March 08, 2007

That's good. THIS would be better

I would like to congratulate the Senators who have signed on to the bill to halt the TTC. I've little doubt that it's mostly symbolic since Krusee will end up killing Kolkhorst's bill in the House. So, you need to know this will come back in 2008 and we'll all be waiting to see what happens.

Somervell County Salon (which, by the way, has a ton of video up from the hearing and march last week) is channeling the Waxahachie Daily Light...

On Monday, state Sen. Robert Nichols filed legislation that would immediately halt any further public-private partnerships or comprehensive development agreements from taking place, according to a press release from San Antonio Toll Party, an activist group in opposition of such measures.

Note 'any further public-private partnerships or comprehensive development agreements from taking place'. What about those already signed? Are you just going to allow them to stand? You're the State of Texas. Abrogate the existing contracts. You guys are so scared of your own shadows that you don't even realize how much power you have. What the hell would Zachry do? Sue? Even if they win a settlement, just don't pay it. Hell, there are people who won money in lawsuits against the state in the 1970's that STILL HAVEN'T BEEN PAID. In the meantime, as the litigation wends it way through the courts, they certainly don't have to be awarded any contracts, do they?

I understand that Zachry's been a big contributor to some of y'all, but you need to know exactly how much of liability they are going to be going forward. Contributions from them will become poisonous, just like those from Leininger. It goes for both Republicans and Democrats... it'll get used against you in a primary, then in the general should you not be taken out during the primary. It'll never go away...

If I were running Zachry, I'd back off the TTC and tolls fast and change the name of the company. I don't think any of you understand just what a PR disaster this all is. You'll overcome it eventually but it's going to be tough and it'll take years.

I almost feel sorry for y'all. It's going to get much worse before it gets better. God help you all when Krusee kills this in the House.

Posted by mcblogger at March 8, 2007 10:08 AM

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