Seeing as how I’ve been too busy to post, this might be a good time to mention that with the end of the legislative session will also come an emergence of Governor Rick Perry’s power, relative to that of legislators. Even though Texas is almost undoubtedly heading into a special session*, the Governor controls the agenda then, not legislators.
Believe what you want about Perry, but unlike other governors, at least he hasn’t gutted a freshly slaughtered seal, pulled out its raw heart, and eaten it. Yet.
*kind of interesting how I slipped that in there without explanation, ain’t it?