Sheila Jackson Lee is not going to stop her effort to honor entertainer Michael Jackson with a Congressional resolution.
The congresswoman from Houston even compared the effort, which may take years to accomplish, with the long battle to honor murdered civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a federal holiday.
She tells all this to Bennett Roth, a former Houston Chronicle reporter now writing for Congressional Quarterly.
In Roth's story, Lee agrees with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to shelf the JackO resolution, then goes on the blame JackO resolution opponents who would "make hay" over it (ie., Republicans.)
Of course, Lee's motives in presenting the resolution wouldn't have a smidge of political motivation attached to it, would it?
Maybe her fortitude in pressing on with the JackO resolution will be well-received in her 18th Congressional District, but in an ongoing poll hosted by the Houston Chronicle's Texas on the Potomoc blog, 88 percent of the respondents say they're opposed to it.
Maybe Lee miscalculated.