Skip to comments.Palin, Perry: Friendship with a '12 twist
Posted on 07/06/2011 3:25:25 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Two major names remain on the 2012 bench. Each has a giant persona, comes from a giant state, and has a giant following.
Yes, its Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Their political friendship, while somewhat recent, seems real so real that it would be easy to imagine one endorsing the other if only one of them would jump into the race. That would give an instant charge of credibility and buzz to the endorsee, and likely set either Palin or Perry as the Tea Party favorite.
Their friendship goes back to their days as governors, but their political alliance first emerged in the 2010 Texas GOP gubernatorial primary, when the incumbent, Perry, faced a fierce challenge from Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
National politicians rarely relish involving themselves in fractious primaries, but Palin did so early on, endorsing Perry wholeheartedly.
He does what is right regardless of whether it is popular. He walks the walk of a true conservative, she wrote, and, in a nod to their shared cultural populism, added, He sticks to his guns and you know how I feel about guns!
Her endorsement was significant. Hutchison is one of the nations most powerful female Republican politicians, yet Palin chose Perrys conservatism over Hutchisons status as a potential Mama Grizzly.
But she didnt just endorse him; she traveled to Texas to stump for him in a splashy campaign event on Super Bowl Sunday. The Associated Press reported that more than 6,000 fans filled a stadium to see Palin take the stage.
Perry, ever the appreciative host, praised her effusively, providing as good a description of the former governor as she herself might make......
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
I’m okay with it if he’s who she wants as her veep.
2 good gov’nrs 2 prospering states......indicates the ability to surrond themselves with quality staff hummmmmm Perry/Palin...Palin/Perry??
I will make a bet. Only one of the two jumps into the race.
The two of them are talking and coordinating. Perry won’t run if Palin is going to. Palin won’t be running if Perry announces.
Wouldn't it be great if the Republican Presidential candidates took the high road, during the primaries, and complemented their Republican opponents instead of trying to destroy them? Phrases like, "My opponent is a very qualified candidate and would make a great President. If I wasn't running I would definitely endorse him/her".
Can you imagine the MSM going nuts trying to create controversy and contention between candidates.
OR Patriot Palin.
It would seem you are right. And more likely, though not certain, that Perry has agreed to be her vp, given everything else that has happened.
I could live with Perry being Sarah’s VP.
Out of Montana: Legal gamesmanship threatens our energy future Texas Gov. Rick Perry is able to boast about job growth under his watch, noting that over 265,000 jobs, or nearly 37 percent of the jobs created nationwide since the summer of 2009, have been created in the Lone Star state.
He credits this growth to a few simple conditions: low taxes, a regulatory climate that is fair and predictable, and a legal system that limits frivolous lawsuits. According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly one-fourth of the 70 companies that left California this year relocated to Texas.
When new or relocating companies and investors survey the landscape and consider Montana, what do they see? Well, when it comes to natural-resource development, the landscape looks risky
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Hmmm, many Palin drones assert that Perry is a RINO. Who is correct, they or Mrs Palin?
You usually ask them to help you on the threads.
Diogenesis, Gadsden1st, truthfreedom" #63, #66, #70...
Yes. A full read of the entire article (linked above) describes how they both have the "lamestream" media doing flips in frustration.....
The message the MSM has received (loud and clear) from both Perry and Palin:
"WE DON'T NEED YOU!
Check out Post #13.
Cincinatus’ Wife has requested your presence on
her thread which pimps Open-Border, Gardasil-Perry.
RINO Perry =Mitt Romney’s and Rove’s chess piece of the day
Dear Texas Republican Women,
After traveling all over this great country of ours, I have seldom found more endearing and inspiring women than Texas Republican women. You are independent, confident, and know how to make an impact in your state much like the women of Alaska.
Because of your work, Texas is the largest red state in the nation, and it has a strong, conservative governor.
While a bunch of politicians have gone to Washington, hat in hand, seeking a bailout, Governor Perry has said we should stimulate the economy with tax cuts and maintain spending discipline. Rick Perry is true to conservative principles even when others think the party needs to go a different direction. I like that about him: he doesnt care which way the wind blows, he acts on his beliefs.
That's why I am supporting Governor Rick Perry for re-election. He does what is right regardless of whether it is popular. He walks the walk of a true conservative. And he sticks to his guns and you know how I feel about guns!
With our current economic crisis, and working families worried about their pensions, jobs, credit card debt and rising home foreclosures, we need strong conservative leadership in trend-setting states like Texas.
Rick Perry is a leader. While the nation lost half a million jobs in the last year, Texas gained 250,000 net new jobs. He improved the job climate in Texas by refusing to raise taxes in the face of the largest budget deficit in Texas history. He had the foresight to join legislators in saving for a rainy day. And he has consistently asked agency heads to cut their budgets even when surpluses were rolling in. My fellow Republicans, thats consistent leadership. That's Rick Perry.
Governor Perry has also advocated for greater domestic drilling for energy, and a diversified energy mix including greater development of renewable sources so America is not held hostage by Middle East ayatollahs and foreign dictators. But in order to overcome extremist opposition to responsible exploration, we need proven leaders in energy states like Texas who will not back down when it up comes to expanding the energy supply.
Let me say one more thing about my friend and your governor: he knows all human life is precious. Rick Perry believes in protecting the most vulnerable in society, and who is more vulnerable than an unborn child? Our value as human beings in the eyes of Our Creator is not diminished by any circumstance.
Not every child is born into ideal circumstances, but every life is sacred. Rick Perry knows this it is at the core of his being.
Will you join me in supporting a true conservative for governor Rick Perry? We need Texas diverse and strong economy to help pull us out of our economic troubles. That requires a proven CEO as the head of state government. Rick Perry is proven and principled. And we need that in the governor of our nations second largest state and most prosperous economy.
huntsman, and romney preclude that EVER happening... and that is the cold hard fact.
Palin, like Reagan, knows she can't get elected without the approval of the regime. That's why the Bilderberger-certified Perry would be the same camel nose under the tent as GHW Bush was with Reagan. The regime has tried everything possible to destroy Palin, whom they don't own and control. They haven't succeeded, so it's time for Plan B.
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