The Battle of the Century: Leppert vs. Oakley!!!
Our Man Downtown's about to become Our Man at Gilley's, as Matt Pulle's on his way to Tom Leppert Party-Down HQ to wrangle a few quotes from the top vote-getter (thus far, but who's kidding whom?) in today's mayoral election. So, it's damned near a done deal: Tom Leppert and Ed Oakley will square off in the runoff, and, finally, the mayoral election has the necessary juice to get yer juices flowing. We should hope, at least.
Already at Dallas' Only Daily, Scott Park is wondering if Oakley's possible ascension to the center square means Dallas is "the next San Francisco," after the recent victories of Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez and Dallas County Judge Jim Foster. (If so, does that mean we get the Golden State Warriors in a trade? Just wondering.) And Leppert's slam-dunk tonight does prove two things: You don't need to live here too long to win here, and the Citizens Council ain't dead yet. Oh, and get your TollTags ready for that high-speed Trinity toll road. --Robert Wilonsky