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12.05.2007

I'm A Little Late To The Party On This


See this man. He's Weatherford mayor Joe Tison. He wants to kick Rep. Phil King to curb. King's response:
“He’s been a good friend and we’ve worked very closely together over the years,” King said. “My objective is going to be to not say bad things about Joe Tison, but to say good things about Phil King.”
King should be thrown out for referring to himself in third person.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

He is an incredible example of the current political strategy of say one thing do another without blushing.

Anonymous said...

Phil King doesn't want to criticize his opponent because he knows that the opponent is going to have a field day with King's own exploits. Certainly, he would like to run a campaign without any criticism - that way, few would be aware of all the reasons that King needs to leave office..

Anonymous said...

thank god i am glad that we have someone who can run agianst king i hope he wins since king is a weasel

Anonymous said...

Seriously. Who else besides politicians speak in third person?

goober said...

Joe Tison is the definition of honor and trustworthyness. I would vote for him if he ran as the sober candidate for the booze party, and I have only met him one time. Here is a chance for the citizens of Wise county to a voice baout allof our concerns. Tison will listen. Don't screw this one up by not voting.

Anonymous said...

Amen to the first 5 posts. King is the epitome of "politician". He spends 90% of his time working on legislation for the Utility lobby and not for Parker and Wise County. He started out with good intentions and then ended up just like the rest of them. Two terms should be the limit (i.e. limited terms means limited influence from the lobbyist).

Atticus said...

I have known Joe Tison for more than 30 years. He was a football coach and teacher back in Weatherford, Texas back in the 60's when I was a young man. He eventually got into the administration side of things and became the Superintendent of Weatherford ISD. After he got out of the public education business, he was talked into running for Mayor of Weatherford. He has worked with the Boy Scouts and I know he volunteers for other worthy causes. I have never heard anything negative about the man over the years. I cannot imagine why Joe would want to serve in the Texas Legislature, but if he does, he will do his best to do the right things when it comes time to vote. I think he would be especially competent when it comes to issues involving public education. The other thing that excites me about Joe is that I do not think he would be drawn into supporting the dictatorship that our current representative Phil King has helped to foster and perpetuate in Spearker Craddick.

Anonymous said...

King is an idiot. Vote yes for Joe

Anonymous said...

I am voting for Chuck Randolf !!!

Anonymous said...

AMAZING... 8 posts and I agree with every one. As soon as I saw this in the upchuck yesterday I called a friend who works for the city of Weatherford to ask his opinion of the Mayor. He echoed the opinions of Goober- Atticus. When King became Tom Delay's waterboy in the redistricting fiasco which cost Texas ALL seniority in the US house I knew he was nothing but a political hack. His allegiance to Craddick further proves his political sleezeyness.

Anonymous said...

I'd vote for Tison. Thank goodness even folks in his own party are seeing him for the "do nothing" politician he is!

Anonymous said...

I'm voting for Dennis Kucinech. The UFO sighting in Aurora was real.

Anonymous said...

Phil King is a hypocrite. He made a snide remark to me about the big raise public school teachers received ( I am a teacher). He acted as if No Child Left Behind was wonderful...He didn't have a clue how public educators felt about NCLB. Of course his children are not in public school and he does not have a clue.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I guess Phil's kick-off fundraiser in Wise County will be well attended.

When was the last time Wise County had a state representative that lived in Wise County? Maybe we need to wake-up and get active.

Atticus said...

I prefer being called Gomer rather than Goober!

Anonymous said...

I'm aware of King and don't like him one bit. The endorsements of Tison are welcome. (Is he running as Repub or Dem?) It's refreshing that someone of character would take on an incumbent. For sure, someone opposed to King will get my vote.

voter said...

Joe Tison is running in the Republican primary against the Republican incumbent, Phil King. It is imperative that we show up in the Republican primary and vote for Joe. He'll listen to his district and not be bullied by the speaker.

Anonymous said...

For the first time ever, this Democrat will be voting in the Republican primary to send Phil King home! It is past time we had someone in Austin who will represent all of us.

Joe Tison will get my vote in November 2008. We need someone who knows first hand public education.

Anonymous said...

If Tison can push King off of his throne, Wise County should have a huge celebration, and the county Republican party should provide the refreshments.

Anonymous said...

King turned to the Dark side long ago and serves his master ( Delay,Craddick, Perry,) Well.

