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2.14.2008

Texas Monthly . . .


. . . calls the King/Tison representative race to be "the most talked about House race in the state." It also links to the video of King sucking up to energy companies and raising money in Houston which, I'm pretty sure, is not located in his district of Wise or Parker counties.

(On an unrelated note, can you believe the number of Hillary and Obama ads we're seeing?)

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barry, you wouldn't be opposed to all the millions that the Hollywood limousine liberals gave to Hillary's senate campaign would you?

AnObiter said...

Saw one of each today...and I hate to say it, but I preferred Obama's over Hilary's. Hers sucked.

Anonymous said...

Dump King Phil

Anonymous said...

Joe Tison is a much better candidate to represent Wise and Parker counties. King has consistently sold out to the industries he is supposed to regulate. Tison is a professional educator and has the support of by far the majority of others in education. Tison is also (relatively) old. He has said he would not be a "career" politician, serving at most two terms. Tison is simply a better, cleaner candidate.

RPM said...

Did you read the article in the Weatherford paper about the "debate" they had in Millsap last friday?

Tison nailed King on taking credit for things he did'nt do.

Anonymous said...

It seems interesting to me that Phil King has not made a single utterance in defense of the payola and schmoozing he gets from regulated industries outsid of his district. He must feel that we are blind and ignorant rural folk who will re-elect him on a handshake. NOT THIS REPUBLICAN VOTER!

Meanwhile, he has picked another plum from Gov Perry to begin service in the Texas National Guard as a Major in JAG (lawyer)and we are now paying him an added salary for that, plus an added retirement. He must have a very cozy relationship with the governor in order to leap ahead of others to the discredit of the ranks of TNG officers who have earned their positions of responsibility in service which has included multiple tours in Iraq.

I don't think there is much danger of King ever shipping out to that theater. If he does, how will he continue to represent the "regulated industries" he so loyally supports in office. I know they would surely miss him but the governor will find ways to keep him safely tucked away in Austin. That must be worth a lot of campaign dollars for Perry.

Let's all think about TERM LIMITS!

Anonymous said...

Obama says he will give everybody health insurance and it will cost everybody less. He says he has a plan. We are all going to get things for free. All the we need. It will be great. Let's all quit our jobs and live off the magic money tree.

Anonymous said...

If the Democratic presidential nominee wasn't at stake in the March 4th primary, I would cross over to vote to support public education by casting my vote for Joe Tison. He is the man to beat Phil King.

Wise County voters cannot afford private school and home schooling is encouraged by the extreme right wing.

If Phil King is reelected, he said he will support funding for public schools with a regressive sales tax. He claims he has support for the action after speaking to the Parker and Wise Chamber of Commerce.

Funding public schools with a sales tax in times of a weakened economy where consumers spend more money on electricity (King is on the side of TXU) and gasoline, is a sure way of doing away with our public school system as we know it today!

Why would Phil King care? He home schools his children.

If all the teachers and parents come together to vote to support their local public schools, they will not only be supporting public education, but will take away TXU representative in Austin.

King has the support of Kay Granger and the Parker County Republican Chair; however, King has been outed and it is time to elect Joe Tison.

He will do a great job representing the home folks in Parker and Wise. He is a proven leader.

Anonymous said...

6:48 Obama does not have a plan for universal health care. He claims he will save us $2500 a year on our health care costs by reducing the cost of health care. The only way to reduce the cost of health care is to do away with the employer and the insurance companies. Nearly half of the cost of health care is in administrative expenses.

Everyone should pay something for health care because there is no free lunch.

Hillary Clinton has been working on health care for a long time. So if you want changes in health care, she provides the best leadership and best chance of getting something done.

10:07 If you think it is o.k. for Phil King to get $$$$ from TXU, I hope you love paying your energy bills for the next two years! And I'm sure you really don't care how seniors struggle to pay their electric bills. Phil King is bought and paid for and he is one of two representing us in Austin.

For all those who like TXU and high energy bills, I think they should vote for Phil King, the social conservative who doesn't care about the elderly.

Is there something really wrong with all of this.

Phil King will be o.k. since he will get a big fat retirement check from all of taxpayers when he leaves office.

Send him home March 4th and let him enjoy his retirement benefits.

Anonymous said...

If Phil King just RECENTLY got appointed as a JAG office in the TNG, and was given the rank of major right off the bat, without previous military experience--I got a problem! The usual starting rank for a JAG officer is first lieutenant until they finish their basic military law education course, then you get promoted to captain (it's a captain "slot", anyway). But if he got to circumvent this usual process, some well-deserving individuals with the proper military experience got passed over, and that's not right. All this from a local attorney who was in the TNG for several years as a JAG officer.

thinking voter said...

King has sucked up to Republican Women of Wise County and it looks like it works both ways. The organization is a clandestine little bunch of manipulating elitists who suck up to money and power, no matter how evil the source. That's why they support Phil King.

You will not hear them offer a defense of his conflicts of interest issues or money sources because they have none. They will choose a favored candidate FOR YOU and if you don't accept that, you are a tainted, disloyal Republican.

Label me TAINTED! I'm for Tyson all the way and know that is the best choice because Wise Republican Women support Phil King.

Anonymous said...

10:22 - Obama used his "mama's death to bring tears to our eyes over her concern to pay her medical bills over her concern for her impending death.

Certainly he has a point, but personally I thought it was bad taste to run an ad of this type.

And since he advocates universal health care for all Americans, just what IS his plan?

At least Clinton presents one whether we like it or not.

