Skip to comments.Texas Gov. Candidate Shami: “Without Mexicans, it would be like a day without sunshine”
Posted on 02/09/2010 8:00:33 AM PST by pkajj
In debate with Shami, White directs his attention at Perry By R.G. RATCLIFFE Austin Bureau Feb. 8, 2010, 10:38PM FORT WORTH
Former Houston Mayor Bill White largely ignored his main Democratic gubernatorial opponent in a statewide debate Monday to frame himself as the politically experienced candidate who can take on Republican Gov. Rick Perry in the general election.
White criticized Perry by name or inference six times during his face-off with businessman Farouk Shami. Governor Perry talks about holding teachers accountable, but he doesn't hold himself accountable for his job performance, White snapped at one point while discussing electric rates. White never mentioned the other Republicans in the race for the GOP nomination, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and activist Debra Medina.
White has said he believes Perry will win the Republican nomination. Shami, who has built a successful international hair-care business, kept selling himself with generalities about how he could bring jobs to Texas and act as the state's chief executive officer. As governor, everybody will have a job, Shami said, promising that if he does not create 100,000 jobs in two years he will pay the state $10 million. But Shami's lack of political experience sometimes tripped him up, and his lack of English-language fluency could make his points sound jarring. In one part of the debate he was explaining why he opposes a border wall and how the United States needs Mexican workers. Without Mexicans, it would be like a day without sunshine, Shami said.
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Yep, this is most readily apparent in Mexico itself. Mexico’s future is so bright they gotta wear shades.
Mmmmmm......I’ll take clouds, thank you.
“his lack of English-language fluency could make his points sound jarring”
...We need job money for future of star alone state.
Without Mexicans, it would be like a day without sunshine....
I keep wondering how a “Rag Head” can come to our country and try to tell us what we need to do.
We don’t take too kindly when a “Farener” comes around tellin us what to do.
Kinda like the Indonesian Fraud in the People House.
let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
One of this liberal democrats ads say the same thing that obamma’s ad was about the day he’s elected is the day Texas changes. Shami should change his name to Sham
I’ve started calling him “Sham-Wow” because I am simply amazed at some of the bizarre statements he makes.
This guy is a fruit loop. I’m voting for Medina. Didn’t even bother watching this debate. It was kind of laughed off on my local talk show.
Whomever made the law that a child born of illegal aliens in the U.S. is to become an instant U.S. citizen, made a critical mistake. Once here, who would ever leave?
An occasional eclipse might not be a bad thing where Mexicans are involved...
I’m voting for Medina as well. I haven’t watched any of the debates, no reason to, there is no other choice for a true conservative but Medina.
So let the sun shine in Mexico. Mexico for Mexicans, America for Americans.
I live in CA and a state without illegal aliens and their spawn would be the dwan of a new golden age.
BTW. My gardener is a young white college grad who can’t find work in his field. (Enviromental Engineer).
There are plenty of workers out there if you pay a decent wage. There are no jobs that American’s won’t do.
TX dim Gov debate ping.
I see what you mean. I’m glad we’re helping Mexico realize that drop to 10 in 100,000 murder-rate. Even murderers like the US. Killing Americans Americans won’t kill.
I have a theory that IQ’s are dropping worldwide over the last 100 years or so, statements like this make me convinced it is happening.
I’m of Irish decent.
So, my skin burns on nights with full moons.
I don’t need no stinkin sun!
Without Mexicans it would be like a day without crime.
Used to be a lot more people thought your way....I still do
For starters look up Debra Medina's column 'Latinos and the GOP'
'Its a shame isnt it, that Republicans continue to ignore Hispanics especially here in Texas?' Debra Medina
'Ignore them', Mrs Medina? Since when? What more do you want? Or shouldn't we ask?
Who is going to think more about Latino families? Rick Perry, Kay Bailey Hutchison or me, who has a Latino family? (Medinas cultural heritage is German and Bohemian.)
She told a colleague last month in an e-mail. Being married, however, to someone with a Mexican American heritage, I certainly embrace the culture. But before she explained that, she told my colleage, who had asked her whether she considers herself Latina: Id not consider myself anything other than a wife and mother, a nurse and a patriot. I believe we too often get into race when its immaterial.
No, Thanks, Mrs Medina.
She is also running Spanish ads. Hello Mrs.Medina! If they cannot speak English then they have no business voting IMO. When they learn English then let them vote. Assimilate. Learn English. Appreciate all America gives you.
So Im sure she is blowing a lot of hot air just like Obama did just to get elected. Running those ads and saying what she has, tells me the border issue is just a try to get votes for herself.
Medina is about as qualified to be Governor as zero was to be President- want to re-visit how that is working out? She's a Libertarian running on the Republican ticket. She is supported by the Ron Paul worship crowd and she herself has acted in the Ron Paul worship capacity. She has demonstrated a lack of knowledge about Texas law and current ballot initiatives.
No, thanks, Ill stick with ol RINO Perry. Texas has remained in better shape than almost any if not all of the states in the union under Perry's watch. As someone said, 'he's the devil we know'.
The motly crew running for governor is laughable; a MUSLIM, a trecherous RINO woman* (Hutchison) and a woman with questionable loyalties
*Feds Have Built Only 32 Miles of 700 Mile Double-Border Fence Originally Mandated by Congress One reason DHS has been able to do this is an amendment that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R.-Texas) slipped into an omnibus appropriations bill that Congress passed on December 18, 2007. Hutchisons amendment put a loophole in the fence law that allowed the secretary of Homeland Security not to build the fence Congress had mandated the year before.
I keep my shami in a bucket in the garage.
A Clayton Williams campaign moment.
The sun is shining brightly in South Texas today.