Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Watch "Last Man Standing" Tuesday 7/20

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Places » Texas Donate to DU
 
sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:24 PM
Original message
Watch "Last Man Standing" Tuesday 7/20
This is being broadcast tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. on KLRU in Austin. Many PBS stations across the state are also showing it. You can check local listings on their web site to help you find what time it's showing on your PBS station.

http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2004/lastmanstanding /
(snip)
So a challenge to an incumbent Republican Texas legislator by an upstart 24-year-old Democrat with a Princeton education should have resulted in a predictable defeat. But as dramatically captured in "Last Man Standing: Politics Texas Style," Patrick Rose's challenge of Rick Green was proof that nothing stands still for long in American politics. Some of Texas's leading political lights, whose very names demonstrate the pull of the state's politics on the nation Bush strategist Karl Rove, former Governor Ann Richards, Clinton appointees Henry Cisneros and Paul Begala, and writer Molly Ivins help decode the state's electoral dynamics, illuminating national politics in the process.
(/snip)

Sonia
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 05:38 PM
Response to Original message
1. Thanks for the reminder!
I had lost track of the date and really wanted to see this, as you might guess from my signature! :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-04 11:07 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. Longhorn were you involved in the first Rose race?
In any case, Rose came across as outstanding. His victory is simply amazing in view of the fact that the repukes just voted straight ticket for the most part. It was that hard grassroots work he did. Hope he's up to it again.

One question about the documentary that bothered me, the Green ethics cases were dropped? That's not right. Regardless of his losing that house seat, what he did was wrong in representing that client before a state agency. Our ethics commission is totally worthless. Jeff Wentworth should have been thrown out as well.

Sonia
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-04 07:26 AM
Response to Reply #2
3. Yes, I worked the phone banks a couple of times,
something I actually can't stand to do!

If I recall correctly, there was some sort of loophole or gray area that meant that Green and Wentworth hadn't technically broken the rules. I have to say that Wentworth's response was far superior to Green's -- first, he didn't deny it, and then he apologized and said he didn't realize that it was a problem but that he took full responsbility for doing it. And then I think he sponsored legislation to make the rules more clear. Green, on the other hand, tried to defend his actions and kept claiming it was political. If the timing was political, Patrick had nothing to do with it. Green ran such a dirty campaign that this incident looked mild in comparison! This wouldn't have been enough to sink Green if he hadn't already had so many other ethics violations.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Oct 24th 2014, 11:32 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Places » Texas Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC