He so desperately still wants to be considered a player in the Republican Party. Ever since being replaced as the head of the Republican Party for Harris County by Jared Woodfill, he's been trying to peddle his influence inside the Harris County Criminal Justice Center. He touts his influence with certain judges shamelessly. He mumbles threats that he can have prosecutors fired based on his close relationship with Pat Lykos. It must be working well for him. He apparently made around $400,000 last year in appointments.
I've known him since 1999 and I haven't seen him try a jury trial yet.
He claims to be the Republican "spokesman."
Gary has been backsliding with the Republican Party lately, however. He lost credibility with his conservative constituency as their "spokesman" when he endorsed Annise Parker for Mayor of Houston (lamely explaining that he did so because it was a non-partisan election). He lost credibility with anyone who had half a brain by endorsing Janice Law in 2010 over Judge John Clinton.
Yet, he still attempts to peddle his influence -- selling ads to folks for his "endorsement," which is the proverbial example of not being worth the paper it is printed on.
We had all been waiting with bated breath for Gary's big endorsements which finally came out today. Thankfully, the uninformed Republican masses would be told who to vote for by a guy who redefines taking government subsidies.
And, now, without further ado, here we go . . .
Yeah, that's all he put (at least in regards to elections pertaining to the Harris County Criminal Justice Center.)
He managed to leave a couple of races out. Like the 176th (which is uncontested), the 337th, the 338th (which is uncontested), the 339th (which is uncontested) and the 351st (which is also uncontested). Now, before you go saying "Well, he probably didn't feel a need to make a recommendation in an uncontested race," you'd be wrong. Roger Bridgwater is uncontested in his race, as well. He just felt like doing a little kissing up to Bridgwater (a Lykos crony).
Extremely informative there, G-Man.
Stacey Bond, former Judge Brock Thomas, Brad Hart, and Judge Mark Ellis are all running uncontested in their primaries bravely, without Gary's blessing, apparently.
But here is the funny part.
Polland didn't feel strongly enough about either candidate to make a judgment call on the 337th race.
Renee Magee, a senior Special Crimes prosecutor is running against former Judge Jim Barr, who was literally removed as judge by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for making sexually inappropriate comment from the bench.
And Gary just can't make the tough call on who to endorse. Yeah, that one is tricky.
I feel sorry for you, Gary. I'm sure you wanted to endorse Jim Barr so very very badly, but you just couldn't do it, could you? I guess you thought you would lose credibility like you did with the Parker endorsement.
Newsflash, Gary. You don't have any credibility.
Nor integrity, for that matter.
As a side note, if you are looking for endorsements in the contested races (where nobody paid a single dime for an advertisement and the reasoning for said endorsements are explained), just click here.