Student Scourge article, we couldn’t decide which of the quotes we liked best, so we listed some below. Be sure and take note of where the Fort Worth Mayor sends her dollars…
And when you’re done here, read Durango’s take on it. It will make your day.
“His irritation level may have reached the point where he says, ‘If it’s the last thing I do, I will see that you are kicked out of here,’ along with a dose of ‘Do you know who I am?!’ ” said a local developer who requested anonymity for fear of offending Eppstein. “Taking this issue to these extremes seems shortsighted and out of character.”
Even the staunchly pro-development Fort Worth Business Press cringed about that PR contract. Publisher Richard Connor wrote that “Eppstein manages campaigns for political candidates who pay him at least twice — once when they run and again after they get elected. It’s a conflict, but the officeholders are more beholden to Eppstein than they are to you, the voters.”
In recent years, Eppstein’s power appears to have slipped somewhat, particularly in Fort Worth. He no longer represents a majority of city council members. Current Mayor Betsy Price used Dallas’ Allyn Media to help get elected. (Yes, you Betsy lovers that says, gasp – DALLAS!!!)
After Davis won, Eppstein circulated a memo among Austin political leaders explaining how she had “stolen” the election.
After Denton approved the fracking ban, Eppstein blamed college voters.
“I don’t know if he holds as much sway anymore.”