Tuesday, February 17, 2009

They're Just Hanging Me

Rep. Lon Burnam has filed an impeachment resolution against me, in order to remove me from office.

"It's one thing for a banker to close shop at five o'clock sharp," said Rep. Lon Burnam, the principal author of the resolution. "But a public official who stands between a human being and the death chamber must be held to a higher standard."

If I am ready to go home at 5pm and your execution is scheduled for 6, then my human rights are more important than your "constitutional rights". Justice is where justice goes and I am going home at 5.

Under state House rules if the cowboy charged with stealing a horse was charged with doing that in town, but in fact on the date and time that he apparently stole the horse in town he was on the ranch with eight other cowboys, herdin’ cattle and ropin’ steers… and then he expects that when his day comes to go to court he can bring those eight cowboys to say it wasn’t him ’cause he wasn’t in town he was on the ranch heardin’ cattle, even if he could bring those cowboys into say that, under these rules, it wouldn’t matter.

Up yours Lon! I am very eager to defend myself and my actions and I call on newspaper editorial boards – including the editorial board at the Austin American-Statesman, Houston Chronicle, and the Dallas Morning News to pressure the state House to exclude impeachment of judges in its rules.
Mike Hall of the Texas Monthly should go back to the Austin Chronicle and write about Willie Nelson's Texas tour.