Let’s just tally up some of the ways that Bill White is an awful candidate, particularly in Texas.
He may have used the EPA to launch a political attack on the Texas economy.
He says he’s pro-gun, but was a member in a huge anti-gun mayors group.
He put Planned Parenthood in a massively powerful post in his administration as Houston mayor.
And as chairman of the Texas Democrat party, Bill White actually tried to make it harder for military to vote. Does the man realize that Texas and military are practically synonymous?
In 1997, Texas Democrats filed an election contest seeking to overturn the results of two local elections in Val Verde County (Del Rio), claiming that soldiers stationed at Laughlin Air Force Base weren’t eligible voters. In two races, Val Verde County voters narrowly elected a Republican sheriff and county commissioner. Democrats argued that military voters could vote in federal elections but not local elections unless they had prior ties to the community.
* * *Eventually, Texas courts ruled that the military votes were valid.* * *Democrats responded by trying to disenfranchise military voters in local elections in the 1997 legislative session.
I don’t want to steal their post, so read the rest. White still stands by those actions and reiterates that military should only be allowed to vote where their kids are enrolled in schools – which would disenfranchise thousands who call Texas home but may be deployed overseas, and earning him a pop from Bosnia war hero Capt Scott O’Grady, among others. Nice move, Gollum.