Perry,, elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1984, came to be known as one of the "Pit Bulls,"
members who sat in the lower pit of the House Appropriations Committee and bitterly fought spending increases.
August 13, 2011 Rick Perry's Announcement Speech at Red State Gathering [YouTube]
Students for Perry -- 3:34 YouTube Video: IT'S TIME FOR RICK PERRY
Rick and Anita Perry
.She tries to help the governor not get too carried away with his own role. "I try to keep him grounded. Sometimes I wonder," she said. When he gets a little too puffed up, "I'm always saying: 'Who told you that you were cute today?' "
Still, she intends to get out on the campaign trail and play a more visible part.
"Not that I'm a vote-changer or a vote-getter or anything like that," she said. "But I'll do whatever I need to do because I think it's important that he get re-elected."
You have to grow thick skin, enjoy people, tackle big projects and, in all of it, keep family as a priority, she said.
The governor has also set his priorities. The staff knows to keep his schedule clear every Sept. 9. That's not his wedding day or an important birthday.
It's the anniversary of their first date.
Anita Perry, a no-nonsense nurse, overcomes shyness in signing on to win votes for her husband
Another liberal publication comes out with a pro-Perry piece. It would seem that Perry is becoming the new Romney, as far as democrat political strategists are concerned.
Perry is a saint compared to the kenyan.
“Biographical similarities aside....”
Thanks for posting this.
I actually just sent the author an email, because the quoted statement couldn’t be more hopelessly wrong (as Curtis Sliwa says).
Aside from the facts that Bush and Perry are about the same age, flew planes for our defense, have been gov. of texas and each married once with 2 children, there is NOTHING similar in their bios at all.
I keep reading things like this, it is way off base, and it just annoys me.
The Bush family is one of the most preeminent families in American politics. They are very wealthy. George Bush’s father was the POTUS!
Rick Perry’s father was a cotton farmer.
As I said to Mr. Evans, it says great things about America that anyone could mistake these 2 men as having “similar” biographies, but the fact of the matter is, they don’t.
I’m not saying either is better than the other, by virtue of their backgrounds or for any other reason. But, they come from different places, and I don’t know why anyone would want to try and hide or distort that.
I doubt the author was attempting to distort things, I think he was just thoughtless. He probably meant to say, despite outward similarities, that would have been OK.
But, as I said, I keep seeing this same meme and it’s just not correct.
This statement of his in the (notice it's the) WaPo is inaccurate, and showoffily so:
Perry is more hard-knuckled in his dealings not only with Democrats (now a minority in the House and the Senate) but with insufficiently conservative Republicans — what we in Texas pejoratively call “moderates.”.....
In the recent session of the Lege, the RiNO speaker of the Texas House, a man returned to the speakership by a party-line vote of the Democratic minority, ginned up a decennial redistricting plan that paired eight of the most conservative Republicans in the house against one another and guaranteed future Democratic gains, and Rick Perry did absolutely NOTHING about it.
Rick Perry also did not fight for a bill that would have ended the "sanctuary cities" policies of a number of big-city Democratic mayors, including former Houston mayors Kathy Whitmire, Bob Lanier, Lee P. Brown, and Bill White (a former chairman of the Texas Democratic Party and last year's Democratic candidate for governor, opposing Perry). One would have expected Perry, if he were a REAL conservative, to have clubbed "sanctuary" policies out of the park, especially considering that his opponent was a champion of such policies and had had a couple of his Houston police patrolmen murdered on duty by illegal aliens armed with pistols.
Rick Perry is nobody's "hard-knuckled" conservative.
The MSM seems to be choosing him, so that means they think BO can beat him.
That sounds like the end of a Barney Frank, Anderson Cooper date.
If Palin doesn’t run, I’m rooting for Perry.
I just want someone who will punch the punk in the mouth. And Perry seems to have no problem playing hardball.
Romney will be a McCain repeat. All personal background will be off limits. While he’s called a crazy mormon.
I’m guessing if they go after Perry’s background, he’ll have no problem mentioning Obama’s 20 years in Wright’s church. As would Palin.
It should be banned here.
Read all about Soros contributions to this
Dem party Owner named John Thorton “ Austin “ based operation set up in 2009 to stop Perry from getting reelected.
http://urbangrounds.com/2011/03/soros-texas-tribune/ The owner name is named John Thorton - HUGE DEM Millionaire ! http://blog.chron.com/texaspolitics/2009/07/those-donations-from-texas-tribune-founder-john-thornton/
Bump for later
WaPO is too liberal for my taste. If they praise a republican I am skeptical to begin with. Thanks for the link just the same, I’m just sayin
The whole "economic miracle" idea is subjective. Whenever somebody makes that claim, somebody else will dispute and deflate it. There are no "miracles" in economics, and any good result is going to be compared to some better, ideal result that critics assume is in reach.
But from what I understand, Texas has been doing well economically. Whether Perry's the person responsible or not, the state's economy is a plus for his campaign.
Perry may not be George W. Bush, but I have to wonder if he might have the same problem Jeb Bush has: whatever he deserves, he's got an uphill fight to win over people who are still p.o.'ed at W.
Anita Perry m.o. sounds like Laura Bush. Both supportive but both know when to put their spouse/politicians egos in check.
It’s a good balancing.