Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Houston Chronicle endorses Strayhorn

From the Independent Grandma for Texas campaign:
the Houston Chronicle, Chris Bell’s hometown newspaper, has just issued a strong endorsement for Carole Keeton Strayhorn for governor. “Only Carole Keeton Strayhorn,” the newspaper says, “has the experience and savvy to win election to the governorship and then use the office to improve public education and change the course of Texas for the better.”
The article can be viewed online here.

1 comment:

robb said...

Ok, let's take a closer look at this. The Houston Chronicle probably knows the top three candidates better than any major paper in Texas. They have likely sat down with Perry, Strayhorn and Bell on many different occasions. Chris Bell served on the Houston City Council. He was also a Congressman from Houston. Perry and Strayhorn have long records that the paper has covered, and each has met with the board many times.

This is an endorsement that should carry some weight, given the fact that they know each candidate so well and that they carefully looked at the agendas and records of each, including sitting down with each and asking the substantive questions that matter.

This gives Strayhorn some good momentum heading into the home-stretch. You gotta know that Perry must be really miffed.