(Houstonian has the right background for service on Texas Railroad Commission, The Apple Dumpling Gang, ChronBlog)
Weems, the son of a petroleum engineer, would bring both legal and petroleum engineering experience to the position. He would also bring dynamism and enthusiasm that does not appear to be matched by his Republican opponent.
Weems, a name partner in a small Houston firm, has been recognized as a "superlawyer" in the energy field. A University of Texas graduate in petroleum engineering
Now, let's take a look at Weems campaign website...
Jeff attended Rice University and graduated with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983 with a B.B.A. in Petroleum Land Management.For those of you not paying attention, a B.B.A. is a Bachelors of Business Administration.
In other words....Weems trained as a Land Man, NOT an engineer. His B.B.A. has more in common with an accounting degree than it does an engineering degree.
Since their substantive argument is moot (unless you think being the SON of an engineer makes him experienced in engineer), what this endorsement really boils down to is this: "Weems is a Democrat, and we like him better because of that."
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....The Republican candidate is well...let's just say he's going to be on the ballot. (If you can't say anything nice.....) It'd be nice if the Apple Dumpling Gang would just go ahead and admit. Getting it wrong like this is just embarrassing them further, especially after these snafus.
You would think the editorial board of Houston's largest blog would have a basic understanding of the #1 industry in the region. You would be wrong.