Stuck on Stupid
"Governor Perry was a major figure in the redistricting effort that the (DeLay) successfully argued," Earle said in his motion. "Because Judge Schraub has donated to Governor Perry, he has disclosed through this free speech that he agrees in principle with Perry's agenda regarding Tom DeLay's redistricting map."
Does everyone now understand what this is really all about? The progressive liberal demoracists no longer have the Great State of Texas by the throat in a death grip. Now Republican voters have become the majority through the ballot box. One of the benefits of being the majority party is that you can call the shots every ten years when the law mandates necessary redistricting based on the census. The progressive liberal demoracists just can't get over being losers.
Judge Schraub (Earle statement above) was not going to be the trial judge. He was going to pick the trial judge. My bet is that Earle is disliked by Judge Schraub because he is weird. Earle did not want to take a chance. No problem for Judge Schraub who quickly recused himself and asked the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court to name the trial judge. Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson is a Republican. Jefferson quickly named semi-retired Judge Pat Priest of San Antonio, Texas as the trial judge.
I think that provided there are no more politically motivated challenges Judge Pat Priest will be a fine no nonsense choice to preside over this trial. He has a reputation for being a sober, fair judge. He has also literally written the book about criminal evidence in Texas courts (Texas Courtroom Criminal Evidence, Judge Pat Priest, ©1998). This is a bad turn of events for Ronnie Earle because I don't believe that he is lawyer enough to argue a case before Judge Pat Priest.