Craddick confessed that he had no knowledge of rules of good behavior that were to be followed in posting news releases.
Dunnam was rather miffed that this news release was posted, and asked that it be removed.
Craddick said that he would “look into it”.
That’s pretty funny. “Look into it”. It was Craddick’s own Press Secretary that wrote and posted the news release. It’s gone now, but I made sure that it would be preserved for the life of this blog.
Here is the release by Alexis DeLee, Tom Craddick’s Press Secretary:
STATEMENT REGARDING THE EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE HOUSE
For Immediate Release
Sunday, May 27, 2007
(AUSTIN) - Alexis DeLee issued the following statement regarding the events that took place in the House:
"Once again, some members chose to divert the House away from important matters and instead tried to drag the members into a Speaker's race while we are in session. Speaker Craddick made a promise to the members of the House that he would make sure their bills would be heard so their constituents concerns would be met. This evening a number of bills were put into jeopardy - bills that would protect our water, fund our parks and historical sites, lower electric rates, enhance air quality, and require steroid testing in our public schools. It is his intention to take up and consider these and other pieces of legislation before the session ends tomorrow at midnight."
CONTACTAlexis DeLee at 512-633-2620