Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Brainy endorsements: Nile Copeland

The first in a continuing series of endorsements of November candidates for progressive voters.

Nile Copeland is my favorite candidate running for any office in 2012. And when you read this, you'll understand why.

TODAY I see stories in the news like:

 I am running for the Texas First Court of Appeals because I am tired of apologizing for the legal system. It's time to fix a broken judiciary. It's time to put your foot down and say NO MORE BS. Judges have a responsibility to uphold the time honored position and see that the law is fair, impartial and to act professionally and with integrity. We should be proud of our Texas Judges. If you read a story where a judge does something you think is BS, please send it to me.

Here's more about Nile if you need it. I didn't. Truthfully I would be inclined to support nearly anybody whose slogan was "No More BS", but as we know politicians -- certainly judicial candidates -- do not typically use language so blunt in ther campaigns.

Needless to say, I only sat with Copeland a couple of times before I realized he was the man. I just wish he was running for Texas Supreme Court. Or governor. Maybe he will.

But for now we need to elect him to the First Court of Appeals, where currently only Republicans serve with one exception. Because the counties served by the First -- Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Waller, and Washington -- include a number of rural ones where many voters aren't so discriminating, it is vital that we put the word out that Copeland is the man for the Herculean task of reforming the judicial system in Texas, beginning at the appellate level.

So e-mail this post to your friends using the link below, and to the Democratic chairs in the counties listed above -- here's a list of county chairs with their e-mail addresses -- and make a contribution if you can to Copeland's campaign. You can also like his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter.

He is as good as it gets for Texas progressives.

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