12:20pm - Local Candidates Interviewed
Kirby Hollingsworth and
Saturday, 1:05pm - Who Was Blogging the Con
Before I'm done I ought to recognize some of the bloggers featured at the convention. It was a diverse and surprisingly interesting group, including Greg Aydt, Chris Catrone, Kevin Price, Ken Emmanuel, Thomas Umstattd, someone from Jawa Report and several bloggers from Lonestar Times. Others whose info I didn't catch also stopped by, including Steve Walker, a Democrat photoblogger who blogged on the Democratic Party convention last week.
Saturday, 1:25pm - A Blogging Pol?
Next up for interviews was west Texas Congressman Mike Conaway, who has only been in Congress for one term, but has established a record as about the most hardline conservative you can possibly imagine on almost every issue. On some issues - like the budget - that's an unqualified good. But on civil rights issues his record is just abyssmal. He's just about paving the way for a future police state. He does have a blog, which is an interesting sign of the times.
Saturday, 1:45pm - State Representative Carl Isett
We got a visit in the interview zone from State Representative Carl Isett who represents Lubbock. He's chair of the very important Sunset Committee which plays a big role in limiting the size of government. It's one of the best ideas in Texas government. He also sponsored a peculiar bill against hunting from public roadways, but he had to leave quickly so we didn't get to ask much about that. He may be back later.