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How Rick Perry Could Shake Up The GOP Race
NPR ^ | July 20, 2011 | Liz Halloran Interview

Posted on 07/20/2011 1:59:33 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Jul 20, 2011 — Will the Texas governor elbow his way into the crowded presidential race? Longtime Perry watcher Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune talks about why he thinks Perry will run and what kind of candidate he'd be.

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We spoke with the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith about the man he has followed since the early 1990s. A former editor of Texas Monthly magazine, Smith says he's convinced Perry will make a run at the White House, and tells us why other Republican hopefuls should be worried.


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Interesting views and insight about Rick Perry on the campaign trail.
1 posted on 07/20/2011 1:59:40 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Boy, the Left sure likes CFR-Rick!

Let's let them choose our nominee again!

2 posted on 07/20/2011 2:04:06 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

George Bush redux.


3 posted on 07/20/2011 2:07:09 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Boy, the Left sure likes CFR-Rick!

Are you concerned he has been to Bilderberg meetings, too?

4 posted on 07/20/2011 2:07:09 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: All

After you read the interview — listen to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SGyVNippvA&feature=youtube_gdata_player


5 posted on 07/20/2011 2:08:43 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Actually no, but enough voters will believe that that it makes no more sense for Perry to run that for Jeb Bush to run.

Both have “The Stench” on them.


6 posted on 07/20/2011 2:10:14 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He knows what it takes to create jobs. David Barton and John Hagee support him. He will win.


7 posted on 07/20/2011 2:11:30 PM PDT by JaneNC (es.)
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To: RINOs suck
I am just remarking on how the Left is in love with Rick.
8 posted on 07/20/2011 2:16:58 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Smith: There's a hole in the Republican primary field you could drive a truck through right now. There's nobody in that field who specifically appeals to evangelicals. Even Bachmann is problematic as a candidate because her electability is in question. Evangelicals are looking for a candidate. Southerners are looking for a candidate. The Tea Party, the basis for so much of the momentum for the Republican over the last couple of years, doesn't really have one. If Perry enters this race, he does so knowing that there are an awful lot of important folks within the Republican primary base who don't feel like they have a candidate right now, and he checks a lot of those boxes.....

Smith may have a good read about the above. So far no one else has jumped into the fray to fill the voids he mentions so timing by Perry may once again be in his favor.

9 posted on 07/20/2011 2:18:37 PM PDT by deport
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To: RINOs suck

Did you not get the Perry Derangement Syndrome coyote talking points memo? Its said to push “was a dem”, “drug pusher”, “illegal immigrant bootlicker” and “Trans Texas Corridor sneaker”. Bilderberg is for Friday!


10 posted on 07/20/2011 2:18:50 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Boy, the Left sure likes CFR-Rick!

So does JimRob.

Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 10:13:29 AM by Jim Robinson

“..... if Palin does not run but Perry does, he'd probably suck all the air out of the race. Either way, ..... Perry would all be excellent alternatives to Obama the commie. Anyone but RINO Romney the big government chief architect of CommieCare! …… Posted on Friday, July 01, 2011 10:13:29 AM by Jim Robinson”

So does Sarah Palin.

MAY 31, 2011 .... Palin plugs Perry: "I really like him" .... Unprompted, Sarah Palin brought up Rick Perry's name yesterday as a strong presidential candidate. "I think he would be a fine candidate.... we have a lot in common. I really like him.

Governor Sarah Palin's Endorsement of Governor Rick Perry

"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!" ...... Sarah Palin, January 17, 2009

Let's let them choose our nominee again!

So JimRob and Sarah Palin are now part of the Left? Is your tin-foil hat screwed on too tightly?


11 posted on 07/20/2011 2:22:20 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: JaneNC

The Gov of Texas has no power and does not create jobs. The real power is in the Lt Gov's position and state leg.


12 posted on 07/20/2011 2:22:47 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: RED SOUTH

Perry himself went to California and got many many companies to come to Texas. The Lt Gov is a stupid dem who could care less. Get real


13 posted on 07/20/2011 2:24:24 PM PDT by JaneNC (es.)
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To: RED SOUTH

And Perry is way to much like Bush. Looks like him ,talks like him and panders to the bible like him. If I was Obama , a Perry nomination would good news to me. People do not want a 2nd Obama term but they will not change horses in mid stream if they think they are getting a 3rd Bush term.


