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by Steve Johnson
Friday, Oct. 27, 2000 at 12:18 AM
According to this published report, the White House Has Plenty of Nice Things to Say About Gov. Bush's Record In Texas. This Contradicts Gore's Campaign.
Why does Al Gore say one thing, when the truth is another?
Take for instance Gore's attacks on the Texas record. Looks like he had a different opinion in a White House press release. Look what Calvin Woodward of the Associated Press had to say about Gore's stand on the Texas record:
"After all the bad things Al Gore has been saying about the state of George W. Bush's Texas, it seems conditions there are on the mend after all.
Says who? The Clinton-Gore administration.
The White House has a Web section listing "Clinton-Gore administration accomplishments" state by state. Some of the headlines for Texas sound like a campaign ad that could be run by Gov. Bush, the Republican presidential candidate, and not at all like the Texas that Gore is describing in his Democratic campaign.
The White House says of the state:
?"More high-quality teachers with smaller classes for Texas' schools."
?"Crime falls 15 percent in Texas."
?"496,746 fewer people on welfare."
?"Health care for nearly 50,900 uninsured Texas children."
?"More toddlers are being immunized."
?"Child support collections up 178 percent."
?"2,005,800 new jobs."
?"Homeownership has increased in Texas."
?"11 toxic waste sites cleaned up."
-Calvin Woodward, Associated Press
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