For some reason I find myself the daily recipient of e-mails from one Bobby Eberle, the Pearland resident best known for having created the Talon News Web site that employed fake journalist and real gay prostitute Jeff "Gannon" Guckert. As you may recall, Gannon was outed last year (henh) after President Bush called on him at a January 26, 2005, press conference during which the Talon News correspondant asked the infamous question that concluded, "How are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?" Guckert has now faded into obscurity, a forgotten punch line, but Eberle will not go away: He's still running GOPUSA, the right-wing "news organization" with which Talon was affiliated, and he's running for Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. If this story's any indication of how popular Eberle is with Texas Republican, well, best o' luck to ya, Bobby:
"Several local Republican elected officials did not return phone calls regarding Eberle.
'I'm not going to comment because I don't know him, and nobody here does,' said Sherry Sylvester, a spokeswoman for the Republican Party of Texas, when asked about Eberle."
Eberle's candidacy is sure to be a hot topic this weekend (or not...), when many county GOP groups meet to elect delegates to the 2006 Republican Party of Texas State Convention, which takes place June 2-3 in San Antonio.
And, please, Bobby, I just have one more thing to add: Unsubscribe. --Robert Wilonsky
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