14 posted on 07/20/2011 2:25:11 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: deport; JaneNC

Much of what I’m reading is the same (pro and con), so this exchange with Smith and Halloran was interesting.


15 posted on 07/20/2011 2:25:19 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Polybius
I was unaware that I had to like the same exact candidates as Jim Robinson.

I apologize for not towing your line.

I will obey you from now on, because you are a bully who threatens to tell Mommy if I don't.

16 posted on 07/20/2011 2:25:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It may have been posted somewhere or even reported but I’ve never seen mention of how Perry gets along with the Kochs.

I would imagine they are on the same page but do you happen to know more?

Thanks.


17 posted on 07/20/2011 2:26:15 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Polybius

You made me smile!

Love the picture.


18 posted on 07/20/2011 2:26:23 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: RED SOUTH

You need to study up , look at how the Texas government is set up. The Gov of Texas is a paid chair warmer and cheerleader. The Lt Gov and leaders of the leg and cabinet secretaries run Texas.


19 posted on 07/20/2011 2:27:18 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: RED SOUTH

He was Lt. Gov. too...


20 posted on 07/20/2011 2:27:18 PM PDT by RockinRight (If we're "teabaggers" then they're "d-baggers.")
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To: RINOs suck

You know...they attack this guy for Immigration..well Ronald Reagan did what? He granted amnesty-which I was NOT for. They do the Rick Perry was a democrat...well Ronald Reagan was what one time?

And on and on we go. Now, I personally got to do some serious research on the guy since I believe he may well be the next POTUS.

And no..dont any of you Palin fans start with the links. I will do my own research since I have kin in Texas.


21 posted on 07/20/2011 2:28:10 PM PDT by crz
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To: RockinRight

Lt gov for a few years , 12 years ago!


22 posted on 07/20/2011 2:28:28 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m surprised by the uninformed comments from fellow Texans. Maybe Texas Monthly should have addressed the article to Texans instead of yankees ...

Dear Yankee - Eight things you ought to know before you start writing stories about Rick Perry. You’re welcome.

http://www.texasmonthly.com/2011-08-01/btl.php


23 posted on 07/20/2011 2:30:42 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sorry CW I just noticed the other thread about the billionaires/Gov. Perry yada yada NPR.

I guess if they are giving money to him they support him in the most meaningful way. (lol) Thanks again.


24 posted on 07/20/2011 2:30:58 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: RED SOUTH

You really need to talk to someone other than yourself.


25 posted on 07/20/2011 2:31:04 PM PDT by crz
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To: RED SOUTH

Kochs are interested in who can make them the most money. New World Order Perry will be the same as Clinton the same as Bush the same as Obama. A NWO President!


26 posted on 07/20/2011 2:33:58 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: RED SOUTH

Dear RED SOUTH: This article was written for people like you who spew uninformed talking points.

Dear Yankee
http://www.texasmonthly.com/2011-08-01/btl.php


27 posted on 07/20/2011 2:34:58 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: RED SOUTH
The Gov of Texas has no power and does not create jobs. The real power is in the Lt Gov's position and state leg.

That used to be true. Governors' seats in southern states were purposely kept weak. But since Perry has been in that office for 10 years he has filled 100% of all the appointed positions with "his" people. He is a powerful governor.

28 posted on 07/20/2011 2:35:52 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: JaneNC

>> “Perry himself went to California and got many many companies to come to Texas.” <<

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You’re sayoing Perry is Jerry Brown’s main man?


29 posted on 07/20/2011 2:36:55 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: RockinRight

He was Lt. Gov. too...


And state house representative and Ag Commissioner but the real power comes from his longevity in office which has allowed him over time to appoint every member of every appointive position called for in the Texas Goverment. That is several 1000s of positions which now can come to the front and get things done for him that other governors couldn’t under the so called weak governor senario. Make no mistake Perry weilds power from his position.


