Semantics has never really been Pete Sessions' strong suit.
Some of you may remember the 40 Deuces incident last year when a PAC Mr.Sessions belonged to held a fundraiser for him at a Las Vegas burlesque club. A burlesque club owned by a prominent porn star nonetheless. Pete's Defense: It was not really a burlesque style show; just one where women dressed up in 40's style attire and danced on stage for a room full of men and women. (The fact that there were ladies in the audience was somehow supposed to neutralize the offense.)
Well, as rumor has it, Mr.Sessions is once again being vexed by his semantics, or his assistant's perhaps. Allegedly, he was planning to attend Gary Slagel's campaign rally. Once a handful of concerned Richardson residents caught wind of this, they called to express their dismay. But rest assured residents, this is in no way an endorsement, according to Taylor Bledsoe, Congressman Sessions' Chief of Staff. Since this is a bipartisan race, they do not endorse city council candidates. They're just friends, who go way back... hanging out!
Technically speaking, if you were to go to a very publicly promoted rally supporting a particular incumbent, have a big meal on their dole, and then get shuttled over to City Hall to vote for said incumbent that's not really an endorsement...is it? I mean, technically speaking of course.
This concerned voter considers it so.
In all fairness to Mr.Bledsoe, he DID say this was the first their office had heard of this commitment in Sessions' schedule, and he probably wouldn't even be there. But when asked to go on the record stating Mr.Sessions WOULD NOT be in attendance, he declined.
Pete, you're known by the company you keep and Richardson voters will be watching who's company you're in this Sunday.