Apparently the only thing scarier to Bill White than commonsense fiscal policy, is a visit to Texas by his party’s president, Barack Obama. When Mr. Obama visits Texas on Monday, Bill White will be nowhere close: he has mastered the art of “duck and cover.”

From the moment the president’s Texas trip was announced, Mr. White’s campaign has said he is just too busy to be seen anywhere near Obama. Translation: they don’t want ANY pictures of their boy with Mr. Obama.

With Mr. White losing by eight or more points in the polls, and Mr. Obama’s approval ratings dropping faster than a brick, it’s no wonder the Democrat doesn’t want the additional negative weight.

In fact, just about the only person who has said he’d be willing to meet with the president is Gov. Rick Perry — who wants to school the Chicago liberal on the error of his ways.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."