In a somewhat surprising admission, Bill White told Evan Smith of The Texas Tribune last week that Texas needs to start collecting taxes on Internet sales. Of course, the only real surprise is that he came out with it before the election.
Shortly after Barack Obama’s election, Bill White sent a personal e-mail to Rahm Emanuel touting his experience working in Washington “during the Ford, Carter, and Clinton Administrations.” We know he had a two-year stint as Bill Clinton’s deputy secretary of energy, but what did he do during the Ford/Carter years that would warrant such a robust resume claim?
At the Texas Farm Bureau convention in July, one rancher arrived at the same conclusion as other Texans, “What input I get from White is he is an Obama supporter, and I do not go along with Obama.”
Bill White was on Austin 590 KLBJ’s The Todd and Don Show last week to allegedly discuss his campaign. Typically, he danced around all the questions, except admitting once again that he wants to keep a gas tax hike on the table.
Once again, Bill White flip-flops on another major issue. After months of throwing his hands in the air, Obama in Boots is now trying to fool voters into thinking he will fight for border security. The liberal Mr. White must be feeling the heat now that Texans statewide are realizing how weak he is on this issue…and every issue.
Bill White is no stranger in Washington. Having served in the Clinton Administration, he was an early entrant in the race that never materialized to replace U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison before deciding to run for governor.
Barack Obama will be back in Texas tomorrow. Once again Bill White, the Democratic nominee for governor, is purposefully avoiding the unpopular president. But this time not only to miss an inconvenient photo-op, Mr. White now takes another swipe at Texans serving in the military.