Bill White's playing of the race card this week, saying Rick wanted African Americans to view him as their "master," should offend any fair minded observer. This is a major gaffe, and while I am not surprised the mainstream media has ignored it so far I am surprised there is not more discussion about it from Rick's side (link). Excerpt follows...
Bill White, flanked by state Rep. Barbara Mallory Caraway and Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway, took on Gov. Rick Perry in saying, 'We need a governor who's a servant, as opposed to Rick Perry, who wants to be treated as master.' " style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; cursor: pointer; ">
I think the news here is still that Bill White told a group of black people that Rick wanted them to treat Rick as master. That is one of the very worst uses of the race card I have ever seen at any level in politics, and Bill White needs to be held accountable for it.
"Master?" To a group of black people? Really? In 2010? Bill White should apologize for using such an outrageous and obviously inflammatory racially tinged term.