Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Odd Thing About Texas

Despite all the damage that man has done to the world, and incidentally to the reputation of Texas and its politics, in some ways Texas is still a healthier democracy than I am used to seeing elsewhere in the US and Canada. Consider this from the Waco Tribune-Herald (June 4), a quote from state rep Jim Dunnam, D-Waco:

Craziest moment [of the legislative session]: Sen. Robert Deuell R-Greenville and I starting a band this session called the Bad Precedents. We ended up having about 30 members of the legislature sit in with us in various performances.

Of course this doesn't necessarily make for good policy,but it shows a shred of sanity you don't much see elsewhere.

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