Nov 15, 2010

This History Lesson that Philip Missed

Philip R. Klein wrote this tripe in his latest article on the Southeast Texas Political Review:
And so it is written - and so it is done. History will take place today, November 15, 2010. Shane Howard will be sworn into office as Tax Assessor Collector. And with that - history will have been made in Southeast Texas. Jefferson County now has a county wide elected official in the courthouse.
Factcheck: Jefferson County has had "countywide elected officials in the courthouse" since 1836 and the first election as one of the original counties in the Republic of Texas. 

If Klein meant a Republican countywide official, that's happened before, too, but not since Jefferson County Judge W.A. Cushman won election in 1876. Do your own research and leave a comment if I missed someone.

Philip issued this thinly-veiled threat to Shane Howard:
Well - not anymore. Welcome to the Tea Party Mr. Howard as you swear in today. Enjoy your day - them remember why we all put you there. And it was not to spend our money - we want smaller government and less taxes. And tell your new found friends in the courthouse the message - or expect some changes.
Klein is confused about the duties of a county tax assessor collector who collects money.  The county commissioners spend it through the county budget.

I have my own advice for Shane Howard and all county officials: avoid Philip R. Klein and the lunatic fringe, please. I suspect most of us want the most efficient government at the best price possible.

9 comments :

Lindsey said...

Is the Tax Assessor a member of Congress, as PRK stated? I mean, I understand he's now a member of a governing body, but Congress? According to TITLE 2 > CHAPTER 26 > § 1602, point 12, a Member of Congress is defined as a Senator or Representative....

Perhaps I'm too young and immature to fully grasp the importance of Mr. Howard's position in Congress...

Anonymous said...

Lindsey, you're not too young or immature, you just read something a moron wrote.

Gus Pillsbury said...

Great catch! I missed that one:

As members of congress - Howard will begin his reelection campaign today. He must file for office again one year from today for the primary for 2012.

And what's this gibberish about beginning his reelection campaign today, even though he's not required to file for a year?

Anonymous said...

It would take an army to keep up with Klein's b.s.

Anonymous said...

Gus, I though you knew...Klein learned Texas history in New Jersey.

Anonymous said...

Boy, that went right over your heads. Klien just leaked that Shane Howard will run Ted Poe in 2012 for US Rep.

Lindsey said...

Really? The whole "as a member of Congress" part is kinda what struck me... I didn't see anything about RUNNING for Congress. Perhaps you should brush up on your reading comprehension skills.

Moron.

Anonymous said...

Ya'll need to give Klein some credit. At least he spelled Shane Howard right.

Anonymous said...

"Philip R. Klein wrote this tripe"

LOVE IT!!! ROFL!