30 posted on 07/20/2011 2:38:08 PM PDT by deport
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Boy, the Left sure likes CFR-Rick!

EXACTLY!! Now NPR is pimping Rick Perry! It's amazing what an invite from the Bilderbergers will do for a Presidential hopeful's career. Evidently, the New World Order Elites approve of Rick Perry. (And they disapprove of Palin and Bachmann.)

Very instructive for those with eyes to see.

31 posted on 07/20/2011 2:45:05 PM PDT by sklar
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To: crz
And no..dont any of you Palin fans start with the links. I will do my own research since I have kin in Texas.

Well here are two men who are NOT fans of Perry (or Palin I'd wager).

They both served in Texas government. One is now a trial lawyer and a lobbyist (Parker) and the other is a radio personality (Hightower). And they've both crossed paths and swords with Rick Perry.

They are the face of our opposition.

Carl A. Parker: Why Perry Won't Run for President

Jim Hightower: Perry Is Peddling Texas Snake Oil

32 posted on 07/20/2011 2:52:36 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Polybius
"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!" ...... Sarah Palin, January 17, 2009

About the same way she sounded about McCain who she regaled as a "common sense conservative". Lack of credibility here...

33 posted on 07/20/2011 2:53:24 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: RINOs suck
Are you concerned he has been to Bilderberg meetings, too?

It's great that he's well connected! Go Rick!

34 posted on 07/20/2011 2:57:10 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: BuckeyeTexan

They’re uninformed and proud of it.

Too stupid to read the interview.

LOL

Or maybe they did and it made them angry about how Perry can campaign against their “guy.”

‘Cause they certainly couldn’t have take away that this a “lap-dog” interview.


35 posted on 07/20/2011 2:57:59 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

‘I am just remarking on how the Left is in love with Rick.’

Try again.

From Democratic Underground:

Rick Perry is dangerous because he appeals both to the Christian Fundamentalists and to the Chamber of Commerce types and can tout his record of job creation in Texas.

24. I’m still predicting Romney, but Perry scares me.
I think the wackos would love Perry.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=433&topic_id=706616&mesg_id=710485


36 posted on 07/20/2011 3:06:24 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: RED SOUTH
The Gov of Texas has no power

An excerpt from a recent article on that very subject:

"Government textbooks and the Texas Constitution say that ours is a weak-governor state. A strict constructionist would insist that the governor’s power is largely limited to making appointments to state boards and commissions and to vetoing bills.

In practice, the political power of the governor has expanded dramatically over the past four decades. Governor Perry has upended the political culture by establishing what amounts to a cabinet form of government.

The governor’s office isn’t just a power center; it is the power center. Every high-level appointee answers to Perry. Every agency head answers to Perry. He is able to dominate the Legislature in ways no governor before him did. Perry’s will to power has reshaped the traditional leadership roles. Before he came along, it was acknowledged that the lieutenant governor was the state’s most powerful official.

This situation is not entirely of Perry’s making. The cultural change that paved the way for the governor’s office to become 
the power center of state government was the arrival of two prominent politicians. These were, of course, Ann Richards and George W. Bush, our first modern celebrity governors."

37 posted on 07/20/2011 3:08:54 PM PDT by Texan
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To: RED SOUTH

Perry was the state’s first Republican lieutenant governor since Reconstruction, taking office on January 19, 1999 until his ascension to the governorship on December 21, 2000 upon the resignation of then-Governor George W. Bush.

So he was also a lieutenant governor. Someone who runs the state.


38 posted on 07/20/2011 3:16:14 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: dusttoyou
Its said to push “was a dem”, “drug pusher”, “illegal immigrant bootlicker” and “Trans Texas Corridor sneaker”. Bilderberg

Are they, merely, talking points or indeed true?
39 posted on 07/20/2011 3:23:08 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: humblegunner
It's great that he's well connected! Go Rick!

So is Barry. You may as well as hat tip him, also, and get it out of the way.
40 posted on 07/20/2011 3:27:22 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: deport
"Evangelicals are looking for a candidate. Southerners are looking for a candidate."

Re-Huck. Money can't buy credibility. Perry has none.
41 posted on 07/20/2011 3:32:22 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: presently no screen name
So is Barry.

