Too Many Cooks In The Kitchen

Liberal Bill White holds fake town hall featuring planted question by Democratic consultant
For Immediate Distribution:
News Release
July 13, 2010
Texans for Rick Perry: (512) 478-3276
Mark Miner: markminer@rickperry.org
Catherine Frazier: catherinefrazier@rickperry.org

In a pathetic attempt to draw attention to his abysmal campaign, Bill White held a sparsely attended online “town hall” on Monday where the liberal trial lawyer bored dozens of viewers and answered a planted question from a Democratic consultant.

The Texas Tribune said of the event: A “Mr. Cook”, a.k.a. Democratic consultant Harold Cook, tweeted a question asking if White would live in a rental mansion like Perry. (SOURCE: “Kirk Watson Holds Online Town Hall With Bill White,” Texas Tribune, 7/12/10, http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/2010-texas-governors-race/kir...)

“Realizing his limited audience was either falling asleep or not interested in the lack of substance, Bill White called on a known Democrat consultant to try to save the day during a town hall last night,” said Texans for Rick Perry spokesman Mark Miner. “Liberal Bill most likely learned this fake question routine from his good buddy, President Obama, who is known for answering planted questions during his press conferences. Bill White continues his campaign about nothing and once again failed to offer any ideas of substance during last night’s town hall.”

In 2009, the Washington Post reported on President Obama answering planted questions at a White House press conference. (SOURCE: “Stay Tuned for More of 'The Obama Show,’” Washington Post, 6/24/09, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/23/AR200906...)

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