Tim has inspired me to read the editorial page today. The DMN board thinks former county judge Margaret Keliher would be a great fit as chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. After all, she’s a Republican who cares about the environment. It’s like this job was made for her. But Perry won’t appoint her because Keliher would actually serve the state well. As county judge, she more or less formed a Dallas clean air committee and petitioned hard to for the cement plants in Ellis County to belch as few emissions as possible, much harder than the TCEQ did. She thought up pilot programs to clean up our air and constantly made trips to Austin to plead with and berate legislators. Which is exactly why Perry, who fast-tracked 11 new coal plants (remember?), will never appoint her.
I pray I’m wrong.