All politicians stink

Posted Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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I hate the gubernatorial campaign Wendy Davis has run. She has gotten terrible advice.

It doesn’t help that a reporter for The Dallas Morning News has decided to make it his goal to sully her reputation as thoroughly as he possibly can, even if it means twisting and contorting a bit.

I just wish that sometime in the last 10 years he had been as diligent in investigating and reporting things like Perry’s windfall profits from the purchase and resale of a lake lot with a state senator and all sorts of interesting characters involved. Why just Davis?

Regardless, his piece does show that being in political office does pay dividends — especially, it seems, for attorneys.

I also found it strange that Victor Vandergriff, the former chair of the NTTA who signed off on hiring Davis’ law firm, now calls it “smelly.”

That smell would appear, in part, to be coming from Victor.

Here’s my quandary: For whom do you vote when no suitable candidate is running? How do you vote when it seems everyone and everything in politics is putting off an odor?

— John T. Johnson III, Arlington

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