For my friend and neighbor Suzette Watkins, who tried valiantly to unseat Kathleen Hicks in yesterday's Fort Worth City Council election:
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man (or woman) stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
A few predictions:
The potholes will continue to multiply.
East Fort Worth will continue to decline.
District 8 will continue to be in last place in every category except mail-in ballots.
We have the government we deserve.