Friday, May 14, 2010

Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway "just does not understand or get the concept of the rule of law"

A compelling takedown of both a politician and the Dallas Morning News from Jim Schutze. Of course.

It starts with "Dwaine Caraway pressuring the Dallas Police department to lay off a gambling house where Caraway and his father play poker" -- remember Caraway is the man who gave us the Pull Em Up billboards -- and ends the way all Dallas stories end, with funny legal maneuvers and odd public posturing "against a backdrop of land speculation in the area by the likes of Dallas Very Very Rich Person Mark Cuban." It's always a land deal.

Once upon a time, there was another guy with a big parcel of land. His name was H Ross Perot Jr and he called his pile of dirt Victory Park. Even though old Reunion Arena was a great venue for fans, it had to die so that Perot could get a new arena with a huge developer's deal and sell his newly more-valuable majority stake to Mark Cuban. That turned out so well for the city, huh? And for the men too!

O, our selfless, visionary civic leaders!

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