Leading Off (12/12/08)

1. The DISD trustees did not extend the contract of Superintendent Hinojosa yesterday. His contract runs through 2012, same as mine. He recently took a 5 percent pay cut, same as I did. He makes more than $300k a year — not sure where I’m going with this.

2. Former Mayor Ron Kirk is being vetted by the Barack Obama transition team for a possible Cabinet-level position. I think this is a shrewd move. Kirk was a great mayor and would be a great choice to lead HUD or the Department of Transportation. And, yes, I’m openly campaigning for a job as his press secretary.

3. Rick Perry vs. KBH: GOP catfight!


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11 responses to “Leading Off (12/12/08)”

  1. EricaRS says:

    It’d be great to see Kirk in DC, but wouldn’t we miss him around here?!

  2. WGC says:

    Your definition of “great” must be different than mine.

  3. Daniel says:

    Kirk went along and so got along. Great!

  4. glenn hunter says:

    Wait, Tim, that can’t be right about Kirk! Back in May, I asked him whether he would accept a cabinet position under a President Obama, and he replied: “No! I’m through with government jobs. I’d rather be the president’s best friend.” Sort of makes you think you should never believe what a professional politician says.

  5. JS says:

    Kirk lied! Glen cried!

  6. I can’t see Kirk turning down a White House position if it’s offered to him. Those opportunities don’t come around every day.

  7. Dallasite says:

    Those opportunities come around every day if you can afford the price tag.

    Especially in Illinois.

  8. scooter says:

    Well Kirk should work out a lot better than Alphonso Jackson.

  9. Captain Kirk says:

    Secretary of Toll Roads through Parks and Levees? Awesome.

  10. Would they let us keep Kirk and send them Dwaine Caraway?

  11. Bethany says:

    I will trade them John Wiley Price for Ron Kirk. That would make for some entertaining C-Span, I tell ya.