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Bill White Gets His Texas History Wrong
Dallas Morning News ^ | 7/1/2010 | Tom Benning

Posted on 07/01/2010 9:02:15 AM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna

The claim...

In his speech at last weekend’s state Democratic convention, Bill White said: "They tell me that Rick Perry has served as governor longer than anybody except Sam Houston."

The facts...

(Excerpt) Read more at heatindex.dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: billwhite; rickperry; texas
"No candidate for high office in Texas can afford to mangle the state’s sacred history." That pretty much nails it. And how hard is to make sure your facts are in order when you're re-reading and editing the speech?
1 posted on 07/01/2010 9:02:19 AM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: Sic Parvis Magna

This is only the tip of the iceberg that is this disaster of a candidate.


2 posted on 07/01/2010 9:06:17 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Sic Parvis Magna

Pointless hit job on a guy who’s probably more conservative than Perry... and that’s saying something.

I personally couldn’t care less if he mangles our history. I don’t even know about Sam Houston and I was born here.

I want a governor who listens to the people and fixes the problems, and NOT only when he’s up for reelection.


3 posted on 07/01/2010 9:06:28 AM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: TheZMan

Perry has done some things to annoy the hell out of me, but White is not more conservative than Perry. If you buy that, then I have some beach property in Ozona to sell to you.


4 posted on 07/01/2010 9:11:07 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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5 posted on 07/01/2010 9:17:41 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: TheZMan
You are totally clueless or a corruptocrat troll. I lived in Houston, hun, and I can tell you that Bill "Sanctuary City" White is no conservative. All you had to do is watch his Hurricane Ike press conferences to see the people he likes to hang around with. Oh, I guess you did not see those because you do not live here so I guess you missed seeing Sheila Jackson-Lee standing right next to him at every single press conference. It was amazing if you watched those closely-when White spoke Sheila's lips would be moving slightly. I guess she is not a very good ventriloquist...
6 posted on 07/01/2010 9:18:45 AM PDT by Nahanni
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To: Sic Parvis Magna
Bill White is a beeding heart lib. loser. A gun hater and if memory serves promoted H-town (Houston) as a sanctuary city for ILLEGALS.

Billy, you're going to get steam rolled by Texas A&M Aggie Former Student and current gov. Rick Perry.

7 posted on 07/01/2010 9:22:22 AM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: patriot08

Hahahaha...exactly!!!


8 posted on 07/01/2010 9:22:57 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: TheZMan
I don’t even know about Sam Houston and I was born here.

That's a shame. He's definitely someone to study, regardless of whether one is Texan or not.

9 posted on 07/01/2010 9:24:19 AM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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I don’t even know about Sam Houston and I was born here.

Jeez, and the lefties say Southerners are illiterate. Check out Profiles in Courage.

10 posted on 07/01/2010 9:25:59 AM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: patriot08

Exactly except the gun part... Bill “Fudd” White would be better depicted holding a dove or Bambi.


11 posted on 07/01/2010 9:26:05 AM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: TheZMan

Based on your tagline alone, one wonders why you would even consider voting for a man who is a lap poodle for The One?


12 posted on 07/01/2010 9:27:25 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: TheZMan

Pretty sure you can have your Texan status revoked for not knowing who Sam Houston was.


13 posted on 07/01/2010 9:29:09 AM PDT by brothers4thID (http://scarlettsays.blogspot.com/)
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Pointless hit job on a guy who’s probably more conservative than Perry.”

How many times has Perry marched in the Houston Gay Pride parade?


14 posted on 07/01/2010 9:37:01 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Sic Parvis Magna

You know he was Mayor (Sanctuary City) Houston for two terms.

There is this giant statue of Houston on his Horse in Hermann Park. Now it would seem he could have just walked over to the Statue and looked at the FULL BIO of Sam Houston.

This guy is a complete idiot. And I do mean idiot.


15 posted on 07/01/2010 9:40:13 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Sic Parvis Magna

I never heard of Bill White until he became Mayor of Houston. After seeing him in action I became convinced that he was one of the dumbest people who ever held public office. Of course the mayor he replaced was the dumbest. I could never figure out how White became a multi-millionaire.


16 posted on 07/01/2010 9:48:24 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: TheZMan

Those who don’t pay attention to history are doomed to repeat it.


17 posted on 07/01/2010 9:52:13 AM PDT by dockkiller (COME AND TAKE IT.)
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To: TheZMan

Don’t know about Sam Houston? Your suspect! What a joke.


18 posted on 07/01/2010 10:12:27 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: TheZMan
Hey, ZERO Man. White more consevative than Perry?


19 posted on 07/01/2010 10:21:55 AM PDT by shiva
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To: Sic Parvis Magna

What else do you expect from a living breathing “peckerhead”?


20 posted on 07/01/2010 10:27:12 AM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: Sic Parvis Magna

Perry is not who I would like to have as Governor, as I want someone who will stand up to the Feds, throw them out of the state, withhold all money going to Washington, and insist on the 10th Amendment - no compromise. Perry is not it. I will vote for Perry, though.

The other choice is a rabid RAT who is a flaming left wing nut job. I cannot think of a single situation that would cause me to vote for a RAT over a Pubbie at this point in any contest. White is all about being a sanctuary city, pro-homo, etc, etc.


21 posted on 07/01/2010 10:46:33 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: TheZMan

TheZMan wrote:

Pointless hit job on a guy who’s probably more conservative than Perry... and that’s saying something.

I personally couldn’t care less if he mangles our history. I don’t even know about Sam Houston and I was born here.

Bill White is NOT conservative - at all. And certainly not ‘more conservative’ than Perry.

Also - there’s no way you passed 7th grade in TEXAS is you don’t know about Sam Houston.

/Native Texian


22 posted on 07/01/2010 1:14:00 PM PDT by Ro_Thunder (The press wants “Camelot II - The Return of JFK”, and not “Peanuts II - that’s all you’ll have)
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To: TheZMan

Bill White might be more conservative than Obama, but certainly not more conservative than Perry.

I work in Houston and his protection of illegals have only made it worse. He run the city deeper in debt and let the necessities fall short while spending money on social programs.

He is very liberal and not a friend of Texas.

We could do better than Perry and the primary choices were pathetic. But White would be far worse than Perry.

It is like complaining about President Bush’s spending so we elected Obama for a change.


23 posted on 07/01/2010 1:35:21 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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