I just heard that my state rep [Oops! I meant Senator!] Gonzalo Barrientos has decided not to run for the U.S. Congress in the new district they made out of East Austin (and a strip of land headed all the way down to the border, Frost-style). It's just as well, as I think he lacks the gravitas and intelligence for such a high office. And, also, it would have cut into the daily number of hours required for the consumption of alcohol.