I know there's a lot going on right now, but I have Christmas to tend to and when you have a child, or children, it becomes one hell of a task. My hat is off to all of you mother and fathers who have been doing this for years! All tips and tricks for navigating the holidays with a little are welcome.
I knew about the Dan Haggerty stuff a long time ago. I know even more than what has come out. Many people have come to me with the stuff Haggerty has done in the past and my response has always been the same - call the FBI and tell them. Maybe they did, maybe they didn't.
When I ran against Haggerty in 2010 I ran a clean race. I didn't go negative because I wanted to win in the spirit that I was the best candidate with the best ideas, not the guy who was the alternative to the deadbeat. There is no personal honor in being the lesser of two evils.
A lot of people made a lot of fun of me for getting next to zero votes in that republican primary. It was quite funny to see me do so badly and it made for lots of joy for those who had been in my gun sites in the past. I failed miserably - the most embarrassing moment of my entire life... but - a real big BUT - I knew this day would come for Haggerty. I knew that no matter what I wouldn't be listed in the text of federal indictments and that he would be. I may have not received your vote (or anyone else's), but my name is clean and clear and his is not. All the people who voted for Haggerty must wear all of his alleged misdeeds around their necks. They can not complain about corruption because they had a chance to vote for an alternative and chose not to.
The five or six people who voted for me (my mom, dad, wife, cousin and two people who got confused and marked the wrong spot) can hold their head up high knowing they didn't support the guy who would do what Haggerty has been accused of doing.
I sleep well at night. I always will.
The study of the City's economic development efforts is very interesting. I'm reading the report (don't rely on the El Paso Times to tell you what's in it, they've been told what to say and how to say it by outside sources) and making notes.
When I get back I'll have some words on the subject. I think there are things you need to know and I think you'll be surprised at how all of this works.
I was surprised the professor didn't just write "get rid of the corrupt city council members, the anti-business city council members and replace them with fiscal conservatives." That's pretty much how you solve the problems of economic development in El Paso.
There was something else... I forget - anywho... I'll see you guys in a week or so.
Oh yeah - send Tamales!!!! Never thought I'd miss something so much in my life, but I miss Tamales.