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October 15, 2010
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When liberal trial lawyer Bill White sits down with the Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith for an interview this afternoon, it will be the second time he has done so during this campaign.
His first Texas Tribune interview, on March 9, 2010, was a disaster.
Evan Smith asked, “Will you commit to this audience that as governor you would not raise taxes?”
Bill White responded, “No, I mean, I won’t.”
Video of this exchange is available online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVtz3s1pliM.
“Voters have a clear choice between Gov. Perry, who opposes new taxes and whose fiscal responsibility has made Texas’ economy the envy of the nation, and Bill White, who refuses to rule out raising taxes and whose ‘unbusinesslike approach’ and overspending left behind a fiscal crisis for his successor as Houston mayor,” said Texans for Rick Perry spokesman Mark Miner.
One day after Bill White’s first Texas Tribune interview, Houston Mayor Annise Parker said, “For years now, we have spent more money than we have taken in. You can't spend more than you earn. It is a very unbusinesslike approach to running things.” (“City's budget woes may mean furloughs, layoffs,” Houston Chronicle, 3/11/10, http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6907348.html)