I didn't mention this when it came out a few weeks ago, but...what?

Former Houston Mayor Bill White's service on the board of an oil field services company now facing a congressional inquiry is not illegal, but it is unusual.

Only White and Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert showed up as serving as directors of major corporations.

White, the Democratic nominee for governor, made $2.6 million during his tenure as Houston's mayor by also serving on the board of BJ Services Co. The firm now is part of a congressional investigation into hydraulic fracturing techniques in gas drilling and whether it leads to groundwater pollution.

That is very rare to be a director of a corporation while mayor of the 4th largest city in America. How did that never get published until now?

Folks like Richard Murray like to talk about how brilliant Bill White is, but his duration at mayor was pretty clearly focused on higher office. Why wouldn't he be perspicacious enough to avoid this? I guess he figured $2.6 million bucks was worth the negative hit when the news came out in a campaign.

Posted by Evan @ 04/03/10 11:31 PM

 
 

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** That is very rare to be a director of a corporation while mayor of the 4th largest city in America. How did that never get published until now? **

Because the Houston Chronicle is America's worst big-city daily?

Posted by kevin @ 04/05/10 09:42 AM


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