Friday, August 6, 2010

Bill White is the real part time slacker...

Bill White's "part time Perry" attack is so flimsy it is hardly worth mentioning, but because they are putting resources behind an entire attack web site it warrants mentioning that Bill White is a raging hypocrite (link). Excerpt follows...
Pop quiz: Which elected official's spokesman argued that their workload "may not be evident through a simple review of listings on a calendar?"

[SNIP]

the actual words in question come from a spokesman for White, the guy currently knocking Perry's schedule, when questioned by the Houston Chronicle in August 2009 if White's run for Senate was cutting into his ability to serve as mayor.

Here is an excerpt of an e-mail by White's mayoral spokesman Frank Michel published by the Chronicle nearly one year ago:

He is always on call and is frequently asked to deal with issues on nights, weekends, etc. His frequent string of e-mails, phone calls, memos, etc. to city staff, even when he is traveling outside the city, may not be evident through a simple review of listings on a calendar, but almost any director or senior staff member can attest that mayor remains highly active managing city business in this way. Just because a mayor may not be physically present in City Hall at any given moment does not mean he or she is not engaged in some city matters.

This line of defense sounds awfully familiar to the Perry camp. "It is completely hypocritical for Bill White to be making the attacks he is when he himself has admitted that a public official’s workload cannot be completely determined by what’s on a calendar," says Perry spokeswoman Catherine Frazier.

AW SNAP!!!

Here is the real question...

Bill White was elected mayor... then started serving on the board of BJ Services... being paid between 2 and 3 million dollars while he was mayor... 2.6 million is the number usually used in the press...

How did he have time to start a new job at a company after he became mayor and earn 2.6 million dollars from them... what possibly could he have been doing during that time to earn 2.6 million dollars?

If I did business with BJ Services or invested in them I would be asking that question. It doesn't seem like good business unless Bill White was offering something for all of that money... pulling strings behind the scenes... giving the green light for questionable practices... helping to smooth over regulators and inspectors who had questions about their procedures...

Isn't Bill White a self proclaimed workaholic? Was he working to pull strings for BTEC, BJ Services, Frontera, Wedge Group, and all the other businesses he was involved with, or was he working for the people of Houston? It seems to me that Bill White not only is hypocritical in terms of throwing stones while living in a glass house on official schedules not reflecting the real work load... he may have been engaged in some shady dealings during all of those hours he was allegedly working hard...

As for Rick...
He is always on call and is frequently asked to deal with issues on nights, weekends, etc. His frequent string of e-mails, phone calls, memos, etc. to state staff, even when he is traveling outside the state, may not be evident through a simple review of listings on a calendar, but almost any director or senior staff member can attest that the governor remains highly active managing state business in this way. Just because a governor may not be physically present in the Capitol at any given moment does not mean he or she is not engaged in some state matters.
See what I did there?

Bill White is a joke. His attacks are just awful rehashes of attacks we have all seen and heard against Rick for years from all directions...

1 comment:

  1. A joke is right. A really unfunny joke.

    ReplyDelete

Hey now, campaign characters. Be nice. I know a lot of you on both sides, so I don't want any overly foul language, personal attacks on anyone other than the candidates themselves, or other party fouls. I will moderate the heck out of you if you start breaking the bounds of civility.