Connected, hell.

You can't even prove he existed prior to ten years ago.

42 posted on 07/20/2011 3:32:51 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Really - you think that matters how? He’s very well connected - strings and all.


43 posted on 07/20/2011 3:35:46 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RINOs suck

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Quality Free Republic Perry Links : 2002
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RINO TX Gov. Perry trashes GOP Platform, disagrees with 50% of planks, supports only 7
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/715523/posts

“PASTOR ARRESTED FOR PREACHING”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/723946/posts
This article states, “Texas Gov. Rick Perry didn’t really want a ‘hate-crimes’ bill to land
on his desk. But when it did, he signed it inside of three hours.“

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Quality Free Republic Perry Links : 2003
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Laredo Democrat Accuses Governor Perry of “Political Blackmail”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/931825/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1030247/posts
In the last Texas governor’s race, the “white” Republican candidate, Rick Perry (BTW, isn’t Perry a common
Melungeon name?) was darker complected than the “minority” Democrat candidate, Tony Sanchez,
who was very obviously of the Caucasian race, with fair skin, blue eyes, and, at a younger age, light brown hair.

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Quality Free Republic Perry Links : 2004
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TX Primary Analysis (How RINO Gov. Perry nominated a Democrat environmental wacko to our courts)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095994/posts

State approves bid for I-35 toll alternative (hmmm, I wonder...)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1303145/posts
Gov. Rick Perry, who proposed the 4,000-mile Trans-Texas Corridor during the 2002
election campaign, made an unusual appearance at today’s commission meeting, joining
the commissioners on the dais for a long presentation on the I-35 alternative.

Texas Gov. Perry denies reports about divorce, infidelity
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1091259/posts

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Quality Free Republic Perry Links : 2005
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Perry names judge in Houston (re-appoints judge who got the boot by voters in the GOP primary)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1352512/posts
If Perry was anymore of a rino he would be grey with a horn in his forehead.

Perry, Hutchison stand apart on toll road legislation issue (Trans-Texas Corridor)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1401995/posts
If this ole Texan has anything to do with it he won’t be re-elected. Even if I have to vote for a dead democrat.

Plano, TX: “Officials lay bricks in symbolic start for Muslim center”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1427422/posts
Gov. Rick Perry flew in to lay the first ceremonial brick for the center’s foundation.

Alternative plans for Trans-Texas Corridor take shape
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1355408/posts


44 posted on 07/20/2011 3:36:21 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: JaneNC

Yep, he’s a veteran governor of our most successful state. He’s created more jobs than the rest of the states combined. Perry is not the perfect conservative, but he’s been a friend to the tea party movement, and right on a lot more issues than not. If he develops a good platform with solutions for Washington, he will likely earn my vote, and also be good enough to do some volunteer work and donations. He seems like a good fit for 2012. Of course, he has to go out an earn it with good campaigning and winning ideas. No go-along-get-along middle of the road platform or he’ll lose a lot of us really fast.


45 posted on 07/20/2011 3:39:17 PM PDT by ilgipper (political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: RED SOUTH
And Perry is way to [sic] much like Bush. Looks like him ,talks like him and panders to the bible like him.

"Panders to the Bible"? It's a problem for you if the man is a Bible-believing Christian?

So you're opposed to him because of his physical appearance and speech patterns? That makes about as much sense as hating someone because of where he was born or what race he belongs to. Personally, I judge candidates based on their beliefs and their performance history, not on the basis of looks and speech, as Obama voters do.