Anonymous said...

Here's the link to news of the King/Tison debate.

http://www.topix.com/city/millsap-tx/2008/02/tison-king-disagree-on-transportation-funds

King got caught in a bare-faced lie about transportation money he brought in for Weatherford. LOL!
When you get caught lying on your resume'...uh you don't get the job!

Anonymous said...

I got a kick out of one person who noted on the Texas Monthly Blog that Brother Phil has shaved his mustache and the reason:

"The Energy Boys asked him to shave it off. It was tickling their backsides."

Anonymous said...

I don't know much about Phil King, but Joe Tison was my principal at Weatherford Junior High and then Weatherford High School. Best I have ever seen. I greatly admire him. He also did a great job as Supt. of schools in Weatherford and recently as mayor of Weatherford.

Anonymous said...

7:18 AM Admittedly, most home- schoolers I have known are a little weird, however; what in the world is wrong with doing away with our public school system as we know it???

If you want to get a glimpse of what government-sponsored healthcare will look like, just look at our pathetic, government-sponsored education system.

another outraged veteran said...

8?23 AM - Yes, his promotion was recent and his flyer of last week showed him being sworn-in by the AG. As a fellow veteran, I can only imagine how offended you are about this example of Texas political kiss-ass at its worst, and his audacity in mailing it out, "in our face", as a ploy to worthy veterans.

Anonymous said...

We all complain a lot about people that WE VOTE and CONTINUE TO VOTE into office.

When you go to a restaurant and order something that tasted terrible, would you order a second helping? But we do. All the time.

Anonymous said...

Hey, thinking voter -

This is probably a little picky but you might learn, if not facts, at least how to spell your candidate's name.

By the way,WRW meets (clandestine -doesn't that imply secret?) the
2nd Monday of every month in the
2nd Floor Courtroom at the Wise County Courthouse. The public is invited and a meeting notice is in the Index, Messenger and Update prior to each meeting. (Oh, we will not be meeting in March due to our fundraiser on the 29th. As it is a fundraiser to help support local candidates, local student scholorships, severely wounded soldiers among other items,there is a charge.You are, however, also welcome to attend this event.

A long time Wise Republican Women member.

Anonymous said...

Campaign finance has to occur. Only money from individuals who reside in your county, district, state, etc that corresponds to the office that is being sought. No money from corporations, unions, pacs, etc.

Anonymous said...

The problem is, will we be better off with someone with ties to business or someone with ties to the education system? To me, we are screwed either way, because with one we'll pay more for utilities and the other we will be taxed more for education. I'm very conservative, but I don't have the warm and fuzzies about either one of these guys.

Anonymous said...

9:31 AM wrote
"When you get caught lying on your resume'...uh you don't get the job!"

Shame it doesn't work in Texas politics like it does in the real world!

thinking voter said...

11:15 AM - Thanks for the spelling correction. And your defense of YOUR CHOSEN CANDIDATE ... PHIL KING on payola and involvement with regulated clients is? ....

So, how did you pick him over Tison? Was that a consensus of republicans or are you part of King's machine? Yes, you do manipulate things political and what you contrive is not always public. Do you get sustaining funds from his vast treasury? How much?

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget Kings largest contributor, The telecommunications industry, also overseen by his committee. Look at your phone bill and all the fees, taxes and surcharges. These usually amount to more than my local service charges. No help from phil there either unless your AT&T, or Sprint!

Anonymous said...

Maybe it would be more honest if
Wise Republican Women registered as a Phil King PAC.

Oops! I used "honest" in the same sentence with Phil King.

Anonymous said...

I'm an angry white male voter who supports Barack Obama. I'm quite angry at the Texas legislature and governors of the past decade for their poor (real) support of Texas education, immigration control (or employers employing the illegals), and the utility and telecommunications legislation that costs all of us. I have severe doubts that the Democrats will win the presidential vote in November, but just maybe, there will some new faces in the legislature in Austin.

Anonymous said...

4:36, How can your support for Obammy change faces in Austin. I know he talks of change, but if he can pull that off, I'll vote for him too.

RPM said...

Do the fine members of the Wise Republican Women just pick the sleaziest candidate or do they pick who the party leaders tell them?

How on earth can you support a two faced liar like Phil King? Is he taking you to the next Super Bowl or is he giving you kickbacks from TXU?

Anonymous said...

9:58 - It's pretty simple: Texas will vote for the Republican presidential candidate whoever it is in the general election. However, maybe some Texas are waking up to the false pretenses of state Republicans and will throw their a**es out for decent Democrats in Austin (note: not all Democrats are decent in my opinion). Obama's coattails may be long enough to attract new voters that will help accomplish a change in Austin. Nationwide, I'm hopeful that Obama can carry enough more enlightened states that he becomes our next president. But I'm still an angry white male.

Anonymous said...

What is all this criticism about Phil King huh? Go to his website and you will find out WHY he is running for re-election. He is running because he is PHIL KING! Nothing else is there.

http://www.philking.com/

Anonymous said...

9:05, You really think America is ready for a partial white guy? He won't be able to make change because congress will not enact his socialist programs and tax increases. Think Jimmy Carter times two.

Anonymous said...

12:47 - I really don't care what the parents' races were. I'll take the person who has the freshest good ideas and is willing to listen to all sides and get various interests groups to communicate and work together. What? That person doesn't exist?
Maybe not but in my opinion Obama comes closest. And just who cares what his genetic mix is? You didn't get to choose your parents, did you?