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RE: NEW STATE LEGISLATURE

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I said I am fed up with the current Texas Legislature. All of ’em. A politically savvy FBer goes a step further:

Lacking many explicit powers, the Governor’s real job in Texas is to be an effective manager who gets other people — notably the Legislature — to do what needs to be done for the good of the state. Governor Perry has tried twice to get the Legislature to pass school finance reform. Last year, he took the lead in the Special Session. This year, he stayed out of the fray until the last minute. Neither strategy worked. Maybe he gets an “E” for effort, but his report card still reads two tries, two failures. Being governor is a job that requires skills that Rick Perry just lacks. (I would too.) But Texans shouldn’t stick with someone who’s proven twice that he’s reached his level of incompetence. “No-pass, no-play” should apply to the governor in 2006.

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