Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Perry's possible high court appointment draws fire

I've argued previously that, if Democrats want to win any statewide races in Texas this decade, they should start by targeting the courts, the way Karl Rove did nearly twenty years ago. That advice becomes more salient than ever if Governor Perry follows through on the reportedly pending and highly politicized appointment of Don Willett, a friend of former Perry Chief of Staff Mike Toomey with little courtroom experience, to the Texas Supreme Court. Even Republicans are talking trash about his relative lack of credentials, albeit so far anonymously. Willett ran George Bush's faith-based initiatives program when he was governor and president. This Houston Chronicle editorial hit all the right points.

Via How Appealing

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