Texas belongs to no special interest group, no special political credo, no special individual. It belongs to all Texans.
And the job of our elected officials in Austin is not to divide us with partisan politics, but to bring all Texans together to get things done.
But in Austin these days, our Governor and many of our leaders seem more interested in scoring political points, pointing fingers and assigning blame than in fixing our problems.
Read Carole Keeton Strayhorn's
January 2, 2006 Announcement Speech.