A par­ti­san me­mo­rial

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: July 4 ar­ti­cle “Re­call­ing a quiet, nofrills gover­nor.”

It would have been classy for the Amer­i­can-States­man to set aside par­ti­san­ship in the me­mo­rial about Dolph Briscoe’s fu­neral, es­pe­cially since the event it­self was de­scribed as re­spect­fully non­par­ti­san.

In­stead, Bob Mann, your cor­re­spon­dent, de­scribed a Demo­cratic ex-gover­nor as “still strik­ingly hand­some” (I’m sure we all re­mem­ber those Mark White pin-up posters from the 1980s) and the cur­rent Repub­li­can gover­nor was de­scribed as “near-tardy,” which seems a highly con­tentious way of say­ing “on time.” dale WeST


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