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Was I surprised by the outcomes of last Tuesday’s primary election? Well, yes and no. I was mostly surprised there was no runoff for governor, though it wasn’t missed by much.

It was and wasn’t a surprise that Glenn Beck and Mark Davis, "Talk" hosts were, well, hostile toward Debra Medina prior to Election Day, costing her plenty. In my book, that identifies them as either Neocons, RINOs, or a part of the Establishment. My apologies to all Beck and Davis fans.

As was suspected, we got us some runoffs over on the Republican side of the ledger here in Ellis County, that being for the 40th District Court, between Bob Carroll and Cindy Ermatinger and Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Steve Burnett and Steve Egan.

The Democrats couldn’t muster more than one candidate for any one position in the county so, most definitely, no runoff over there…and no surprise either.

One surprise had Kip Averitt defeating Darren Yancy for our Texas Senate candidate, despite the fact he had withdrawn from the race in January. Smell dead fish? Maybe the scent comes from people who voted for him???

Primary Runoff Election Day is April 13.

The Ellis County Republican Convention is set to begin on Saturday morning, March 20 at Waxahachie Civic Center.

Four years ago, Republicans in state convention got, I think, a fast one pulled on them, being railroaded into a Rick Perry backed business tax plan, toward the end of a long last-day of convention. So many of those who would have helped defeat such a plan and, rather, would have voted to install a platform plank opposing same, had already departed for home due to fatigue from "extra added attractions" occupying most of that day.

Following is an antidote for such, in the form of a platform resolution submitted to the Ellis County Republican Convention, for acceptance and forwarding to the state convention in Dallas this year:

Whereas, a foremost function of each and every convention of the people at the Republican Party of Texas, beginning with the precinct convention, continuing to the county or district convention and culminating with the state convention, is to establish its business and

Whereas, one foremost mainspring of the people convened for the business before the state convention of the Republican Party of Texas is to state, debate, and vote on its vitally important party platform planks and

Whereas, this foremost mainspring of the people convened at the state convention of the Republican Party of Texas to do its business is much more vitally important than the customary and, perhaps, traditional speechifications and other falderal that have dragged our conventions on and on prior to our vitally important business sessions and

Whereas, the time allotted and agenda placement for business at the very end of the state conventions of the Republican Party of Texas, when so many delegates and alternates have been worn to a frazzle due to speechifications and other falderal and have departed or are strongly advocating toward departing for long trips home and

Whereas, whether or not this placement of business at the end of state conventions of the Republican Party of Texas is intentional or not, the doing of it thusly has become a suspicious item in the minds of many delegates and alternates gathered to do the often- unfinished or misdirected business of delegations often-become, consequently, under-delegated so

Therefore, let it be a foremost purpose of this 2010 convention of the Republican Party of Texas to deliberate its business before the gathered delegates early, first and foremost on its Saturday agenda, so that this newly aroused people, gathered in convention from the four corners of this great state of Texas, can do that business in full force with energy, zest, and gusto!

May God, Yahweh, Yeshua, Jesus, The Good Lord, The Bright and Morning Star bless.

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