Tuesday, September 09, 2008

There's STILL only one D in SD-17

And that's despite the judge in the case calling Stephanie Elaine Fridia Simmons Cougar Mellencamp a liar about her residency and voting predilections ...

After hearing testimony from Simmons herself that she voted in the wrong county for 14 years, District Judge Scott Jenkins was the picture of disbelief. She explained that she thought it was OK to vote in her parents’ voting precinct in Harris County even though she and her husband lived in Fort Bend County. She said it never crossed her mind that she was doing anything wrong and that no one at a polling place for those 14 years asked her if she resided in the precinct.

“It’s straining my credulity,” Jenkins said in response. He used even stronger language while denying the other Democrat in the race, Chris Bell, an injunction that would have removed Simmons from the ballot. He marveled that an intelligent woman and an “officer of the court” -- Simmons is an attorney-- could have believed that what she was doing was legal.

“It saddens me that I do not believe you,” Jenkins said.

It saddens me even more that you could not figure out how to do the right and legal thing and disqualify her from the ballot, Judge Jenkins. But, as Kuffner notes, "Viva Democracy".

Still, the evidence that Chris Bell remains the only Democratic candidate in the contest is found in the large, deep hooftracks of one Ron "Water Buffalo" Wilson.

I hereby petition Sarah Palin to remove the beasts from the endangered species list.

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