Trinity Co. Insulted In Ho. Chronicle by Joe Ned Dean

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Kit-N-Boots

Crockett, TX

#1 Aug 4, 2010
Hummmm. Is it just me or should the good people of Trinity County be insulted by the remarks of Joe Ned Dean to Bill White???
He bluntly says that folks in Trinity County have a short attention span due to stupidity and lack of education... and are mostly so backward and unsuccessful that they haven't even had lawn mowers and boats? Don't know him, but he sounds like a typical elitist Democrat... who thinks 'the people' are STUPID and BENEATH him somehow and... are to be MANIPULATED!!!
I know he is one of the good ol' boys around here, but he didn't have to publicly embarrass the people of Trinity County in the Houston newspaper!!! I believe he owes us all an apology!
Please see the article from the Houston Chronicle below.
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Houston Chronicle
July 26, 2010

The wit and wisdom of Joe Ned Dean

Joe Ned Dean not only has the quintessential East Texas moniker, but the Trinity County district attorney and retired district judge has the quintessential country boy's perspective on Democratic Party politics. Dean, 65, with a large head and a broad, expressive face that seems to have been hewed from a hackberry stump, was traveling with Bill White on Saturday and had no compunction about sharing his homespun advice between candidate meet-and-greets in Madisonville, Huntsville, Corrigan and Groveton, Dean's hometown.
After listening to White in Madisonville, Dean offered this assessment: "He looks like Howdy Doody, but he's a smart son-of-a-bitch."
Driving to Corrigan after the Huntsville event, Dean told White he probably ought to make his remarks "a tad shorter in Trinity County." Dean, who won a second term in 2008 by a scant 12 votes -- a nasty divorce cost him some support -- told White that his home county had long had more than its share of high-school dropouts and their attention span might waver a bit if the candidate droned on too long.
He also reminded White to mention Rick Perry's Trans Texas Corridor, still a source of irritation, Dean said, to rural Texans.
"We're gonna do our best to get you 80 percent of the vote in Trinity County," Dean promised.
He noted that Trinity County officeholders are still predominantly Democratic, unlike their counterparts in many other rural East Texas counties. "The people we lost are the people who turned Republican when they got enough money to buy a bass boat and a riding lawnmower," he drawled.
White's East Texas tour took him to 18 East Texas communities last week, and Dean said that every time he sees the candidate he encourages him to keep it up, to make sure that rural Texans get to know the former big-city mayor.
"In this race," he said, "the urban areas, like Houston and Dallas and San Antone and El Paso and Laredo, are gonna go to the Democrats. Most of the suburban areas, like Arlington and Plano and Montgomery County, are gonna vote Republican. And I think the rural areas can very easily make the difference."
http://blogs.chron.com/texaspolitics/archives...

Beemer

Kittanning, PA

#2 Aug 4, 2010
I don't care what he says he is - believe me - he's no real Democrat and as far as describing Dean as elitist- well, it is obvious you don't know him, as you said. He a "socially challenged" good ole boy that has done this county wrong in so many ways.
stick

Crockett, TX

#3 Aug 4, 2010
i bet the standard won't print this.

Since: Jun 10

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#4 Aug 4, 2010
Maybe there is some truth to what he said. After all, he was referring to a crowd of Trinity County democrats, right?(Other than maybe a few strays who are sick of Perry)

Sounds like he was saying that anyone who had enough money to buy a boat was Republican, meaning it's the people with their hand out that vote Democrat.

Just my take on it.
Mephisto

Houston, TX

#5 Aug 4, 2010
When he says: We're gonna gecha 80% of the Trinity County Vote....he is displaying that traditional Dem talent for election fraud and resurection voting. Expect the same thing in November. The Dems know they are burnt toast if they don't steal this one. Maybe even if they do.

Gonna cost more than the traditional $10.00 per wino vote this time. I'm becoming a community organizer. I'm unionizing the wino's and druggies who hang out at Brookshire's. We're holding out for $35.00 per Dem vote this time.

