The thing that really burned me on Perry (speaking as a long-time Texan) is that during the election before last, when the problem with the illegals became a front-burner issue, Perry made a big production out of putting video-cameras on the border, talking and acting all tough on the issue. Just a few days after he won his re-election, the cameras were quietly turned off, and never mentioned again.
I’d pretty much vowed never to vote for him again, but when Kay Bailey was being pushed by Bush/Rove in the primaries, I admittedly found Perry a preferable option. But that incident with the border cameras still grates me. He has some good points, but damn, I just can’t trust him.