Skip to comments.(Houston Mayor Bill) White announces (Texas US) Senate campaign via Web video
Posted on 12/16/2008 4:29:39 PM PST by weegee
Houston Mayor Bill White used a Web video to announce his plan to run for U.S. Senate today....
He cites turbulent economic times, a rising federal deficit and high unemployment rates in the video, saying "this may be an opportunity for our nation to do things it has only dreamed of before..."
White previously worked as deputy secretary in the U.S. Department of Energy under President Clinton and as chief executive of the Wedge Group, a Houston-based holding company with interests in oil-field services, engineering and real estate.
In comments today, he also highlighted signature domestic issues such as health care and education.
"Right now a lot of our issues in Texas, and in the city of Houston for that matter, involve federal issues, like how do we deal with uninsured people who have healthcare needs," the mayor said. "Weve been dealing with UTMB for the past couple of weeks and essentially it has to do with a broken federal health care system. Higher education throughout the country is suffering because states dont have enough revenue to finance all of the scholarships they need. I think I can make a contribution."
White also mentioned his experience with federal bureaucracies from taking the city through Hurricane Ike: "We have citizens right now who cant get FEMA reimbursement for roofs that were blown off, you know, months ago. I think I can have an impact on that based on what Ive learned..."
He also talks about his record as mayor, citing his administration's work on cleaner air and cutting property taxes.
"If you are from the Houston area, judge me by my record, what you've seen, my hard work and how you evaluate things that have changed since I've been mayor," White says...
(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
And PS, how many of our city's "uninsured" are illegal immigrants, Bill?
Our state deserves better than Rick Perry, Kay Bailey, Chris Bell, and Bill White.
What’s Leepy Brown doing. (JUST KIDDING!!!)
I won’t be voting for him. That Michael Williams sounds like our kind of guy. The one that heads the Railroad Commission.
And no Hutchenson for Gov.
“Our state deserves better than Rick Perry, Kay Bailey, Chris Bell, and Bill White.”
Yes it does. Good thing that Michael Williams also announced he’s running for the Senate:
Damn; I've been doing misspellings in my address. ;-)
(I pray Bill White does NOT get near that seat!)
I thought he was going to run for governor against Perry. He is expecting to get into a special election runoff for the KBH seat in 2009. People in Houston really believe in him!
Ah, Houston. The same city that elected David Dinkins’ police cheif Lee “Get Out of Town” Brown Mayor (after he was almost lynched by normally liberal New Yorkers for his incompetance), and that invited the Katrinamals into their city out of a sense of “christian duty” (how’s that working out for you!).
Ah, Houston. The same city that elected David Dinkins’ police chief Lee “Get Out of Town” Brown Mayor (after he was almost lynched by normally liberal New Yorkers for his incompetance), and that invited the Katrinamals into their city out of a sense of “christian duty” (how’s that working out for you!).
Mayor White is choosing the Senate too.
Chris Bell and Bill White are particularly nasty ****s because they are politicians who HAVE to hold some office, regardless of the scope.
Chris Bell has failed in runs for mayor, federal congress, governor, and possibly now state congress again. And he’s the lame duck who filed the partisan witchhunt investigation on Tom DeLay (which has netted no victory other than to get DeLay out of office, even the prosecutor has retired without taking the case to court).
Mayor Bob-White has run this town for the downtown business establishment (Billions looted) and now he’s up for leaving town again for DC.
“. Wonder who they’ll select as the next mayor. “
Won’t need one. White will lose the election.
Anyone with balls would attack Mayor White on inviting the Katrinamals into Houston.
What in Sam Mouston is this guy talking about? /s
He’s a Katrina “victim” loving, cash giver, free rent giver, ass-bag!
Bill White was the one who opened the city’s doors to the Katrina evacuees and even supported busing them to/from NOLA to vote. He challenged those who held contracts for the facilities at the George R. Brown to sue the city (we pay, not Bill) for losing the convention center space they’d rented and contracted for.
They flooded the roads in deep panic and a clusterf*** that was not even ADDRESSED until 12 hours into the matter (gridlock was not discussed until sunrise) followed by the advice to “shelter in place” when we got a direct hit by a hurricane and no power for 3 weeks.
Some people in Pompeii tried to hunker down too and that didn’t work so well for them.
As we “get off of gasoline” we won’t be able to drive our cars for WEEKS when there is no power to charge them back up again.
White’s solution was to beg the government for more money for the police, but then if we had just taken police OFF of traffic ticket duty and put them ON crime watch and prosecution for carjacking, it might have taken care of itself.
The police don’t want legal adults carrying guns in cars but we hear now that the police want all patrol cars to have 2 officers, not just one, because “our roads aren’t safe”. And what of the REST of us?
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