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Sen. Kirk Watson

For the first anniversary celebration of Girlstart (a nonprofit technology center for school-age girls) this spring, organizers devised a pretty great promotion: Have costumed Powerpuff Girls make an appearance, courtesy of Time Warner. But, as any "PPG" devotee knows, it would be silly if Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles showed up without their sponsor, the Mayor of Townsville. So, resplendent in a purple suit, a top hat, and a fake white mustache that wouldn't quite stay on, Hizzonor, Kirk Watson, cheerfully rose to the occasion, officially congratulating Girlstart and jokingly naming Austin "Townsville for a Day." Which proves, if nothing else, Watson is a good sport. He'll need that sense of humor in his future endeavors, as he pursues the Sisyphean task of keeping Texas safe for Democrats.

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