Quid Pro Quo
Here's a shocker: The Chron has endorsed Chris Bell.
Bell, of course, was one of the first to announce his candidacy for mayor against Lee Brown, and he pounded Lee Brown mercilessly on every aspect of his public (mis)management -- water, streets, public safety, etc.
Until he finished third in the mayoral race. One might have expected Bell, if he had any principles at all, to endorse the other anti-Brown candidate in the NON-PARTISAN race for mayor, Orlando Sanchez, whose arguments on Brown's public (mis)management were virtually indistinguishable. Instead, Bell cut a deal with the mayor and his boosters (the Chron) to endorse Brown against Sanchez, in exchange for their unqualified support for his newly planned Congressional race.
And now the endorsement from the Chron. Perfect.
I hope Carroll Robinson wins the Democratic nomination, just to throw a monkey wrench into the works.
[Posted at 23:58 CST on 03/23/02] [Link]