"By working together, we can have schools that are second to none."
"We can work together."
"I am running for mayor...to bring leadership to our city so we can truly begin to work together.
And my personal favorite:
"Working together works...it produces good results."
Like just about every candidate running for office, Griffith stressed education themes without leaving the world of vague promises: "Just like my colleague Dr. Michael Hinojosa, I want Dallas to have the finest urban school system in America."
Known for being a pro-business council member who is not particularly fond of Mayor Miller, Griffith also plugged the new Trinity River bridges claiming (naively, I think) they are an important catalyst for development. I don't think he picked up on the contradiction of emphasizing the importance of education while touting cosmetic pork projects, but campaign speeches are more about poetry than prose anyway. If only the poetry weren't so dull. --Matt Pulle