Sunday, October 05, 2008

Unopposed Candidate Avoids Public Meeting with Burgers Event

The last time Rep. Mike Conaway held a public meeting at Angelo State University, he got grilled. Some of the highest heat came from fellow Republicans. Many lamented how the party had "lost its way."

Mike returns to San Angelo with his tail between his legs after changing his vote on the $700 billion Wall Street bailout bill. If the plan was focused on Main Street, the Treasury would restrict their buy backs to residential and subprime mortgage backed securities. They wouldn't fling the door open to exotic financial instruments, nor would they buy back the world's toxic assets, much of it vaporware.

Will Conaway explain exactly how the credit markets crumpled to those in attendance at Burgers with Mike? If his non-responses to my many questions are an indication, not a chance. But they will get some soft shoe and a prayer request or two. I'm now praying for honesty.

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