Leading Off (9/4/09)

1. A damning revelation in the Don Hill corruption case, according to this story. Prosecutors played a tape of Hill linking payments to votes. He is quoted as saying the following:

“They need to get $50,000 to $100,000 together and get it to y’all by the end of the week. If I don’t see any money, I’m not voting on no maintenance contract.”

But, see, I think this absolves him. He says I’m not voting on no contract, suggesting he would vote on any contract. Double negative. Right? Right? Bueller? Bueller?

2. Former President George Bush tapped James Glassman to run his new policy institute at SMU, the News is reporting. This is important for two reasons. One, it gives hope to journalists that they can turn writing gigs into paying gigs someday. Two, his last name gives blog commenters an easy target.

3. The kids from Allen High School bonded with Mexican high schoolers from Prepa Tec of Monterrey before the two teams played each other last night. I blame Obama.

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