--- Mephisto

Glad to help !
mfc

Whitney, TX

#6 Aug 4, 2010
Mephisto wrote:
When he says: We're gonna gecha 80% of the Trinity County Vote....he is displaying that traditional Dem talent for election fraud and resurection voting. Expect the same thing in November. The Dems know they are burnt toast if they don't steal this one. Maybe even if they do.
Gonna cost more than the traditional $10.00 per wino vote this time. I'm becoming a community organizer. I'm unionizing the wino's and druggies who hang out at Brookshire's. We're holding out for $35.00 per Dem vote this time.
--- Mephisto
Glad to help !
Wow, the water just keeps getting deeper Meph. Better buy a life jacket before it goes totally over your head. I think they have em at China Mart in Huntsville or Crockett.
Old Hippy Gal

Buffalo, TX

#7 Aug 5, 2010
Wow Mephisto if you would help and rally all the people who sell their votes regularly (under the guise of temporary political workers or owed favors for not arresting and charging) raise their fees we might really get a first time ever fair election here! It has not happened in the hundred years Trinity has been incorporated! What a concept, what a dream. Thanks for the ray of hope Mephisto, it is a good early morning thought!
Beemer

Kittanning, PA

#8 Aug 5, 2010
Old Hippy Gal wrote:
Wow Mephisto if you would help and rally all the people who sell their votes regularly (under the guise of temporary political workers or owed favors for not arresting and charging) raise their fees we might really get a first time ever fair election here! It has not happened in the hundred years Trinity has been incorporated! What a concept, what a dream. Thanks for the ray of hope Mephisto, it is a good early morning thought!
The other part is that in order to get good people voted in- they have to run.
snickerbar

Austin, TX

#9 Aug 5, 2010
Seems like Mr Dean kinda put the ol foot in the mouth with his remarks. I guess he doesn't think the people of Trinity County read the Houston Chronicle because they are a bunch of high school dropouts or spent their money on lawnmwers and bass boats. This is the same guy that gives 15 yrs to people that kill their mothers and 20 yrs to child molesters, I guess it's starting to make some kind of sense now. Glad I don't live in that county. I wonder how he classifies me, I've got a riding lawnmower and a old flat bottom boat.
goldenchild

Austin, TX

#10 Aug 5, 2010
Kit-N-Boots wrote:
Hummmm. Is it just me or should the good people of Trinity County be insulted by the remarks of Joe Ned Dean to Bill White???
He bluntly says that folks in Trinity County have a short attention span due to stupidity and lack of education... and are mostly so backward and unsuccessful that they haven't even had lawn mowers and boats? Don't know him, but he sounds like a typical elitist Democrat... who thinks 'the people' are STUPID and BENEATH him somehow and... are to be MANIPULATED!!!
I know he is one of the good ol' boys around here, but he didn't have to publicly embarrass the people of Trinity County in the Houston newspaper!!! I believe he owes us all an apology!
Please see the article from the Houston Chronicle below.
**********
Houston Chronicle
July 26, 2010
The wit and wisdom of Joe Ned Dean
Joe Ned Dean not only has the quintessential East Texas moniker, but the Trinity County district attorney and retired district judge has the quintessential country boy's perspective on Democratic Party politics. Dean, 65, with a large head and a broad, expressive face that seems to have been hewed from a hackberry stump, was traveling with Bill White on Saturday and had no compunction about sharing his homespun advice between candidate meet-and-greets in Madisonville, Huntsville, Corrigan and Groveton, Dean's hometown.
After listening to White in Madisonville, Dean offered this assessment: "He looks like Howdy Doody, but he's a smart son-of-a-bitch."
Driving to Corrigan after the Huntsville event, Dean told White he probably ought to make his remarks "a tad shorter in Trinity County." Dean, who won a second term in 2008 by a scant 12 votes -- a nasty divorce cost him some support -- told White that his home county had long had more than its share of high-school dropouts and their attention span might waver a bit if the candidate droned on too long.
He also reminded White to mention Rick Perry's Trans Texas Corridor, still a source of irritation, Dean said, to rural Texans.
"We're gonna do our best to get you 80 percent of the vote in Trinity County," Dean promised.
He noted that Trinity County officeholders are still predominantly Democratic, unlike their counterparts in many other rural East Texas counties. "The people we lost are the people who turned Republican when they got enough money to buy a bass boat and a riding lawnmower," he drawled.
White's East Texas tour took him to 18 East Texas communities last week, and Dean said that every time he sees the candidate he encourages him to keep it up, to make sure that rural Texans get to know the former big-city mayor.
"In this race," he said, "the urban areas, like Houston and Dallas and San Antone and El Paso and Laredo, are gonna go to the Democrats. Most of the suburban areas, like Arlington and Plano and Montgomery County, are gonna vote Republican. And I think the rural areas can very easily make the difference."
http://blogs.chron.com/texaspolitics/archives...
I wonder who he is going to slam NEXT? He pretty well slapped the whole county this time. We will be waiting to see. Sometimes you wonder about his creditability.
Wile E Peyote

