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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Texas, I Blog for Your Children

The Texas state senate approved a two-year budget over the weekend. Thanks to the senate's weepy speaker pro tempore, the real winners in the process were the children.
While a group of lawmakers angry about the so-called pork were lobbying their colleagues to vote against the budget, Speaker Pro Tempore Sylvester Turner made a tear-filled plea.

"You can criticize the budget all day long but if 127,000 kids who are uninsured today get insurance from this budget, I'll proudly vote for it and I'll proudly defend it," Turner shouted as tears streamed down his face. "I'll fight with everything I have ... I will vote for this budget not for the speaker, not for a special session ... I will do it for the children."
My god. That's so (sniffle) beautiful. Grab a hanky before you read more here. More Turner-related Texas legislative tearjerking here.