Anonymous said...

Less than two months ago, Mayor Joe Tison attended a recent Democrat Rally here in Weatherford.

As reported by the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, the rally was attended by leading statewide Democrats as well as representatives from the Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Barack Obama campaigns.

Is Joe Tison running in the wrong party? Check out these photos from the website
http://www.parkercountyactivedemocrats.org/pictures/main.php?g2_itemId=17

Anonymous said...

I'm concerned about one more plastic RINO running for office in Texas. While you may not agree with Phil King 100% of the time, I assure you Phil represents us well and he is a warrior for conservative causes in Austin. Phil has never cowered from taking on the hard issues and fighting the really tough battles. Whether social issues or tough fiscal issues, I know Phil is working for protecting families, preserving our values and containing government.

Suddenly Phil has a "republican" opponent with a burr in his saddle about the legislature's efforts to cap property appraisals and taxes, improve education with competition, and promote free enterprise for commodities like utilities and services. (instead of the city having a monopoly over those things)

Joe is a long time Weatherford guy who has wanted to be a state rep for at least 10 years. He is respectable, but well known for being a compromiser and a believer in consensus. In other words, he is not willing to get bloody for a cause. He is not a guy that would stand up and take a bullet for the conservative team.

In fact, he just appeared at the October 6th rally for Parker County Active Democrats. Their theme is : "Turn Parker County Blue" See the agenda on http://www.turnparkerblue.com/

Then see the pictures of Joe Tison at the rally with Former Dem Speaker Jim Wright. I've attached it here. It is posted on
http://www.parkercountyactivedemocrats.org/pictures/main.php?g2_itemId=17

Being Mayor has made Tison a true believer in raising taxes, so he is mad about any possible appraisal caps or property tax caps that protect tax payers and restrict any county, school, hospital, college, etc. in exploding their budget and spending. In other words, he is a big government guy.


The PARENT PAC is the so called bipartisan group trying to get Phil out. However, it is well known the Dems hate him because he is really the commander for many of the conservative causes in Austin. The PARENT PAC has NO Republicans in it and their main PRIORITY is to make sure government has the sole monopoly over all education in the state of Texas. They are against any choice for parents in the education for their children.

Here is a comment from the internet:


On behalf of Karl-Thomas, Matt, Phillip and the rest of the crew here at Burnt Orange Report, we take great joy in joining the more than 25 blogs of the Texas Progressive Alliance in announcing our Texan of the Year for 2006. The Texas Progressive Alliance has named Carolyn Boyle and Texas Parent PAC its "Texan of the Year" for 2006. The Texas Progressive Alliance includes more than 25 blogs and more than two dozen blog writers, editors and owners from across Texas. These blogs are: The Agonist, Annatopia, Bay Area Houston, Brains & Eggs, Burnt Orange Report, Casual Soap Box, Capitol Annex, Common Sense, District Sixer, Dos Centavos, Eye on Williamson County, Greg's Opinion, Half Empty, In The Pink Texas, The Jeffersonian, Just Another Blog, Kuff's World, McBlogger, Marc's Miscellany, MindSpeak, Musings, North Texas Liberal, Off The Kuff, People's Republic of Seabrook, Pink Dome, The Red State, South Texas Chisme, Texas KaOS, Truth Serum Blog, and Wyld Card.

These are all LIBERAL blogs!!

Anonymous said...

Phil King is a true leader willing to stand up for the people he represents. He took on the special interests that wanted to keep cable TV a monopoly. He has fought to bring a balanced energy policy to Texas. This is no time to bring in a tired old political hack that is bought and paid for by the teachers. Who by the way want to continue their monopoly of teaching our kids. Phil King thinks outside the box to help solve our problems. I will stand with Rep. King

viveresolo said...

Phil King is a man of integrity. He is all but a coward, instead a representative whose goal is to serve his counties and Texas as a whole. The man is genuinely kind and honorable. Never once have I met some one who has had something negative to say about him, or his time in office. We need more civil servants with attitudes as Representative Phil King.

Anonymous said...

It appears some of the previous posts are from the King Campaign. My immediate concerns in this area will never be addressed by King. We need someone local like Tison whose interests are with the citizens and not a rep who only has a career political agenda. We need a rep who has been in this area his entire life that will think of Parker and Wise county residents first.