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Spin Check: Perry's "The Liberal Bunch"
BY Omar Villafranca

What is Spin Check? As part of our coverage of Decision 2010 and the elections that affect Texas, we put political ads to the test.

Gov. Rick Perry's latest ad against Bill White might sound familiar.

Using the theme to "The Brady Bunch, his campaign came up with "The Liberal Bunch".

Here's the text of the ad:

"Here's the story
Of Liberal Bill
And the liberals he met with while mayor
All of them had bleeding hearts like Liberal Bill
One was a little off

Here's the story
Of Barack Obama
With a team of liberals of his own
Selling hope and change and higher taxes and government control

'Til the one day Liberal Bill met Obama
And they knew it was much more than a hunch
That these liberals would try to run the country
That's the way they all became the Liberal Bunch

The Liberal Bunch
The Liberal Bunch
That's the way they became the Liberal Bunch"

The ad says that as mayor, White met with President Barack Obama when he was a senator, Sen. John Edwards, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean and President Bill Clinton, which is TRUE.

According to White's schedule when he was mayor, he met with those folks.

But it's worth noting that they were not the only people he met with.

White's campaign says he also met as mayor with various Republicans, including Sen. John Cornyn, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Rep. Tom Delay and (drumroll) Gov. Rick Perry.

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