46 posted on 07/20/2011 3:39:27 PM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: Texan
Let there be no misleading of the appointive power of the Texas Governor which leads to power beyond the scope outline in the Texas Constitution or oratated to on this board.

snip...
In addition to appointing commissioners and governing boards of state agencies, including the boards of regents of public university systems, the governor appoints members of task forces and other advisory groups, such as the Task Force on Appraisal Reform and the Texas Tax Reform Commission. The Governor also appoints individuals to fill the remainder of certain elected offices, including the judiciary, following the death or resignation of the office holder. It is estimated that a governor will make 3,000 appointments over the course of a four-year term.
http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/members/dist16/pr07/p073107a.htm

snip
A significant resource that governors may use to build support and accomplish political goals is the power of appointment. About 200 boards, commissions, and agencies oversee the daily operation of government, and the governor makes several hundred appointments to these various entities.
Texas Politics - The Executive Branch

47 posted on 07/20/2011 3:41:46 PM PDT by deport
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To: ottbmare

FReepers dont like that Perry is a RINO,
that he supports illegal aliens more than Americans,
that he mandated Gardasil in PerryCARE for Merck
and his Chief of Staff (Merck’s employee),
and that he supports open borders.


48 posted on 07/20/2011 3:45:25 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All
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49 posted on 07/20/2011 4:04:00 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bottom line; we need somebody who can WIN this thing. That means somebody with cross-over appeal, which our Palen, Bachmann and Cain (no matter how much we love them) simply do not have.

Until 1989, Rick Perry was a conservative Democrat. He switched parties as, like many Democrats including Ronald Reagan and Phil Gramm, he saw that party moving farther and farther to the left. Under Perry’s decade as governor, hundreds of Texas Democrats have followed his lead and become Republicans. As a former Democrat, Perry can speak to that swath of his former party that has become disenchanted with their party as President Obama has taken it even farther to the left, in a way that few Republicans can. He can also speak well and credibly to all wings of the national GOP, from the fiscal cons to the social cons to the libertarian set.
He would appeal to all segments of the Republican electorate and would come armed with a record of economic success and a commitment to liberty that no other contender can match.

Texas has been voted #1 business climate for the last seven years.
Texas has been getting all of California’s jobs.
Perry must be doing something right.
We need a good business guy right now.
Perry has proved it.

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CONSERVATIVE ICONS SUPPORT PERRY:

>Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor.
Recently restated that she likes Perry
“He walks the walk of a true conservative” “And he sticks by his guns — and you know how I feel about guns.”
Sarah Palin
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/02/palin-perry-201.html

>Rush said that Perry is his dream candidate.
http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/rush-limbaugh-on-the-record-3/

>Michael Reagan praises Perry:
“If you don’t believe Reaganomics can still work in this day and age, for whatever reason, I say you should look no further than the state of Texas.
Under the leadership of Gov. Rick Perry, Texas has championed and built upon the concepts my father used to rebuild America in the 1980s..
In short, Reagan Revolution is alive and well - deep in the heart of Texas.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/24/reagans-vision-lives-on-in-texas/?page=1

>Ted nugent is a close friend and supporter.

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>Since Perry has been Governor of Texas, Texas has added more than 850,000 jobs, more than all other states combined. Texas has added over 180,000 jobs since August of 2009.

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>According to this web site Texas is #1 this year and last year for business friendly.
http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-for-business
Obama would not want not run against a governor that has the BEST business climate in the U.S. when everything else is in a depression.

>He refused to raise taxes when Texas faced a record $10 billion budget shortfall in 2003. Instead, he was the first Texas governor since World War II to sign a budget that lowered state spending (and has now done it twice). As governor, Perry has used his line item veto to cut over $3 billion in proposed spending.

>For seven years running, CEOs polled by Chief Executive magazine have rated Texas first in business development and job growth. Texas boasts 58 Fortune 500 companies — more than any other state.

>As America’s No. 1 exporting state, Texas shipped $206.6 billion in goods abroad last year, composing 16 percent of America’s $1.28 trillion in exports. California’s $14.4 billion in exports ranked it second, with 11.2 percent of U.S. outflow.

>Texas’ achievements so stunned Gavin Newsom, California’s Democratic lieutenant governor, that he flew a delegation to Austin last May to ask Perry how he lures defectors from the Golden State.

>Of the 70 companies that fled California in 2011, the Wall Street Journal’s John Fund reported last April, 14 relocated to Texas — these exiles’ primary destination.
http://www.news-herald.com/articles/2011/06/21/opinion/nh4142489.txt

>In 2005, Perry signed a historic $15.7 billion property tax cut for homeowners and businesses that also included new taxpayer protections against appraisal increases. In 2009, Gov. Perry secured a tax cut for approximately 40,000 small businesses in Texas and protected the Rainy Day Fund for future challenges.