Crockett, TX

#11 Aug 5, 2010
You would think that he might have figured out by now that when you say something in front of a reporter, there's a chance that it might get....well, reported. Self-deprecation is one thing, but to diss your entire constituency???
Info Monger

Crockett, TX

#12 Aug 5, 2010
he should be asked for his resignation or have him thrown out of the office by the state. There is a state association he belongs to and they too would probably say the same. How you can judge people and classify them the way he did and smile to their face? Geez I love our politics! Maybe he wants to run for Lt. Gov in 2 more years and we could possibly see GOB Dean - I meant GOV Joe Ned Dean....LOL

http://www.tdcaa.com/
justthinking

Murray, KY

#13 Aug 5, 2010
There he goes again. A man elected that cant or will not do his job. I had dealings with Mr. Joe Ned Dean, from the moment I talked to him I knew he was not going to do a thing and you know he hasnt. He needs to step aside and let someone who will put crooks behind bars instead of just handing out probatation. Good going Joe Ned you make the people of Trinity County look bad, but those who know you and what you do know that you are the one who is bad and not worth it.
Mephisto

Houston, TX

#14 Aug 5, 2010
MFC.........
Can't speak to the question?
Cat got yer tongue?
No problem...just sling personal attacks.
It's the "Progressive" thing to do.

Personally, I like ol' J.N.D.
I used to love ol' Joe Chandler.
He took care of the "Folks".
But even with the best of intentions, corruption is corruption. The true conservatives play fair and clean. That's why they are feared and hated around these parts. Lots of folks like it just fine the way it is.
MFC

Whitney, TX

#15 Aug 5, 2010
As I've said numerous times....it's sure difficult to respond to such silly accusations pulled out of thin air.
Of course....when you try and present these ludicrous accusations as fact. It's hard to say....."Good boy Meph."

So, you might actually say something other than.....well, the stuff you do.
educated RN

United States

#16 Aug 5, 2010
Boy am I glad I don't live in Trinity County!!! I would hate to have a DA that speaks about his constituents like that, but, "shorten the conversation, they don't understand?????" I think any person who can read and speak will understand that the citizens of Trinity County are being put down, way down. I don't live far from Groveton, but, believe me, if anyone asks me if it is a good town to live in, I will tell them to wait til Joe Ned Dean is WWWAAAYYY out of office. Awaiting your remarks------
Old Hippy Gal

Buffalo, TX

#17 Aug 6, 2010
Well I know JND, although not well. He is a nice man and yes the ultimate good old boy. He certainly lost respect with his boastful, inconsiderate remarks of the good people that Mehpisto mentions above - the conservatives who live in Trinity. They will not forget. We in Trinity have very real problem, the budgets are not managed properly and the law enforcment agencys dont have the monies they need. Yes Beemer you hit it right on the head. Good people have to run. People who know how to handle lots of tax dollars and will seek grants being dished out by Texas to small towns who are trying to better themselves. This problem - unlike the politics in Washington - can be fixed by a few good people who wish to help. Or perpetuated by local good old boys who turn like a pack against anything not in their control.
PesoPedro

Centerville, TX

#18 Aug 6, 2010
JoeNed Deen...love him or leave it!

Good people have tried...nope!
just me

Austin, TX

#19 Aug 6, 2010
That sounds like Joe Ned sort of spinning a fish tale to make his point. He exaggerated some facts and was probably trying to be funny.

Unfortunately, he publicly insulted his constituency in order to offer constructive criticism to Bill White, who is long-winded and honestly pretty boring.

I'll bet it WAS funny at the time, but in print it looks terrible.

(I'm a conservative Republican and I think it's kind of funny, anyway.)
PesoPedro

Centerville, TX

#20 Aug 6, 2010
It's funny JM, it's funny!

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