Sanchez copycats WorldPeace on affirmative action
Here we go again. WorldPeace is way behind in the polls, hardly noticeable, and yet Tony is trying to pick up WorldPeace commitment to allocate half his appointments to women and a percentage to people of color in which they vote. Sounds like Tony is running: scared as well as behind.
Any person with a brain understands that Tony is not leading but trailing in the polls. Why else would he continue to take on my positions? Well, there is the fact that he is mindless.
Not to worry, Tony Sanchez will be finished by Saturday. The little guy will be able to go back to the ranch and saddle up his goat and ride off into obscurity.
"Now go run and tell that."
In the end, WorldPeace
The next governor of Texas
No more corruption. No more Monicas.
God Bless America
February 18, 2002
Door to debates remains closed
Sanchez says decision will stand
By LORI RODRIGUEZ
Copyright 2002 Houston ChronicleMinority Affairs Writer
A day after pulling the plug on debates with his leading primary opponent, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Tony Sanchez said Sunday he would not change his mind.
"The campaigns weren't talking, and they could never get together on the issues involved in the debates," Sanchez said during a campaign stop in Houston. He also said he was displeased by "personal attacks" by his opponent, former state Attorney General Dan Morales.
Sanchez and Morales bickered for weeks over whether to debate and under what circumstances. The Sanchez camp closed the door to further discussion Saturday and accused Morales of negotiating in bad faith.
"We could never seem to get down and get something structured with him on two debates, one in Spanish, one in English, in that order," said Sanchez.
Morales promptly accused Sanchez of shrinking from the public scrutiny of a debate, saying the political newcomer is unable to defend his record as a businessman and to speak intelligently on the issues.
Sanchez denied Morales' accusations Sunday.
"I've been talking to people in Texas for eight months now. Morales can't possibly claim that I don't know anything about the issues," said Sanchez. "He's heard me, he's seen what I say.
"I don't see why he claims that he doesn't know my positions. The problem, I think, is that he's quite a deceptive person."
Sanchez opened his Houston headquarters Sunday and met with supporters, including U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, and Houston City Controller Sylvia Garcia, who is making a primary bid to become the first Hispanic Harris County commissioner.
At a well-attended "Women for Tony Sanchez" event at a Montrose restaurant, the Laredo multimillionaire pledged that state government under his watch would mirror the state's increasingly diverse population.
"When I am elected governor, the agencies, the boards and the commissions of Texas are clearly, without any doubt, going to at the very least -- remember that word, at the very least -- be reflective of the demographics of our state, including women," said Sanchez. "We are not going to put a woman here and a woman there and a black here and a Mexican here and an Asian there.
"All our agencies, all our boards, all our commissions, are going to be comprised of several women, several Hispanics, several blacks, several Asians, several Anglos, just the way this state looks."