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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bill Moyers on Texas Observer

Recollections of 50 years on the Texas Observer by Bill Moyers back in 2005

Bill Moyers' other Huffington Post postings
It's a little odd to accidentally find this 2005 posting today when Scott McLlellan's new book about his time as George Bush's aide and press secretary (same role as Moyers with LBJ) is immediately in the news. "The View" seemed to enjoy slapping Scott around despite his disturbingly honest assessment of the Bush administration's selling of the Iraqi war. One of the View's potshots dealt with loyalty. It was obvious one of the women was reading from somebody else's tipsheet. As for loyalty, Scott may be an independent sort of fella quite in line with his mother. Carole Keeton (maiden name from father at UT Law School etc) made her way up in Texas politics beginning with the Austin ISD, then Austin mayor, and subsequently to Texas Comptroller from which she, who had become a nominal Republican a few years earlier, ran as an independent for governor against reigning Rick Perry who ultimately won (alsos against independent Kinky Friedman and Democrat Chris Bell) but only by a small plurality. May want to watch Scott.

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