- Making investigations secret and meetings about them closed.
- Re-education of commissioners: "Bradley says that when people act as investigators and judges, they typically should have some background in that work. Most members of the commission don’t do investigative work and need training, he says."
- Lengthening terms for commissioners. (No word why the governor couldn't just reappoint if continuity is so important.)
- Creating new rules and procedures for the commission (no detail).
- "Clarifying" whether the commission has authority to investigate the Willingham case. (He seems unwilling to take his former boss Sen. John Whitmire's word for it.)
On the bright side:
Bradley says, “I do plan to recommend that the commission move forward and complete a report in the Willingham case. I think it’s in the best interest of the public to have the report come out.”Don't look for that to happen before the March Governor's primary, though, and maybe not until after next year's general election, if I had to guess. What's more, I'd be willing to bet it won't look much like the version that was released by Dr. Beyler. Perhaps I'm too cynical, but this appears to be a straight up case of politics trumping science.
E pur si muove
UPDATE (11/8): Check out a lengthy profile of John Bradley from the Austin Statesman.