| In the wake of rumors that John Cornyn will be appointed as Attorney General, Cornyn announced his finance team.
The 2008 re-election campaign will be head by ultra-conservative, anti-tax at all cost, John Nau. Nau is currently the director of the Texas Historic Commission (who has a bill on the floor this week that is holding parks hostage). Nau is also a director of the Leininger funded Texas Public Policy Foundation.
In other words, he makes Grover Norquist look rational. Ok, that's not possible, but you get the point.
Speaking of Norquist, TPJ points out that Nau and Norquist helped DeLay launch the K Street project. Good choice Cornyn. Good. Choice.
According to QR, the other co-chairs include:
Major finance co-chairs include Bob Rowling in Dallas, Kit Moncrief in Ft. Worth, John Schweitzer in Austin, Ned Holmes in Houston, John Steen in San Antonio, Herb Wade in Central Texas, Bill Harley, Gaylord Hughey and Whit Riter in East Texas, Sam Susser on the Gulf Coast, Granger MacDonald in the Hill Country, Clyde Seibman in North Texas, Four Price in the Panhandle, Nick Serafy in South Texas, and Robert Brown in El Paso.
We will obviously look into the rest of these individuals, but the old saying is, "the character of a man can be determined by the quality of the friends he keeps."
Leininger, DeLay, Norquist, Nau, Bush, Gonzales... out of touch? Yes.