White's spokesman, Katy Bacon, responds:
This is an unusual characterization since most people know Bill White as a successful businessman and popular mayor who knows how to bring people together to get things done, like cutting tax rates 5 years in a row while getting more for taxpayer's money. That's why he was re-elected with margins averaging 88%. That's no mirage. Bill White's focused on the issues that matter to our state's future, not the divisive politics of Rick Perry.