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Another debate Rick Perry won’t attend

This one will be in Houston.

The latest debate, set for Oct. 3, is to be hosted by the Harris County League of Women Voters and the Harris County Department of Education.

Perry has refused to debate until Democrat Bill White releases his personal income tax returns from the mid-1990s when White was deputy U.S. energy secretary.

Libertarian Kathie Glass said Perry is doing Texas voters a disservice by not debating.

“Gov. Perry is applying for a job. He apparently thinks because he’s held the office for 10 years he doesn’t have to show up,” Glass said. “But he does.”

Unlike the other debate, Libertarian candidate Glass and Green Party candidate Deb Shafto have been invited to participate, so it won’t just be Bill White on stage. I still think a cardboard cutout or some such to represent Perry is appropriate. Whatever is chosen to stand in for him would contribute about as much to the discourse as the real thing.

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  1. Emma says:

    The cardboard cut out is exactly what the John Lingenfelder for Congress team in the US Third Congressional District are considering to replace Sam Johnson. Like the one for Perry, I’m sure it will represent the people of our district at least as well as the real thing. We must remember that after all they are the party of “NO”–no debates and no representation of the majority of their constituents.