Well, this was somewhat surprising when it arrived in the inbox:
Hey, a Democrat endorsing a Republican, it happens. Heck, Gary Polland endorsed Annise Parker, right? But somehow, I don't think Bill White took money from Mr. Christie.
One other thing that I thought was interesting is that Mr. Christie is a Republican in Harris County. And the Harris County Republican Party is dominated by social conservatives who don't care much if anything about fiscal conservatism. So, check out this part of Mr. White's endorsement letter:
I have not forgotten Jack Christie’s political courage and good judgment when he served as Chair of the State Board of Education in 1995-2000. He pushed back against those in his own party who sought to use textbooks for political purposes. We need more public servants like that.
What Mr. White is saying of course is that Mr. Christie refused to push the reforms that social conservatives eventually pushed through the SBOE. You know, like say, talking about Thomas Jefferson instead of politically correct worldviews? Or, oh, American exceptionalism instead of the white man raping the land?
Now, there are more D's in Houston than there are R's, so Mr. White's endorsement should help Mr. Christie. On the whole. Maybe. Remember, he only lost by a half percent two years ago. But I have to think that some of those HCRP precinct chairs will be none too happy about this.