Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Rep. Baxter Leaves To Make Big Bucks And Sticks Tax-Payers With The Tab

I just finished watching a press conference with Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos and the Chair of the Travis County Democratic Party Chris Elliott. If you're not aware ex-House member Todd Baxter resigned officially on Nov. 1 and quickly took a new job as a top cable industry lobbyist. The press conference dealt with the issues this raises. The cost to Travis County ($250,000+), the hypocrisy of how this is being handled vs. how Rep. Moreno's seat was handled after his death. The politics of it all, Ben Bentzin as a hand picked successor. The revolving door actions of ex-Rep. Baxter resigning his seat and not serving out his term, turning his back on his constituents, and leaving to be a high-paid lobbyist. And most importantly they made the point that the liberal media (my words) is paying very little attention to these issues.


At 11/15/2005 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd Baxter is everything that's wrong with modern Texas politics: belligerant, self-centered and without a moral center. Good riddance. Too bad he stuck the rest of us with the tab.


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