Wednesday, March 26, 2008

David Dewhurst in south suburban Dallas

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst spoke at the Best Southwest Chamber of Commerce luncheon today.

Brief notes:
• He’s OK with RealID, with or without the feds picking up the funding slack. Says it’s a national security issue; apparently unworried about civil liberties issues.
• Called our healthcare system “great,” although he added that we could learn more from Euro countries with more of a focus on preventative healthcare.
• Said the Texas Senate passes most things “nearly unanimously,” while ignoring his attempt to pass a biased voter ID bill, his part in the mid-decade redistricting, and his attempt to suspend state senate cloture rules.
• Only once, and mildly and indirectly, threw Speaker Tom Craddick under the bus.

Other than that, he comes off as an island of relative Republican sanity compared to Rick Perry.