>He led the battle to pass the country’s most sweeping lawsuit reforms, closing the door on junk lawsuits that had been making trial lawyers rich while driving countless doctors either out of the state or the profession all together. Since Texas voters approved these reforms, malpractice claims and premiums have fallen and access to healthcare is increasing across the state as doctors have applied in droves to practice in Texas.

>Perry is also known for his socially conservative views on homosexuality, and he opposes same sex marriage. He condemned the United States Supreme Court decision in Lawrence vs. Texas, which struck down a Texas sodomy law. He called the law “appropriate”

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ABORTION:

>Perry is pro-life and opposes government funding for elective abortions. In 2005, Perry, a social conservative, signed a bill that limited late-term abortions and required girls under the age of 18 who procure abortions to notify their parents. Perry signed the bill in the gymnasium of Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Worth, an evangelical Christian school.

>Perry signed into law a bill requiring a sonogram and doctor’s explanation before granting an abortion

>In 2005, Perry signed a new law that requires minor girls to receive parental consent before getting an abortion. This law strengthens a parental notification law Perry supported as Lt. Gov. in 1999, which
helped reduce teen abortions by 26 percent.
Perry has also signed a ban on third trimester abortions, a ban on tax dollars being used to support abortion facilities, a prenatal protection act that protects
unborn children from assault, and an informed consent law that helps expectant mothers better understand the risks and consequences of abortion. Perry supports a ban on human cloning and will veto any
legislation that provides state dollars for embryonic stem cell research, a process that ends a human life.
Perry urges to keep up pressure to roll back the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion until “Roe v. Wade is nothing but a shameful footnote in our nation’s history books.

>Perry, a frequent critic of the federal government, also bashed President Barack Obama for his administration’s policy allowing federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, saying he was deeply disturbed by studies that turn “the remains of unborn children into nothing more than raw material.”

>Perry has faulted Obama for reversing the so-called “Mexico City policy” that banned giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide information about abortions. Obama struck down the policy during his first week in office, saying it was too broad and undermined family planning in developing countries.
Under Obama “our federal tax dollars can now be used to fund abortion all over the world. With the stroke of a pen, abortion essentially became a U.S. foreign export,” Perry said.

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IMMIGRATION:

>Perry adds immigration issues to lawmaker session
Perry wants passage of a measure requiring every person arrested to be run through the federal immigration databases as part of the Secure Communities program. He also wants to provide the state Department of Public Safety with the authority to make sure someone is in the U.S. legally before issuing a driver’s license.

>These measures, along with a ban on sanctuary cities, would “provide a clear message that Texas will not turn a blind eye to those breaking our laws,” Perry said in a statement.
“Texas owes it to the brave law enforcement officials, who put their lives on the line every day to protect our families and communities, to give them the discretion they need to adequately do their jobs,” Perry said.
http://www.rickperry.org/media-articles/perry-adds-immigration-issues-lawmakers-agenda-0?amp

>Gov. Perry has made numerous requests of the federal govt. to enforce the border in Texas including handing President Obama a letter in person when he landed in Dallas last year.
(Obama insulted governor Perry when he turned away and Perry had to hand the letter on the illegals issue to presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett. Obama declined to personally accept it.)

>Gov. Perry refuses to meet/greet Obama in May 2011 at El Paso during his Texas tour.
Perry later declared, “If he wanted to meet, I was in Austin.

>Perry signed into law photo ID required before voting.

WHAT have other states done?? (with the exception of AZ Ok and Ga)

What have other candidates stated that they would do?

What has Sarah stated she would do?

What is Backmann’s plan?

What did Reagan do?
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2008/jan/06/rudy-giuliani/yep-reagan-did-the-a-word/
President Ronald Reagan was the first president in history to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. On November 6, 1986, he signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, [PUB L 99-603]. In so doing, he set a precedent whereby the United States would not seek to deport illegal aliens, but to reward their lawbreaking by granting them full citizenship.

NEWSFLASH! None of them are going to do much.
We have to take the best of the lot.

