Texas politics… what a hoot

  • OKIMC: Statehouse Democrats Flee Texas in Rift (originally an AP/NewsOK story) — This is too funny to be true. A third of the Texas state house is now holded up in a hotel in Ardmore, OK to avoid arrest in Texas, with Oklahoma police saying the warrants are no good and the local Oklahoma sheriff saying they sure won’t be arrested in Oklahoma! (Also Governor Henry reportedly has refused to extradict them… one of the few good things I can say about our Governor here in Okieland)

    Also see the Austin American-Statesman story — Missing Democrats stall House for 2nd day (Photos here: can be found here.

    All in all, I gotta say good for the Texas democrats! I’m glad to see them stand up against Texas being completely controlled by the Repubs though gerrymandering.

  • Randomwalks.com/drublood has this little blurb that is too funny (and absolutely dead on the money)…
      UPDATE: Another hero – New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid, who says this in answer to Governor Rick Perry’s request to allow Texas officials to make arrests in her state:

      “Some are speculating this request from the Texas Governor’s office concerns an effort to locate missing Texas House Democrats,” Madrid wrote. “If so, Texas should understand that since ski season is over, the Santa Fe Opera has not begun and President Bush was just in town, I don’t think they are in Santa Fe now. Nevertheless, I have put out an all-points bulletin for law enforcement to be on the look out for politicians in favor of health care for the needy and against tax cuts for the wealthy.”

  • News8Austin’s coverage of the story also see Austin IMC’s coverage