INSITE EXCLUSIVE: MAYOR TO ATTEND SMOKING EVENT TONIGHT!

SOME ARE CALLING THE MAYOR’S ACTIONS HYPOCRITICAL!

The Museum of Fine Arts is having a huge smoke out (cigars) tonight in Houston that Mayor Bill White is attending. Some have called the Insite claiming the Mayor’s actions are hypocritical for attending the cigar smoking fund raiser when he has publicly supported a smoking ban that will go into effect in September 2007. The Museum I’m told has raised millions of dollars from this event. However, Frank Michel with the Mayor’s office tells The Insite that White’s actions are not hypocritical. Michell says the Mayor supported an amendment that would allow charitable organizations to hold two or three smoking events like this in public facilities a year. But that amendment was voted down by the council. And Michel did confirm that Mayor White is attending the stogie smoking event tonight at the Museum.