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CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS BELIEFS:

In what was described as a “God and country” sermon at the Cornerstone church in San Antonio, attended by Perry and other mostly Republican candidates, the Rev. John Hagee stated, “If you live your life and don’t confess your sins to God Almighty through the authority of Christ and His blood, I’m going to say this very plainly, you’re going straight to hell with a nonstop ticket.”
Perry was asked if he agreed with those comments and said, “It is my faith, and I’m a believer of that.”[39] Perry went on to say that there was nothing in the sermon that he took exception with.
Humorist and entertainer Kinky Friedman, the Jewish independent candidate for governor in the 2006 election, said, “He doesn’t think very differently from the Taliban, does he?” Carole Keeton Strayhorn disagreed with Perry’s comments, and Democrat Chris Bell said that one who is in public office should “respect people of all faiths and denominations”.
Conservatives then responded, arguing that Perry had a right to his religious beliefs, and that he was not disrespecting Americans of other religious convictions. While visiting Israel in August 2009, Perry gave an interview to the Jerusalem Post in which he affirmed his support for Israel from his religious background, “I’m a big believer that this country was given to the people of Israel a long time ago, by God, and that’s ordained.”

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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:

>Perry does not believe there is valid scientific proof of anthropogenic global warming. He has said several times that there is no scientific consensus on the issue.[69] In a September 7, 2007, speech to California Republicans, Perry said, “Virtually every day another scientist leaves the global warming bandwagon. ... But you won’t read about that in the press because they have already invested in one side of the story.”

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>Pro-life, Pro-guns, pro-spending cuts, pro-business

>He’s an outside-the-Beltway candidate

>He is not a Ivy League grad

>He was an Air Force captain who flew a C-130

>Speaks Spainish.
(Odumbo says everybody should speak a foreign language, but he CAN’T)

>Fighting with Obama on many fronts
Google Perry/Obama and you will see he’s been fighting him and his government for the past two years.

>PERRY ISSUES OBAMA A COUPLE OF BIG FUBOs:

1. “Texas to Allow Regular Incandescent Bulbs”
Reports are the governor will sign Bill HB2510 by June 19th.
Bill HB2510 allows for the manufacture and sale of incandescent light bulbs otherwise banned in federal legislation of 2007, applicable from 1 January 2012 onwards.
The legality, at least in the way the proposed law is framed, has apparently been cleared with the US Attorney General’s office.
The Bill has already passed in both House and Senate with overwhelming support.
While Texas has no current manufacture, relevant parties are being invited to restart it.
Texas has been a leading US state in providing new local jobs, and this is seen as a further contributive measure.
http://freedomlightbulb.blogspot.com/2011/06/texas-to-allow-incandescent-light-bulbs.html

2.Perry Adds TSA Anti-Groping Bill to Call
http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/tea-party/updated-perry-adds-tsa-anti-groping-bill-to-call/ ^

Gov. Rick Perry this evening announced the addition of TSA anti-groping legislation to the agenda for the special legislative session. In a statement, he said lawmakers could consider legislation “relating to the prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression on those seeking access to public buildings and transportation.”

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>There is no such thing as ‘Perrycare’

>Signed into law sonogram and explanation by physician before abortion

>Signed into law, photo ID ident to vote

>Perry did not apply for federal “Race to the Top” education funds because he said it would force national standards upon Texas.

>He has vetoed a record 248 bills, including dozens after the 2001 session, angering many lawmakers.

>He said last year that President Barack Obama was “hell-bent” on turning America into a socialist country.

>Won governorship of state with lots of latinos

>He used to be a Democrat. So? So did Reagan.

>The Bush’s don’t like him

>He has NEVER lost an election, including an elementary school contest for “king” of the Paint Creek School Carnival. He secured that win by handing out pennies for votes.

>Perry has degree in animal science from Texas A&M University

>He is an Eagle Scout and wrote a book about the Boy Scouts, ‘On My Honor’.
Rick Perry uses the Boy Scouts to draw a battle line in what he considers a “culture war,” defending them against the American Civil Liberties Union and what he sees as a moral struggle for the country’s future.
The book also traces a 30-year history of litigation involving the Scouts — most of which they won — which Perry considers an attack on traditional values and faith in God.

