Deep In The Heart of Texas

A lot of the serious speculation about Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings’ flirtation with a run for governor in Texas has to do with how welcome Bushies will be back in Texas political circles and whether she can displace other possible candidates. One good barometer on that score will be the selection of the next Texas Commissioner of Education. Former Bush aide and No Child Left Behind hand Sandy Kress and acting commissioner Robert Scott are the top candidates for the job. Kress is a Bush guy and a favorite of many established interests in Texas while Scott is closer to Governor Perry and many newer players there so Texas edusources see the outcome as signal…

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