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Adios for Morales
El Paso Times ^ | Saturday, October 12, 2002 | Gary Scharrer

Posted on 10/12/2002 9:58:46 AM PDT by FITZ

George Rodriguez, a former El Paso County attorney and longtime friend of Dan Morales, was not surprised earlier this week when Morales, a Democrat, endorsed the Republican Perry. "That's Dan Morales at his best. That's him. He's an unorthodox person," says Rodriguez, who was Morales' go-to guy in El Paso 12 years ago when Morales ran for attorney general. He served two terms before retiring.

Earlier this year Morales decided to challenge Perry. But Sanchez defeated Morales in the Democratic primary. It was a bruising match. Most politicians probably would've stayed neutral if they couldn't stomach their party's nominee.

"Any other politician would have, but Dan Morales is no other politician," Rodriguez says.

Don't look for Morales to ever again run as a Democrat. "I think he knows that," Rodriguez says.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: governorrace; morales; sanchez; texas
Interesting what happens when a Democrat tries to be an honest man.
1 posted on 10/12/2002 9:58:46 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: MeeknMing
Maybe there's a new Republican for Texas.
2 posted on 10/12/2002 10:20:09 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: FITZ
We Texans have the most sterling democrats-in-name-only such as Bob Bullock and John Sharp.

Hell, I think Sam Houston claimed democrat.

3 posted on 10/12/2002 10:25:44 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: txculprit
"Any other politician would have, but Dan Morales is no other politician," Rodriguez says.

I became quite impressed with Morales in his run against Sanchez and I was wishing he was a Republican. Some wishes come true.

4 posted on 10/12/2002 10:32:40 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: FITZ; Squantos; GeronL; Billie; Slyfox; San Jacinto; SpookBrat; COB1; DainBramage; Dallas; ...
Adios for Morales

Interesting, short article.....



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5 posted on 10/12/2002 10:33:08 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: FITZ
I don't think Morales is an honest man. He diverted millions of dollars of tobacco settlement money to his supporters.
6 posted on 10/12/2002 10:35:40 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
Wasn't he the AG that signed off on the monies to the 'Tobacco Five' ?
7 posted on 10/12/2002 10:46:44 AM PDT by deport
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To: Dog Gone
He wasn't honest about that --but he seemed honest debating Sanchez and wasn't willing to cause ethnic divisions just to get votes. That was the part that impressed me about him.
8 posted on 10/12/2002 10:49:33 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: deport
Yeah, but he also beat the shi*t out of ... Gerber? for fixing prices on infant formula.

Not a bad showing for a D.

9 posted on 10/12/2002 10:51:16 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Dog Gone
Plus he came out and supported Perry. Kind of amazing for a democrat ---and he knows full well his party will oust him.
10 posted on 10/12/2002 10:51:34 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: FITZ
And didn't he bust the Texas school-lunch milk cartel, as well?

(Y'all excuse us Texans. We probably gush too much over a politician with cajones, only because they're so rare around here.)

You know, Ann Richards was about 90% dem-in-name-only, too.

11 posted on 10/12/2002 10:59:00 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: txculprit
We probably gush too much over a politician with cajones

Yeah that's what it is ----not so much honesty but cajones. Rare to find in politicians.

12 posted on 10/12/2002 11:08:09 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: txculprit
You know, Ann Richards was about 90% dem-in-name-only, too.

Well, she was 100% a$$hole, in-my-book!

13 posted on 10/12/2002 1:48:22 PM PDT by lonestar
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To: MeeknMing
Oh I thought it was a typo. Adios for Morals would have been a good title for Caption Kirk.
14 posted on 10/12/2002 1:58:58 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Instead of "Adios Morales" we should say.

"Bienvenidos a Partido Republico de Texas"
15 posted on 10/12/2002 3:34:47 PM PDT by cpdiii
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
LOL !
16 posted on 10/12/2002 4:33:41 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: txculprit
Ann Richards was a blue haired witch

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17 posted on 10/12/2002 6:47:54 PM PDT by P7M13
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To: P7M13
Yeah, well, at least she was a funny, drunk, effective blue-haired witch.

She's addled now, sadly...

18 posted on 10/12/2002 8:48:48 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txculprit
txculprit signed up 2002-02-04

At least you are accurate in your handle. :)

Anyone that claims Ann Richards and John Sharp are conservative Democrats must be smoking their breakfast.
19 posted on 10/13/2002 9:27:15 PM PDT by anymouse
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To: Dog Gone
I'm with you.

Morales is an opportunistic sleaze.
20 posted on 10/13/2002 9:30:32 PM PDT by LurkerNoMore!
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To: txculprit
You know, Ann Richards was about 90% dem-in-name-only, too.

Only if you're distinguishing her 90% Socialist Party platform as being different from the Democrat Party platform (which it ain't). She is about as hard-boiled yellow-dog democrat as they come.

21 posted on 10/14/2002 12:02:11 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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