Republican Michael Williams resigned from the Texas Railroad Commission today, and is talking about the race to replace Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), who is not seeking another term when her current one expires in 2012. The Texas Tribune interviewed Williams this morning, and they were kind enough to allow a few bloggers in to take part in the interview and speak with Commissioner Williams.
PJTV asked Williams about the campaign, and about Texas’ battle to defend its effective air quality program from the Obama Environmental Protection Agency’s power grab. With China’s premiere in the US this week, we also asked Williams about his recent trip to China. According to Michael Williams, and contrary to what NASA’s James Hansen and the NYT’s Tom Friedman seem to think, China is actually behind the times when it comes to re-purposing CO2 while Texas is leading the way. They need to get up to speed. Kim Chambers conducted PJTV’s interview.
Both Williams and one of his GOP primary competitors went to bloggers and alternative media to get their message out first today before going to the mainstream media. Smart move. Other candidates should follow their example, as well as that of Gov. Perry, who is blogging here at the Tatler.