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Texas Progressive Alliance Roundup

September 1, 2008

It’s Labor Day and it’s time for another weekly roundup of the Texas Progressive Alliance. Click on for the week’s highlights.

Mike Thomas at Rhetoric and Rhythm is unhappy with some liberal bloggers who decided to label his Congressman — Ciro Rodriguez — as a so-called “Bush Dog Democrat”.

Is John McCain’s vice presidential pick some kind of joke? McBlogger’s Mayor McSleaze thinks it’s more like a situation comedy.

CouldBeTrue is happy for Webb County! Finally, the long sheriff’s primary is over and Martin Cuellar is the official sheriff-to-be. And, yeah, the AG is looking into the hinky first recount.

With Tom DeLay and the TRMPAC indictments back in the news, Off the Kuff conducts an interview with Cris Feldman, one of the attorneys who won a civil judgment against TRMPAC for its violations of campaign finance law in the 2002 elections.

Stace Medellin at DosCentavos is celebrating ten years of living in the Houston area. Read about what brought him to Houston and what has kept him in the big city.

Neil at Texas Liberal is glad to note that the Galveston County Democrats Club Working Hard For Victory for all the people of Galveston County—Both on the mainland and on the island.

The Texas Cloverleaf reminds everyone that McCain is older than fiberglass. His new sidekick leads a state with a population smaller than Collin County. Sitcom indeed.

jobsanger wonders why the Democratic Convention didn’t show a little respect for Lyndon Johnson’s 100th birthday, and prepares to enjoy the prospect of dueling Republican conventions.

What is the linkage between radioactive waste dumps, smear ad campaigns and HD-52 Republican nominee Bryan Daniel? Dembones at Eye On Williamson follows the money trail back to Swift Boat financer, Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, whose latest smear campaign tries to link Barack Obama to ’60s radical William Ayers.

Doing My Part For The Left’s refinish69 wonders if Texas Deferred Adjudication is helpful or shameful.

North Texas Liberal has video of Sen. Hillary Clinton condemning John McCain’s use of her picture and quotes in his ads.

PDiddie assembled some of the satirical ridicule of John McCain’s selection of Elaine Benes from Seinfeld Sarah Palin of Alaska at Brains and Eggs.

BossKitty at Truthhugger observes “FEMA Gets A Second Chance – NOLA Redux for “Mother Of All Storms”and what our fearless leaders plan to do about it THIS TIME.

Vince at Capitol Annex offers his opinion on Michael L. Williams’ manipulation of the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. concerning Barack Obama’s experience. For added value, one of Williams’ campaign staffers decided to comment on the post and attempt to defend his boss.

nytexan at BlueBloggin wonders why PUMAs are exhibiting a high level of disrespect to Hillary and her request for full support and asks PUMA, Was It Ever About Hillary Clinton ?

Mike Thomas at Rhetoric & Rhythm is unhappy with some liberal bloggers who decided to label his Congressman – Ciro Rodriguez – as a so-called “Bush Dog Democrat”.

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