Perry targets the ACLU as the primary force behind a leftist push to accept homosexuality and challenge Scouting’s duty to God.
http://www.rickperry.org/media/perrys-new-book-supports-boy-scouts-attacks-aclu

>Perry has a reputation for not sweating

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MISC:
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>He played quarterback on the six-man football team for the Paint Creek Pirates. He also played basketball and ran track.

>He’s a runner and triathlete.

>He is an outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing.

>He plays the drums. At a January 2005 inaugural party in Washington, he played with ZZ Top in front of 2,000 people

>Perry has Romney’s looks without the other baggage.
Raised on a ranch.
Has hair.
6’ tall- presidential (especially after Obama)

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PERRY TRASHING:

Anytime governor Rick Perry is mentioned, Free Repubic seems to turn into something resembling Democratic Underground.
Posts regarding Perry are peppered with profanity, vulgarity and downright fabrications- the likes of which is seldom seen on Free Republic.

This is hardly in the best interests of our Conservative agenda. The Loony Left does not need any help from us in the character assassination of our Conservatives.

This Perry trashing comes from the Ron ‘truther’ Paul nuts, Debra Medina sour grapers, lurking Libs- and I suspect, over zealous Sarah Palin supporters and a few Bachmann supporters.
(I love Sarah and Michelle Bachmann as much as anyone else, but we MUST face reality when it comes to our beautiful Conservative ladies’ chances of winning this thing!)

Don’t you think it more sensible to trust what the Conservative icons have to say about Perry?

>Sarah Palin threw her endorsement to Rick Perry for governor-. She recently restated that she likes Perry.

>Rush said that Perry is his dream candidate. http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/rush-limbaugh-on-the-record-3/

>Michael Reagan praises Perry:
“If you don’t believe Reaganomics can still work in this day and age, for whatever reason, I say you should look no further than the state of Texas.
Under the leadership of Gov. Rick Perry, Texas has championed and built upon the concepts my father used to rebuild America in the 1980s..
In short, Reagan Revolution is alive and well - deep in the heart of Texas.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/24/reagans-vision-lives-on-in-texas/?page=1

>Ted Nugent is a close friend and supporter.

Don’t you think it more sensible to trust what numerous politicians and scholars have said about Rick Perry than various haters?

VISIT THIS SITE

Read the official statements of dozens of Perry’s fellow politicians and scholars (both Democrats and Republicans) have had to say about Rick Perry: http://www.politico.com/arena/archive/rick-perry-for-president-in-2012.html

All (including Democrat opponents) have called him a staunch Conservative, and not one of the dozens issuing opinions has mentioned the vaccine or TTC.
Apparently they don’t consider these things an issue. They DID mention Perry threatening to secede from the union as a strike against him.

What Perry actually said; “You know, my hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention,” Perry continued. “We’ve got a great union. There is absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what may come out of that? So. But Texas is a very unique place and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”

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The Gadasil vaccine Perry tried to “force” on Texas girls?
Dead issue.
He never tried to force it.
There was an opt out. It was up to parents to choose
Always.

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Trans Texas Hiway?
Dead issue.
If that’s the worst he’s done, I can live with it.
I just want someone who can kick the Marxist/Muslim usurper’s sorry a$$ out of our White House!!

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Bilderberg member?
Dead issue.
Governor Perry attended one meeting in 2007.
Many prominent Americans have attended these meeting.
That does NOT mean they are members or agree with their ‘agenda’- whatever that is.
Some who attended in the past: Ford, Eisenhower, Gates

Why NOT attend if invited? I would want to know what in the heck they are all about and what they are up to.

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>Americans WILL get it:
>Better looking
>Better record
>Rick Perry for President

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Hear Allen West explain eloquently why Muslims- all Muslims, are a danger to America in this short video;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkGQmCZjJ0k

We need a place for sensible men like Cain and West who understand the Muslim and illegal alien danger to America in the new Republican administration in 2012.

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50 posted on 07/20/2011 4:08:40 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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