a booming voice about his disgust with big oil companies whom he called "modern day robber barons and power grabbers."

"There is no middle class Texan who likes being pillaged and preyed on by big oil companies," he said.

"Yes," said some members of the crowd as they clapped.

"In my first month in office, I am going to issue investigative subpoenas to the CEOs of the big oil companies," he said, as the crowd cheered louder. "We are living under a reign of greed. The Attorney General is the person who is supposed to step on toes no matter how big they are. Get ready because I am coming after you, big oil."

Van Os, who owns and manages David Van Os & Associates, P.C., in San Antonio, promised the crowd that, if elected, he will also take on big insurance companies and keep the Trans-Texas Corridor from "tearing up hundreds of thousands of acres of Texas farmland."

"I'm not going to let a bunch of arrogant politicians and bureaucrats tear up our farmland so they can cater to the greed of fat cats who gave huge campaign contributions," he said. "As Attorney General, I'll fight this land grab 'til hell freezes over, then I'll fight it on the ice."

Van Os said incumbent and AG Greg Abbott is "nothing but a partisan Rick Perry mouthpiece."

"I want to be the people of Texas' lawyer," he said. "I am going to fight tooth and nail on behalf of the people of this state, and when I am done, Texas will not be a safe place for them (oil companies and arrogant politicians) and their kind. Time is overdue for justice for the people of this state."

posted by PDiddie at 5:23 AM


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