I hate that I have plans for Thursday. I'd much rather be at Eddie Deen's, where the Greater Dallas Republicans have a fundraiser scheduled: "Boot Scootin' With Mayor Tom Leppert." Or, maybe, "Boot Scootin' With Mayor Tom Leppert ... Through the Holidays." Hard to say just what the event's formal title is by the looks of this info. All I know is it costs $75 to get in, it's a cash bar, there'll be a barbecue dinner, and the GDR promises, "We will be providing the instructions on how to do the Boot Scootin dance." I'm sending Jack E. Jett in my stead.