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Houston Breakthrough 1979-06 - Page 9. June 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/912/show/897.

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(June 1979). Houston Breakthrough 1979-06 - Page 9. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/912/show/897

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1979-06
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date June 1979
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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Transcript liberals and conservatives share views I rate this session a big, fat Fn interviewed by Melanie Mayeaux Billie Carr, Democratic National Committeewoman ^^This legislative session was one of the worst I've seen. I think its accomplishment was to wipe out all of the consumer protection legislation established when Price Daniels Jr. was speaker of the house. It seemed to turn the clock backward in every way possible. "Those of us who had a special interest, or had some interest in legislation that was people-oriented, spent all of our time trying to put out fires, trying to defeat bad legislation. Therefore, we were unable to push anything really good. "The only bright light of the legislature was that some of the bad things didn't get passed thanks to the 'killer bees.' "Bill Hobby is the big loser in this session. I think he came out making lots of enemies, losing friends. And he didn't accomplish what he set out to do. I think he ended up looking like a fool. "That is unfortunate. Everybody tried to warn him and tried to get him off of dead center. He just would not listen. "The real story might be, 'Who was the guiding hand behind Hobby that kept him so hard-nosed?' None of us seem to be able to find that out. He ruined what I think would have been any kind of political career. What was so important to him that he would do that? 4If I've said it once, I've said it a dozen times. "The proposal for the split primary was so blatantly dishonest. It so defeats the whole two-party system. The Republicans weren't for it because it doesn't help build their party. The Democrats weren't for it for the same reason. "Both parties are interested in building their parties with people who really think like the party is basically and traditionally geared. This proposal would have defeated that purpose. "Hobby had nothing to gain. He is not up for election in 1980. If he runs for Governor, he is not going to do it when a Presidential campaign runs. He didn't act for his own personal benefit. "The whole thing was apparently geared to help Connally. Some people think that Ben Barnes was master-minding the whole thing. But when they saw that the bill met with such public disapproval, they began to pull out. I'm not sure that they didn't just leave Hobby hanging high and dry. But he didn't have to hang there! I don't know why he did. "The 'killer bees' did create an excitement. People were for them even if everybody didn't know what they were really doing! Whatever it was, it seemed to be against the establishment, so the public thought it must be a neat thing. That's kinda where public sentiment seems to be these days. "The 'killer bees' left and didn't even take a change of clothes or anything. They hid only five minutes away from the capital. They thought they would be back the next day, that Hobby would come to his senses and not try to enforce the majority rule but stick to the two- thirds agreement which had been adopted at the first of the session. "Well, instead, Hobby said no, he was not going to deal with them—he was going to stick to his guns. "So they had to stay five days! That built up more determination on the 'bees' part, and more public sentiment. The Texas Rangers looked like the bumbling bees that couldn't catch them. The whole thing got to be a real big to-do. "But what that meant in the legislature is that some of the other bills got side-tracked. All of them were bad ones. So, in effect, the 'killer bees' not only stopped the split-primary bill, but also a lot of other bills. "I think what happened to the teachers was nothing but political punishment for having, as a group, supported Hill. I think that Clements' not giving them their raise was blatant punishment for that. "The farmers were mistreated again. The governor had made some commitments to them, which he didn't keep. The farmers went away feeling real put out. "While we averted and aborted some bad things from happening, we can't really claim that a lot of grea+ things happened. "For the common good, it was a flat failure of a session. We were lucky to get out of there without being worse off than we are! "I have always been an advocate of annual sessions. But until we change some faces, I may come out for a program for sessions every 10 years. I really don't think I want those people to go back up there and do anything. I am almost will- HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH JUNE 1979