Political And Other Miscellany From A Stout Democrat In Dallas Texas.
"Politics is the only game for adults." --from Robert A. Heinlein's Double Star

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Elbow Room

From the Quorum Report:
TDP spokesman Hector Nieto ... said that while the conventions must start on the 29th, there’s nothing that limits them to closing up shop that day. It is not unreasonable to assume that the largest district conventions or the most contentious district conventions could very well stretch to more than one day.

The Party is encouraging organizers to start their conventions as early as possible on the 29th to avoid that possibility, Nieto said.
It is painfully obvious that Hector has never had to find a large enough location or make arrangements for it. All five senate districts in Dallas County had to move to larger spaces because there were just so many delegates elected, and likely to attend than ever before. And that's typical of urban counties, at least (and some suburban ones I've heard of).

Not only would all of these places charge us more -- many thousands more -- than they already are, but some of them actually are already committed for something else the next day. Some are in churches that meet on Sunday. They would not hesitate to call the authorities and have us evicted by force if need be.

Maybe we could get Hector to pay the extra charge out of his huge salary from the party. As for real people with real lives, they have better things to do than listen to full-time political geeks rant about resolutions all night long. Quorum will fail well before 10 PM, probably by dark.


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