It seems that whenever I am completely swamped in my actual (as opposed to blogging) life that it suddenly begins raining topics that I want to blog about.
As most of you know, my favorite New York Editor got promoted to Wife over the weekend and I'll be away from the CJC this week. There are several interesting things going on around the CJC and in the political world (with early voting a mere two weeks away). I may or may not have time to write about those stories, but I do want to make sure that I bring one to your attention before I go off honeymoonin'.
On Thursday, May 3rd from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., there will be a District Attorney Candidates Forum between Pat Lykos and Mike Anderson, sponsored by my on-again-off-again friend Big Jolly (NOTE: I'm just kidding. Although he frustrates me to the point that I want to beat my head into the wall, I like Dave.) and the King Street Patriots. The event is being held at 7232 Wynnwood Lane, Houston, TX 77008.
The moderators are Paul Bettencourt and Scott Braddock, who Big Jolly swears will "reign these two candidates in and not let them get away with obfuscating and dodging tough questions." If that is truly the case, Lykos may be in for the longest hour of her life. Since neither Bettencourt nor Braddock practice criminal law (to my knowledge), I hope there will be a good turnout of prosecutors and defense attorneys who will know the truth from the sound bytes.
Dave has billed it as "60 minutes of Straight Talk" and I hope he is correct about that.
My understanding is that those who arrive before 6:45 are allowed to submit questions for the candidates which makes your turnout very important. It looks like an outstanding venue to let substance shine over style.
I'm sorry that I won't be able to make it, but I hope you will. Like I said earlier, Early Voting starts in two weeks.
It is time to go into overdrive on making a difference.