Friday, October 13, 2006
From the Tyler Morning Telegraph:
A snip of several quotes from the newspaper of record in Tyler. The full article is here.
"I am running in order to change the political culture of greed and chasing money, chasing self-promotion and chasing power that has taken over the top of our political system in state and federal government."
"It (the office of Texas Attorney General) was intended by the framers of the Texas Constitution to be the representative of the people, to protect and fight for the people."
"The AG's office today is occupied by a very ambitious politician who uses the office as a launching pad for endless press releases to congratulate himself. He's nothing but a slick public relations hound."
"It's a disgrace the way the middle-class Texan is getting battered by predatory utility rates, predatory practices by the big dogs of the insurance agencies, predatory oil companies at the gas pumps, and the attorney general hasn't lifted a finger to protect the people. We see him trotting around looking for easy ways to get publicity for himself. I am determined to change that culture."
"If government is going to belong to the people, the political process has to include all the people. I set myself the mission of going to every one of the 254 courthouses in Texas."
"Texas is not being represented by individuals in the political system who are like the average person. The people who have climbed to the top of the political ladder are greedy self-promoters. They're enabled by people with big money. Nobody with common sense believes that people who write those kinds of checks are doing it out of civic interest. They are buying protection, and protection is what they're getting. The AG's office is giving a pass to a certain kind of speeder. The robber barons are not getting ticketed, but it's worse than that. They're not being clocked."
posted by PDiddie at 10:40 AM
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