Leading Off (4/27/09)

1. So far, there are three probable cases of swine flu in Dallas County. I’d suspect that number will rise in the coming days. But that’s just a guess, based solely on the amount of Dallas bus traffic to and from Mexico.  I mean, I don’t work for the CDC (anymore).

2. Early voting begins today and, beyond the city council elections, the convention center hotel is the main issue at hand. Next year at this time, I hope to have a referendum on the ballot that would make sure no more votes are counterintuitive, like voting yes when you’re actually against something, and voting for Tom Leppert when you’re hoping for a mayor that knows how to get his giant paws out of harm’s way every now and then.

3. Speaking of the upcoming elections, Ann Margolin and Brint Ryan, candidates for Mitch Rasansky’s soon-to-open council seat in District 13, kept slugging it out over the weekend. I think I speak for everyone when I say I really hope they open their eyes and see how right they are for each other. It’s not often you find your soul mate right there, underneath your name on the ballot.

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