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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

TX-28: Il Bacio Della Morte

Posted by DavidNYC

Ah, the kiss of death:

That's George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, giving a big ol' smooch to Rep. Henry Cuellar, the first-ever "Democrat" endorsed by the Club for Growth. If and when he's beaten in the primary by former Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Cuellar switches parties. Of course, the TX filing deadline has passed, but I'm sure the GOP could, you know, work something out.

(Thanks to reader Tracy for the tip. Photo credit to Rich Lipski of the Washington Post.)

Posted at 02:12 PM in 2006 Elections - House, Texas | Technorati

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Is it just me, or does that have a more than vaguely papal feel?

Posted by: shimamoto [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 1, 2006 11:38 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Bush - "Hank, either my hands are huge or your head is small"

Posted by: RBH [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 2, 2006 12:03 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Give George and Henry a break -- maybe they saw Brokeback Mountain and got inspired!

Posted by: IndianaProgressive [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 2, 2006 08:44 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

What about another, further danger? What if Cuellar wins the primary,
and then switches parties after the election if the GOP continues in control of the House?

Texans out there, with more familiarity about local politics: is that a scenario to fear?
It seems like the House GOP leadership could offer him plum committee posts, as incentives.
It's being pointed out elsewhere that Cuellar sat on the GOP side of the aisle,
to hear the State of the Humbug speech.

I put a contribution box for Ciro Rodriquez on my
ActBlue page and moved it to the top,
in view of the short timeframe.

Folks, even small contributions help:


(The other races I've profiled there may also be of interest.)

Posted by: Christopher Walker [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 2, 2006 12:02 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment