Leading Off (1/14/12)

Rich People in Dallas Today Are Boring: This piece by Alan Peppard points out that today’s Dallas wealthy are much wealthier than the money-flinging showboats that built Dallas’ reputation as a strut-and-spit capital for the callously nouveau riche. But they are also less interesting. Gone are the days of the pumpkin-colored “Fat Albert” 747 waiting at Lovefield ready to whisk people better than you off to Acapulco.

Kennedy Is a Conspiracy Theorist: Speaking at the Winspear Opera House Friday, RFK Jr. told Charlie Rose that the Warren Commission was a “shoddy piece of craftsmanship,” and he doesn’t buy the lone gunman theory.

Bush Not Beating Around the Bush About Political Ambition: “‘We for sure are running, the question is the office,’ [George P.] Bush told The Associated Press during the first interview about his political future since filing paperwork in November to seek elected office in Texas.”

TCU Quarterback Kicks Rehab Habit, Back on Team: Casey Pachall disenrolled from TCU after being arrested for a DUI in October (which was after 15 TCU students, including Pachall’s roommate, were arrested in last summer’s drug sting). But now he’s back, because top-recruited college quarterbacks get more chances in life than you do.


  • Miss Landers

    “Because top-recruited college quarterbacks get more CHANCES in life than you do. ” Although, no doubt there are a lot of changes as well.

  • AmyS

    I can’t decide if I hate to love it, or love to hate it, but I’m hooked on Shark Tank. Nothing low-pro about that.

  • mynameisbill

    What did those wonderfully, awesome, well-endowed coffered rich Dallas job-creators ever do to Mr.Peppard to deserve such ridicule? I want each and every one of you to go take a look at our many breathtaking, game changing, iconically World Class structures today……and then go thank one of our blessed wealthy folk(maybe even offer to shine their expensive Italian leather shoes, or wash one of their Rolls Royces). I mean, if anything makes one “interesting” it’s gotta be cash!

  • Bill Marvel

    Well, today’s Dallas rich ARE more boring. Fortunately, Peppard is not boring,even when he writes about boring people.