You have that right as for Perry he was not ashamed to be associated with the tea party movement from the start. Hutchison and the rest of the crowd is much worse. Palin isn’t playing small ball.
Folks can say what they will about Rick Perry, but you've got to give the man his due. At a time when most politicians (D and R) were all either ignoring or laughing at the Tea Party, he was on stage with the folks, giving the movement encouragement.
Some might say that that was simple political opportunism, but I disagree. The "smart money" at the time was steering far away from the Tea Party. Perry took a huge political risk to associate himself early on with the movement.
Perry's something of an enigma to me. He's got that smarmy sort of politico aura about him, but what he says (and mostly does) comports with what I need and want in a governor.
For one thing, you can't argue that under his stewardship, Texas has out-performed nearly every other state in the union, on the economic front. What that says to me, is that he's simply managed to stay out of the way of the wealth builders in the state, and has not done things that would interfere with the Texas economic machine.
Palin isnt playing small ball.
You've got that right. I knew that, from the first moment I saw her. So did the libs, which is why they'll do anything to sabotage her path to the White House.