Please consider the liberal source (Austin American-Statesman Editorial Board), but they actually do make some good points about Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and his missteps (excerpts from editorial posted below). He has taken a bit of an interest in the CSCOPE debacle, but he has been “late to the game.” He has not actually led in the anti-CSCOPE efforts except to “pound his chest” and issue a few general press releases.
On the other hand, Sen. Dan Patrick (who is also running for Lt. Gov.) has led by conducting an amazing public hearing on Jan. 30, 2013 in which he laid out the many troubling facts behind the creation of CSCOPE and the corporation that owns it. Sen. Patrick did this at a time when he knew he would take a beating from the ESC’s and the education establishment who supported CSCOPE and its lucrative assets.