More Bad News on the TCEQ Chair

Yesterday, we said the newly appointed Buddy Garcia was little more than an Alberto Gonzales to Governor Perry’s President Bush. Turns out he might be more of a Karl Rove. A law-practicing FBvian brings word from the latest issue of Texas Lawyer. Therein, a former attorney for the Texas Office of the Secretary of State says she was fired not because she spoke to the press, which may have been forbidden, but because her statements were a political embarrassment to Republicans. Specifically, two Republicans:

But Reyes alleges that she was fired because the statements attributed to her in the Post article — that a county prosecutor could go after someone who votes in a place where he doesn’t live — caused political embarrassment for defendants Roger Williams, then-secretary of state, and H.S. “Buddy” Garcia, then-deputy secretary of state.

Surely Garcia will rise above politics to clean Texas’ air.

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