Houston Mayor-elect Annise Parker, center, celebrates her runoff election vicotry at a campaign party Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 in Houston. Parker defeated former city attorney Gene Locke making Houston the largest U.S. city to elect an openly gay mayor. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Rome wasn’t built in a day.  You have to admit, though, it’s a nice start.

Apparently Ms. Parker has her hands full with transportation issues, balancing of a budget (surprise), and finding a new police chief for the City of Houston.  One of the big ticket items on her platform is promoting fiscal responsibility.  If you look at her credentials, she certainly doesn’t seem underqualified for that task.

Maybe while she’s at it, she could look into helping out the Astros figure out how to keep their staff ace, Roy Oswalt, healthy next season.  My fantasy team sure would appreciate it.