Strayhorn touts poll Houston Chronicle blog May 19, 2006 ...The respondents in the Survey USA were 35 percent Republican and 41 percent Democrat., and the Democrats overwhelmingly disapproved of Perry. The April survey had a poll sample far closer to the Texas electorate: 38 percent GOP, 31 percent Democrat and 30 percent independent.
The bad news for Perry in the Survey USA polls is that he is not doing well among self-identified independents, who tend to be the swing voters in Texas. In the May survey, 58 percent of the independents disapproved of Perry. In April, 53 percent disapproved.... more
Todd J. Gillman:Texans on ethics committee keeping busy Friday, May 19, 2006 ...The new White House press secretary, Tony Snow, has taken command of the briefing room, leaving predecessor Scott McClellan free to lounge, catch up on sleep – and schmooze with Jay Leno.
"I was hanging out at the pool earlier today, getting a workout ... it's really nice to have a life again," he told the Tonight Show host.
It was an especially appropriate venue to reveal the real reason he quit: "I was showing up too much in your monologues," he told Jay.
Still no word on whether he'll help the independent bid for Texas governor by his mom, state Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn. ... more