I was wondering about this and it comes as no surprise. Texas State Rep. Rick Noriega has postponed his announcement of the genesis of his Exploratory Committee in his heartfelt respect to the passing of Lady Bird Johnson.
Texans have some introspection to pursue this weekend, as we all mourn the passing of a great American and a tremendous Texan. We can all wait to celebrate the continuity of Texas Democratic tradition until next week. For now, we honor Lady Bird Johnson.
Rick Noriega's corrected news release follows:
Noriega Postpones Exploratory Committee Announcement
Upon the Passing of Lady Bird Johnson (1912-2007)
(HOUSTON, TX) -- Representative Rick Noriega issued the following statement this afternoon:
“Melissa and I were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of LadyBird Johnson this afternoon. She represented the best of Texas – larger-than-life, open-hearted, confident, idealistic. Millions of her fellow Americans were touched by her kindness and her warmth. In her calm, positive way, she worked to beautify America and to improve the lives of all its citizens, especially children. Her legacy will survive and enrich Texas and this nation through the ages.”
Out of respect for her passing, Representative Noriega has postponed the announcement of the formation of his U.S. Senate exploratory committee until Monday morning, July 16, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. CDT. The announcement is still scheduled for the Heroes of the Alamo monument near the south steps of the Texas Capitol Building.