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Texas gubernatorial debate to open to 4 hopefuls

September 28th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Texas gubernatorial debate to open to 4 hopefuls

Unlikely to get a one-on-one exchange between Republican Gov. Rick Perry and Democratic challenger Bill White, the state’s largest newspapers today will invite two minor-party candidates to a planned debate next month.

Last month, the newspapers and Austin television station KLRU invited Perry and White to an Oct. 19 debate at KLRU’s Austin studios. White quickly said he would attend, but Perry has not accepted the invitation and has said he won’t debate White unless the challenger releases some of his tax returns from the 1990s.

The media organizations at first said they would give the stage entirely to one candidate if his opponent refused to participate. But they soon concluded that doing so would allow candidates from the Libertarian and Green parties to demand an equal amount of time — one hour — on television stations that broadcast the one-candidate interview, thus decreasing the chances that anyone would broadcast it.

In an effort to produce some form of a debate, the media organizations, including the American-Statesman, today will issue renewed invitations to Perry and White and will invite Libertarian Kathie Glass and Green Party candidate Deb Shafto. Glass and Shafto will be allowed to participate regardless of whether Perry and White accept.

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Texas gubernatorial debate to open to 4 hopefuls

Deb WHO?? Seriously.

Kathie Glass may not be a household name here in Texas, but she should be.

Yesterday, Sept. 27, 2010, The TexasFred Blog made it’s endorsement for Texas gubernatorial candidate Kathie Glass. That endorsement was not made because Glass is a Libertarian. It was not made because I am a Libertarian, because I am NOT. I endorsed Kathie Glass because she is simply the very best candidate in this race. Bar NONE! The TexasFred Blog endorses Kathie Glass.

I have liked everything I have heard Kathie Glass say, everything I have read about her and last Saturday I had the opportunity to meet her in person, and I am even MORE impressed. She stole the show at the Rowlett TEA Party Candidates Forum.

Former Houston Mayor Bill White was invited to that same event and he did attended.

Mr. White spoke to the TEA Party and all the citizens in attendance, he worked the crowd, he gave a news interview in the lobby of the facility. He represented himself well and his capable staff represented White and themselves in a very professional manner.

Then Mr. White took to the stage where he gave what was described by several candidates as his ‘Uh-Oh, I’m in a crowd of Conservatives’ speech. White sounded like a hard core GOP member in everything he said. I was surprised. I had expected White to stick to a Democratic message but he went full-tilt conservative. He sounded like every RINO in the GOP.

Rick ‘Gov. Goodhair’ Perry was invited too. Perry didn’t attend over his difference of opinion with Bill White regarding what White needed to release regarding his financial reports.

Rick ‘Gov. Goodhair’ Perry is an egotistical ASS and a RINO of the 1st order.

I am certain that Green Party candidate Deb Shafto would have been invited to the Rowlett event if anyone in Rowlett had ever heard of her.

“The better option we still believe would have been Perry-White going head-to-head,” American-Statesman Editor Fred Zipp said. “But this is the next-best thing and, we think, still an important public service.”

The Rowlett event was an important public service too. Perry didn’t attend and I seriously doubt that he will attend the one the American-Statesman is sponsoring.

As I said, Rick Perry is an egotistical ASS.

Rick Perry has been Governor of Texas for 9 years now. He wants another 4 years of being Governor. So, I want to make two statements, each followed by a question for Texas voters;

1. Texas is suffering, at this moment, approximately a $21Billion shortfall in the upcoming budget;

1(a). Don’t you think we’ve had enough of Rick Perry and his brand of Fiscal Responsibility?

2. Rick Perry has been Governor of Texas for 9 years.

2(a). Are our borders secure? Does Texas have a new law on the books similar to AZ HB 1070 that would give officers a tool with which to fight ILLEGALS?

Rick Perry doesn’t care about border security, his actions, or lack thereof, speaks volumes.

Bill White won’t do any better. Let’s be honest, deserved or not, White bears the blame for the City of Houston being looked upon as a sanctuary city.

Sanctuary city is a term given to a city in the United States that follows certain practices that protect illegal immigrants. These practices can be by law (de jure) or they can be by habit (de facto). The term generally applies to cities that do not allow municipal funds or resources to be used to enforce federal immigration laws, usually by not allowing police or municipal employees to inquire about one’s immigration status. The designation has no legal meaning. SOURCE

I have heard some say that Houston isn’t really a sanctuary city. I have heard some say that this isn’t White’s fault. I have to ask, just who is to blame? Is White being wrongly accused of making Houston a sanctuary city? Or of allowing Houston be be thought of as a sanctuary city?

Sanctuary Cities in the USA: SOURCE

I’m not the smartest, most well read or best educated blogger on the ‘net, but if I am reading this map correctly, isn’t that HOUSTON? S.E. Texas? Red dot? Fairly prominent? :?

Rick Perry has done NOTHING to stop the invasion, deport the offenders or secure the borders. Bill White will do even less I am afraid. Deb Shafto? Who knows, maybe she’ll insist that they use only one sheet of toilet paper. A Green Candidate in Texas? Not a chance in hell.

Kathie Glass is none of that. She is a hard as nails TEXAS LADY and she is going to steal this debate if it happens.

And if Rick Perry actually attends and participates, I’ll stop calling him an egotistical ASS in bold, italicized caps.

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4 Responses to “Texas gubernatorial debate to open to 4 hopefuls”

  1. comment number 1 by: WhoBeen

    Kathie has my support… I commented via my blog

    Storm’n Norm’n…taking a look at Texas…and supporting Kathie Glass! Don’t you think everyone should !!!


  2. comment number 2 by: Patrick Sperry

    Some years ago, I told Fred that he was, in fact, a Libertarian. I still stand by that statement. A Philosophical Libertarian, not the barking moonbats like Ron Paul.

    Just read his blog, and do a little research, and you will know what I mean.

    Vote for Mrs. Glass!

  3. comment number 3 by: sueanne

    Don’t you think it would be a fair debate, IF ALL Candidates were invited??? Andy Barron, write in candidate, was not invited!! He paid the same amount of money as the others to be a candidate.. How can it be called a debate , if ALL were not invited???

  4. comment number 4 by: TexasFred

    Sueanne — Andy Barron? Who the hell is Andy Barron?

    A write-in?

    Frankly, NO, I don’t, a write in candidate is a fool, and someone that needs to consider serious politics…

    If you’re polling LESS than 1%, you are wasting time… And apparently, Andy Barron is wasting a hell of a lot of time, I never heard of him…