Hope you watched the Gubernatorial Debate last night, between plays of your favorite high school football game. There were two winners and two losers in the face-off with state-wide journalists.
Chris Bell was the sleeper who showed himself worthy of the challenge ahead; Kinky Friedman’s performance would have been laughable had it not been so pathetically inept; Governor Perry proved himself adroit at answering questions on camera, and Carole Strayhorn revealed a disappointing reliance upon a crutch of memorized slogans when better answers could not be found.
Like the televised Kennedy-Nixon debate of the '60's, Friday night’s show separated the players from the sayers…
In the end, the race next month will be determined by which camp is able to muster its cadre of voters to the polls.