“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.
J.R. Ray Perry and his wife Amelia, now in their mid-80s, still reside in Paint Creek in the house Ray built.
......>>>The heart of the community is Paint Creek School, which was established in 1937 and has an enrollment of about 160, about 50 more than when Perry attended. "No Dream too Tall for a School so Small" is the school motto.<<<<..... Rick Perry's roots in little Paint Creek run deep