At last Thursday's TribLive conversation, the authors of Texas Monthly's biennial Best and Worst Legislators story, senior executive editor Paul Burka and senior editor Nate Blakeslee, defended their 2011 picks. We touched on, among other things, why no Democrats appeared on the Worst list, why state Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, was a Worst, why state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, made neither list and how Speaker Joe Straus fared this session.

Four extended clips from the interview are attached below. Full audio can be found here; full video can be found here.

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