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.