One of the great problems with political campaigns is the cost issue. It takes a lot of money to purchase media time and Gerry Birnberg just gave Lloyd Wayne Oliver about a million dollars in free media from multiple sources. A candidate is rarely afforded such an opportunity. The democrats provided the additional bonus of excluding Oliver because he paid Judge Lykos a compliment after the primary election.
Lane Lewis and Gerry Birnberg obviously did not check in with Annise Parker on the concept of overturning elections. Recently, Parker attempted to disenfranchise voters by overturning the red light camera election. Thankfully, the Kubosh family, our local heroes, educated the public on Parker’s misdeeds. Now, they are working on overturning the feeding ordinance, which prevents good people from providing meals to the homeless.
Votes are sacred; so, overturning an election guarantees positive press coverage for the victim. In this case, the victim is Lloyd Wayne Oliver. In May, over 31,000 Harris County residents cast votes for Oliver. Now, Oliver gets to appear on every news station in town and this cycle will be repeated until Election Day. The media has already jumped on the complaint for its complete lack of merit. And, now we have a hearing scheduled for 3pm Tuesday 11th Flr, Federal Ct House, Lee Rosenthal.
This disenfranchisement paints Oliver as the underdog in the upcoming election. And this occurrence simply opens the door to the questionable tactics of the Anderson campaign and the 185th Grand Jury. The democrats thought Lloyd was the drag on their ticket but, wait until the Republicans have to carry Mike Anderson. I can’t wait to hear Chad Dunn’s arguments concerning Lloyd’s nice words for Judge Lykos. The really funny thing is I have watched for years as Dunn has criticized and sued one Republican after another for his allegations of voter disenfranchisement. Yes that Chad Dunn who sued the tax office for removing dead people and felons from the voter roles. Mr. Dunn is about to get a real lesson in disenfranchisement.
On another note, Kevin Fine, Murray’s mentor, has announced his retirement from the District Court bench. Murray received many appointments from Judge Fine and has promised to write about this retirement. Expect a story about addiction and, using Mike Anderson’s terminology, “subhumans.”