Monday, November 08, 2004

Texarkana Sheriff Wins Despite Tough On Crime Rhetoric of Opponent

In the forgot to update department: Bowie County Sheriff James Prince won a second term last week despite the tough on crime rhetoric of his opponent. Earlier, Grits offered approbation for Prince's courage to speak sensibly about the wisdom of arresting drug users as a front-line policy, even as his opponent pimped for a new drug task force and lathered on the tough-on-crime slogans.

Prince's win shows that honest talk from Democrats can trump tough-on-crime demagoguery with voters, even in Northeast Texas, but you have to be willing to tell voters the truth. That, and word has it Prince worked hard and ran a great campaign. Congrats, sir.

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